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Athabasca University

Doctor of Education in Distance Education

Academic Schedule


January 11

First day of winter session courses

January 31

Deadline for applications (new Cohort)


February 15

Family Day (Alberta holiday)

University closed

February 28

Program Fees Due (all Cohorts)


March 1 - 31

EdD new cohort selections announced


March Applicants have two weeks, from the date of email notification, to complete admission and pay the first program fee. Email notification will be sent
March 25 - 28 Easter Break University closed

April 7

Last day of Winter session courses


April 15

Registration for EDDE 801 open


May 1

Last day for EDDE 801 course registration (new Cohort )

May 2

All final grades must be received by the Office of the Registrar for June Convocation


May 23

Welcome session for new Cohort
6:00 pm, Adobe Connect
Email notification will be sent

May 25

EDDE 801 - Early access to Moodle LMS

Note: students start working on group projects

June 9, 10, 11 Athabasca University Convocation  

June 17

First day for program students to register in fall session courses

Email notification will be sent

July 1

Canada Day

University closed

August 1

Civic holiday

University closed

August 21 - 26

EdD Orientation (new cohort)


August 31

* PROGRAM FEES DUE (Except for new cohort)

September 5

Labour Day

University closed

September 6

First day of fall session courses (EDDE 801 already started)


October 10

Thanksgiving Day

University closed

October 14

First day of course registration for Winter courses

Email notification will be sent

November 11

Remembrance Day

University closed

December 2

Last day of fall session courses


December 25/16 - January 2/17


The CDE will close at 4:30 p.m. on December 24, 2016 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on January 2, 2017.

CDE office closed




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