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Athabasca University
Office of the Registrar

Subject: Graduation and Convocation Ceremonies June 11 & 12, 2004

The Office of the Registrar is pleased to advise that this year Athabasca University will offer eligible graduates the opportunity to graduate on Friday, June 11, 2004 (Undergraduate Degrees) or Saturday, June 12, 2004 (Graduate Degrees). Please note that only correspondence initiated by the Office of the Registrar constitutes official notice of eligibility status.

In order to graduate on June 11th or June 12th, 2004, the following conditions must be met:

1. The Office of the Registrar must receive all final grades, including grades for courses completed through other institutions on Letters of Permission, no later than May 5, 2004. Athabasca University final exams should be written four to six weeks prior to this date to allow sufficient time for mailing and marking.

2. Students must apply to graduate. An Application for Graduation form is available at http://www.athabascau.ca/html/depts/registry/formspage.htm
Please mail of FAX the completed form to the Office of the Registrar no later than April 15, 2004.

3. Students must begin all final credential requirements (including credit courses, challenge examinations, writing competency tests, etc.) no later than March 3, 2004.

4. Students must make arrangements to settle all outstanding accounts with the university (ie. monies owing, return of library materials, etc.).

Note: Graduation applications will not be carried forward into the next academic year. Therefore, if you do not convocate in June of 2004, you must re-apply to graduate in December 2004.

If you have any questions or if we can be of any further assistance, please contact (780) 675-6100 or 1-800-788-9041 ext. 6258.

December 2003 graduates will be invited to attend and participate in the Convocation ceremonies of June 2004. Details for the Convocation ceremonies in the Town of Athabasca will be forwarded to you as they become available in April of 2004.

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