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Pursuing a degree with transfer credit

By: Charmaine Akewanzie

Academic upgrading can be a challenge for any individual who decides to return to post-secondary. As a mature student you oftentimes face additional hurdles in obtaining further accreditations: family commitments, employment status, and increased financial responsibilities just to name a few (#adulting anyone?).

Charmaine Akiwenzie is pursuing a Bachelor of Management degree with AU after transferring credit from a two-year diploma from Algonquin College.
Charmaine Akiwenzie is pursuing a Bachelor of Management degree with AU after transferring credit from a two-year diploma from Algonquin College.

The ability to pursue a Bachelor of Management degree while maintaining full-time employment status was one of the deciding factors in my choice to attend Athabasca University.

The scheduling freedom and flexibility online learning affords has given me access to a quality education without the rigidity of a traditional classroom, or the added pressure of making the difficult decision to relocate my family or put my career on hold.

The application process and subsequent transfer credit assessment were pain-free, Algonquin and Athabasca’s degree pathways/articulation agreements were clear, and staff from both institutions always forthcoming.

If you are a recent Algonquin grad who is considering a return to post-secondary, I would highly recommend doing so with Athabasca’s transfer credit process.

Even though they are three provinces and two time zones away, faculty and support staff are responsive, they care about your success, and will work with you to achieve your academic goals every step of the way!

Charmaine Akewanzie is a current AU student, pursuing a university degree thanks in part to a Degree Pathways/Articulation Agreement with Algonquin College.

Published:
  • November 5, 2019
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Charmaine Akewanzie