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Athabasca University

Student ID Cards

This page outlines the process you need to follow to obtain a student ID card from Athabasca University. You have three options in requesting a photo ID card:

  1. You may visit the Office of the Registrar at AU Athabasca, or the offices at AU Edmonton or AU Calgary to have your photograph taken. At this time, you will be asked to complete and sign a photo ID request form. You will receive your photo ID card in the mail within about three weeks.
  2. If you are unable to come to one of our locations during normal business hours, you can complete a photo ID request form and forward it to one of our offices (via mail, fax or email) accompanied by a passport-sized photo. In this case, you must ensure that a guarantor completes the appropriate portion of the form and also signs and dates the back of the photo.
  3. If you have access to a scanner or digital camera, you can email the completed photo ID request form to idrequest@athabascau.ca. You must include a passport-sized photo and the front portion of your current driver's license. This provides us with a photo, name, date of birth, and current mailing address, which we use for verification purposes (so you don't need a guarantor to complete their portion of the photo ID request form.) Once the photo ID request form, the electronic photo and driver's license have been received, we will verify your details and mail your photo ID card to you.

Photo ID cards are issued for the academic year (September 1 to August 31) in which they are processed. If you will be continuing your studies beyond this time frame, you will need to have your photo ID card updated in order for it to be recognized by external organizations. You can request an annual update sticker by going to the Office of the Registrar at AU Athabasca, or the offices at AU Edmonton or AU Calgary. If you are unable to come to one of our locations during normal business hours, you can forward a signed request to our office via mail or fax or send an email to idrequest@athabascau.ca.

Note: We reserve the right to refuse unacceptable photos (ie: poor quality, facial distortions, etc). Students will be asked to resubmit an appropriate photo at their own expense.

Updated May 17 2016 by Student & Academic Services

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