The Syllabus year consists of two terms for Studio delivery.
Term 1 (February 1 - June 15)
Term 2 (August 1 - December 15)
Academic courses taken through Athabasca University are offered starting on the 1st of each month, with the registration deadline being the 10th of the month prior to the start date (i.e. April 10th deadline for a start date of May 1st).
RAIC Syllabus Program Fee Changes Coming for 2021
The RAIC Syllabus program is proud to have held studio courses and administrative fees stable since 2014, implementing no fee increases to students for over 6 years. The Syllabus Program's operations are supported by student fees, such as delivering studios throughout Canada and assisting student reps with organizing local activities for students and mentors. For a detailed list of fees for each course, including academic courses, please refer to the Syllabus Course Fee Table.
Our goal for the program is to continually improve the quality of services and the student experience, we must continually make investments to deliver on improved quality. To do this, we must continually make investments to deliver on improved quality.
As such, all 2021 studio course and administrative fees will be subject to a 5% increase. This fee change will take effect on December 15, 2020. The increased fees will support ongoing improvements to the program including, but not limited to:
- Improved technological infrastructure
- Continued and expanded operation of virtual studios
- Increased administrative support
- Enhanced course delivery
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Jessica McCormick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A $25.00 charge will be levied for NSF cheques or declined VISA/Mastercard deductions. Additional administrative charges may be charged for courier, photocopying or other disbursements.
Registrations received after February 1st will be levied late charges of:
$26.25 (Feb 2 - Feb 6);
$52.50 (Feb 7 - Feb 11);
$105.00 (Feb 12 - March 1)
If registrations are not received prior to the start of the term of March 1st, students will have their accounts deactivate immediately. If students wish to resume their studies, a $367.50 reapplication fee will be charged.
Administrative charges are 100% non-refundable. 50% of Studio fees paid in full at the beginning of a term are refundable up to March 1st in Term 1, and September 1st in Term 2, after which no refund will be issued.
Students who wish to receive an official or unofficial copy of their Syllabus transcript must complete the form on their student portal account. Transcript requests are free for current Syllabus students.
The fee for this service, for students not currently enrolled or who have graduated, is $10.00 plus applicable taxes, for up to three (3) copies. Please send your transcript requests to: email@example.com.
RAIC Syllabus Administrative Fees - 2021
$ 367.50 Application/Reapplication Fee - Due: upon application/reapplication
Application/Reapplication Fees are required when a candidate first applies to the Syllabus or when a student has failed to submit Registration Forms & Fees at the beginning of each term.
Deadlines for application/re-applications: Term 1 = December 15th Term 2 = June 15th
$ 472.50 Credit Assessment Fee - Due: when requesting assessment
Assessment Fees are required when a candidate first applies to the Syllabus and wishes to receive Transfer credits for courses completed prior to application to the Syllabus Program.
$ 262.50 Proposed Equivalent Appeal Fee (per course) - Due: when requesting equivalency
Proposed Equivalent Appeal Fees are required when a current Syllabus student applies for an assessment of equivalency status for a course available outside of the Syllabus.
$ 341.25 Re-enrollment Fee - Due by: February 1st
All Diploma Program students pay a $341.75.00 re-enrollment fee whether or not a student will be actively participating in the design studio and/or taking academic courses with Athabasca.
All students must register at the beginning of each year, regardless of whether they are taking courses or not, in order to maintain active student status.
Applicable taxes will be charged based on the province of residence
Payment may be made by VISA, or MasterCard on the Syllabus student portal under courses and registration. The annual re-enrollment will be available on December 15th.
$ 105.00 Architectural Experience Late Submission Fee (Policy in Effect September 1, 2017)
It is the student's responsibility to adhere to the work experience requirements of the RAIC Syllabus program. Copies of duly completed Canadian Experience Record Books (CERB) sections are to be sent by the student to the registrar every 900 - 1000 hours. Students must submit scanned copies of experience books within 8 weeks of the date of last entry.
- Submission after the 8 week period will result in the charging of a late submission fee.
- Experience hours submitted more than 1000 hours will result in the charging of a late submission fee.
- Please see the Submission of Architectural Experience Policy on our website for further information.
$ 105.00 Architectural Experience Submission Fee (for submission of CERB's while on Administrative Leave)
Even on Administrative Leave, a student must continue to submit their work experience hours. Submissions will be subject to an administrative fee. It is the student's responsibility to adhere to the work experience requirements of the RAIC Syllabus program. Copies of duly completed Canadian Experience Record Books (CERB) sections are to be sent by the student to the registrar every 900 - 1000 hours. Students must submit scanned copies of experience books within 8 weeks of the date of last entry.
*All RAIC Syllabus Fees are subject to applicable taxes. Taxes are based on the province of residence.*
For information on allocation of Syllabus Fees please contact the RAIC Syllabus office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated: 2020 - 12 - 16