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Pre-University Courses

Our non-credit, pre-university courses can provide you with the background you need for university-level mathematics or chemistry courses. The courses are meant for students who did not complete the equivalent high school courses, or who would like to refresh their knowledge before they study at the university level. If you plan to study at Acadia, these courses will fulfill the pre-requisite for several introductory courses.

You can begin your course at any time, and you'll study independently. Most students will take several months to complete the course, depending on their time commitments. Tuition is $525 for Canadian students or $1050 for International students.

CHEM 0110: Pre-University Chemistry

  • This non-credit course is based on the Nova Scotia high school chemistry curriculum. It has been designed for students who have never taken chemistry in high school, or who would like to refresh their knowledge before they study introductory chemistry in a university setting.

    This non-credit course is acceptable at Acadia as a prerequisite for CHEM 1013 or CHEM 1033.

MATH 0110: Pre-University Mathematics

  • Many students come to university without the prerequisite math courses or knowledge that they need in order to be admitted into the mathematics and statistics courses necessary for their program. MATH 0110 provides a foundation in high-school level algebra. Such courses are typically called Beginning and Intermediate Algebra or College Algebra.

    This non-credit course serves as a prerequisite for courses that require NS Grades 11 and 12 Academic Math or their equivalent. It is acceptable at Acadia as a pre-requisite for MATH 1213 or MATH 1613.

MATH 0120: Advanced Pre-University Mathematics

  • This non-credit pre-calculus course will help build a foundation for the mathematics and statistics skills that many students will need to assess data in their academic and professional careers. Topics include polynomials and a variety of functions (linear, quadratic, power, etc.).

Getting Started

Follow the steps below to enrol in a course.

  • Learn about your responsibilities and technical requirements on our Future Students page.
  • Visit our Registration page and apply to Acadia University.
  • Order your textbooks from Acadia's bookstore.
  • Begin your courses, studying the way you want to.
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