Admissions - Application Process

American Students

This page will show you how to apply to Acadia and what information you’ll need to send us. We will base this on what you tell us about yourself. You can correct or complete the information below.

 

When and What you need to Apply

When to Apply

You can apply to Acadia any time after October 1. However, you need to apply by March 1st if you want to be considered for an entrance scholarship. If you are selected to receive an entrance scholarship, we will notify you by mid-April.

What you'll need

To apply, you will need:

  • $40 CDN application processing fee, which you can pay online with a credit card
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • Letter of reference

Applying online takes about 15 minutes. You can come back to the application form anytime; just make sure you save the sections you have completed before exiting.

Your application must include official copies of all your high school transcripts and other records of academic work, such as courses you took at a different college or university.

Mailing address for submission of official documents:

Admissions Office
Acadia University
15 University Ave
PO Box 7
Wolfville, NS, Canada
B4P 2R6

Resumes, passports and cover letters may be uploaded from your status portal or emailed to admissions@acadiau.ca

*Documents submitted in support of an application for admission are retained by the University and are not returned to the applicant. All received documents are electronically stored.

Transcripts

Transcripts should be certified by the school and prepared in a sealed envelope by the school. They can either be sent to Acadia directly from the school or given to you to send. Certified transcripts acceptable to Acadia will be used as a basis of admission.

Transferring from another school

If you would like to apply to Acadia from another university or college, you must have an official transcript sent directly from that institution for evaluation.

Transfer credits may be given for individual courses that are applicable to the intended undergraduate degree program of study. Course descriptions must be included with the transcripts.

When and What you need to apply to Education

When to Apply

Applications for the 2023-2024 year will open in November 2022.

What you'll need

To apply, you will need:

  • $35 CDN application processing fee, which you can pay online with a credit card.
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary institutions you have attended, except Acadia. High school transcripts are not required.
  • Supplemental Form (PDF) - As soon as your application has been processed, you can find this form by logging in to your Status Portal.
  • Referee Form - You should provide the electronic referee form link to each of your three referees, who may then complete and submit the form to us directly.
For full admissions requirements, including the Elementary and Secondary program streams, please visit the School of Education’s requirements page.

Admissions Guidelines for Americans

  • Grade 12 English
  • Minimum overall average of B
  • Four or more additional Grade 12 college preparatory courses. An average of "B" or better in five college preparatory courses is recommended for admission.


American students are automatically considered for entrance scholarships when they present an A average, an exceptional extracurricular record, and letter(s) of recommendation.

Requirements for Applied Science

  • Precalculus
  • Mathematics (minimum score of C is required)
  • Chemistry (minimum score of C is required)
  • Physics is recommended.


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Biology

  • Academic or precalculus mathematics
  • Chemistry (minimum score of C is required)


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Business Administration

  • English with a B average
  • Academic or Precalculus Mathematics


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Canadian Studies

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Chemistry

  • Precalculus Mathematics (minimum score of C is required)
  • Chemistry (minimum score of C is required)


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Classical Studies

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Community Development

  • Academic or Precalculus Mathematics


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Computer Science

  • Precalculus mathematics with a minimum score of C (applicants with only academic mathematics will be required to successfully complete the non-credit Math 0120 Advanced Pre-University Mathematics in the first semester of the program).


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Economics

  • Bachelor of Arts - Academic or Precalculus Mathematics.
  • Bachelor of Science - Precalculus mathematics (minimum score of C is required)


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Education

A recognized Bachelor's degree with a minimum 2.67 (70%) GPA in the last three years (90 credit hours) of undergraduate study.

Requirements for Engineering

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for English

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Environmental & Sustainability Studies

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Environmental Geoscience

  • Academic or Precalculus Mathematics
  • Chemistry (minimum score of C is required)


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Environmental Science

  • Academic or Precalculus Mathematics
  • Chemistry (minimum score of C is required)


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for French

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Geology

  • Academic or Precalculus Mathematics
  • Chemistry (minimum score of C is required)


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for German

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for History

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Kinesiology

  • Academic or Precalculus Mathematics


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Law & Society

  • TBA


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Mathematics & Statistics

  • Precalculus Mathematics with a B average.


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Mathematics Education

  • Precalculus Mathematics with a B average


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Music

  • All prospective music students will complete a School of Music application. For students interested in the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Therapy degrees, a live (or recorded) audition is required with the application.


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Music Therapy

  • All prospective music students will complete a School of Music application. For students interested in the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Therapy degrees, a live (or recorded) audition is required with the application.


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Nutrition & Dietetics

  • Academic or Precalculus Mathematics
  • Chemistry (minimum score of C is required)


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Philosophy

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Physics

  • Precalculus Mathematics with a minimum score of C
  • Physics recommended.


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Politics

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Psychology

  • Grade 12 Academic or Precalculus Mathematics


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Sociology

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Spanish

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Theatre

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Theology

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Women's & Gender Studies

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Applied Science

  • IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (SL or HL) or Applications and Interpretations (SL or HL).
  • IB Physics recommended.


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Biology

  • IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (SL or HL) or Applications and Interpretations (SL or HL)
  • IB Chemistry


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Business Administration

  • IB English
  • IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (SL or HL) or Applications and Interpretations (SL or HL)


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Canadian Studies

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Chemistry

  • IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (SL or HL) or Applications and Interpretations (SL or HL)
  • IB Chemistry


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Classical Studies

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Community Development

  • IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (SL or HL) or Applications and Interpretations (SL or HL)


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Computer Science

  • IB Mathematics


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Economics

  • IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (SL or HL) or Applications and Interpretations (SL or HL)


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Engineering

  • IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (SL or HL) or Applications and Interpretations (SL or HL)
  • IB Physics recommended


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for English

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Environmental & Sustainability Studies

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Environmental Geoscience

  • IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (SL or HL) or Applications and Interpretations (SL or HL)
  • IB Chemistry


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Environmental Science

  • IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (SL or HL) or Applications and Interpretations (SL or HL)
  • IB Chemistry


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for French

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Geology

  • IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (SL or HL) or Applications and Interpretations (SL or HL)
  • IB Chemistry


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Germany

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for History

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Kinesiology

  • IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (SL or HL) or Applications and Interpretations (SL or HL)


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Law & Society

  • TBA


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Mathematics & Statistics

  • IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (SL or HL) or Applications and Interpretations (SL or HL)


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Mathematics Education

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Music

  • All prospective music students will complete a School of Music application. For students interested in the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Therapy degrees, a live (or recorded) audition is required with the application


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Music Therapy

  • All prospective music students will complete a School of Music application. For students interested in the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Therapy degrees, a live (or recorded) audition is required with the application.


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Nutrition & Dietetics

  • IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (SL or HL) or Applications and Interpretations (SL or HL)
  • IB Chemistry


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Philosophy

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Physics

  • IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (SL or HL) or Applications and Interpretations (SL or HL)
  • IB Physics recommended


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Politics

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Psychology

  • IB Mathematics Analysis and Approaches (SL or HL) or Applications and Interpretations (SL or HL)


When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Sociology

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Spanish

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Theatre

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Theology

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Requirements for Women's & Gender Studies

When choosing your high school courses, you should note that several courses taken in the first year of university have secondary school prerequisites. Generally, students continuing university work in subjects available in secondary school are advised to have senior year secondary school standing in those subjects.

Mature Student Requirements

Not all paths lead to starting university immediately after high school. If you are a mature student, our small classes and the strong level of interaction between our faculty and students may be the right fit for you.

A mature student is someone who:

  • plans to study on a full-time basis
  • has been out of high school for a minimum of four years
  • does not meet the published academic admission guidelines

As a mature applicant, you will need to provide:

  • transcripts of all academic work completed, such as your high school transcript and transcripts from any courses or programs you took at other universities or colleges
  • two letters of reference from employers
  • a resume
  • an outline of your future plans

    and to be present for interviews if required.

We may encourage you to take up to 18 credit-hours of specified courses as an independent part-time student. A typical Fall or Winter course is 3 credit-hours, and a full-year course is 6 credit-hours.

If you achieve grades of C- or better in each of those courses, we will admit you to a degree program, and the credits you earned will count towards your program.

Send official transcripts by mail to:

Admissions Office
Acadia University
15 University Ave
PO Box 7
Wolfville NS
B4P 2R6 Canada

References, your future plans, and other supporting documents can be emailed to admissions@acadiau.ca

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Applying for Readmission Requirements

If you would like to return to Acadia for further studies, you will need to re-apply if:

  • you have been absent from Acadia for one academic year or longer
  • you graduated from the program you were admitted for
  • you were subject to academic dismissal

If you were dismissed from Acadia and you are re-admitted, you will have an academic standing of probation.

What you’ll need to apply:

  • $40 CDN application processing fee
  • All official transcripts for studies completed at any other institutions
  • An up-to-date resume outlining your work experience, volunteer activities, and educational background

If you are reapplying after a period of academic dismissal, you also need to include a cover letter and letter of reference. Your cover letter should explain why you feel you did not perform well at Acadia in the past and why you would do better if readmitted.

Send official documents (transcripts from other institutions, etc.) by mail to:

Admissions Office
Acadia University
15 University Ave
PO Box 7
Wolfville NS
B4P 2R6
Canada

Resumes, cover letters, and other documents may be emailed to admissions@acadiau.ca

Homeschool Student Requirements

Homeschooled students are welcome to apply to Acadia. We review these applications on a case-by-case basis. You will be asked to provide documentation such as:

  • a cover letter
  • course grades
  • outlines of the curriculum covered in your schooling, including a list of books/textbooks
  • completion of specific program required courses
  • any external test scores or transcripts, and grades, cover letters, etc.

Please send official documents (such as external test scores or transcripts) by mail to:

Admissions Office
Acadia University
15 University Ave
PO Box 7
Wolfville NS
B4P 2R6
Canada

Transfer Student Requirements

Acadia welcomes students from other universities who are interested in transferring to Acadia or in taking select courses here. Acadia’s small town environment, student research opportunities, and strong student-faculty interaction may offer the right fit for you.

  • $40 CDN application processing fee
  • All official mid-year or final university transcripts

Letter of Permission

If you would like to take one or more courses at Acadia while you continue to attend your home university, you will need a Letter of Permission. Complete our application form and have your university’s Registrar send us a letter of permission and an official transcript. The letter of permission establishes that your home university will recognize the credits that you plan to earn at Acadia.

Transferring to Acadia

If you would like to transfer to Acadia and earn your degree here, please complete the admission application and ask your current university to send us your transcript for evaluation.

Transfer credits will normally be given for individual courses which are applicable to your intended undergraduate degree program of study. Courses must have a minimum grade of C- to be eligible for transfer credit.

Most of our programs require you to have a 2.0 GPA. The following programs require a 2.5 GPA:

  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Kinesiology
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Community Development
  • Applied Science (Engineering)

Please have transcripts and other official documents mailed to:

Admissions Office
Acadia University
15 University Ave
PO Box 7
Wolfville NS B4P 2R6
Canada

Other applicable documents may be emailed to admissions@acadiau.ca

Student Loans

American students may use Stafford and Plus loans to finance their education at Acadia. As part of this process, students will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Acadia's FAFSA code is G08449.

Other possible financial aid to students includes merit scholarships, bursaries and scholar-bursaries which reward academic achievement and extra-curricular activities, while recognizing financial need for exceptional students.

Apply Now!

Applying online takes about 15 minutes. You can also save your progress and come back to the application later.

Apply to Acadia

After you've applied

We’ll email you to let you know we received your application. If we need more information, we’ll post a request to your application status. Once you’ve sent in all the required documents, we’ll make an admission decision within 3 to 4 business days.

Study Permit

In order to obtain a Study Permit, an offer of admission must be made. When we send you an offer of admission, we will issue you a letter that you will use to obtain a Study Permit.

Your next steps

  • Are you ready? If you’ve applied and been admitted, you can accept your offer to confirm that you plan to come to Acadia.
  • Once you’ve accepted your offer, you can apply for a room in Residence.