Admissions - Application Process

Caribbean 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.

Our Caribbean application information applies to The Bahamas and countries that are party to the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC). For application information about Caribbean countries not listed here like Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti, please refer to our International Admissions page.

 

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

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.

Transfer credit consideration

Transfer credits may be awarded for study at the College of the Bahamas, Barbados Community College, Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (St Lucia), the University of the West Indies, and H Lavity Stoutt Community College, among other institutions. Students applying for transfer credit must include course descriptions of work completed to date with their application.

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 Anquilla

Students normally apply to Acadia with at least Grade 12 / Lower Sixth / CAPE 1 results.

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE)

Students should present grades of "3" or better to be considered for admission.

CAPE II results can be considered for advanced credit.

Applicants from a British education system

Students are normally required to present two GCE A levels (eligible for transfer credit) or four GCE AS levels with grades C or better, and five I/GCSEs with grades at C or better.

Courses required for admission to certain programs (see "Specific program admission guidelines" below) must be completed with a C or better.

Admissions Guidelines for Antigua & Barbuda

Students normally apply to Acadia with at least Grade 12 / Lower Sixth / CAPE 1 results.

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE)

Students should present grades of "3" or better to be considered for admission.

CAPE II results can be considered for advanced credit.

Applicants from a British education system

Students are normally required to present two GCE A levels (eligible for transfer credit) or four GCE AS levels with grades C or better, and five I/GCSEs with grades at C or better.

Courses required for admission to certain programs (see "Specific program admission guidelines" below) must be completed with a C or better.

Admissions Guidelines for Bahamas

Students normally apply to Acadia with at least Grade 12 results.

High school transcript with minimum 70%; BGCSEs with minimum grades of “C”

Applicants from the Bahamas

Students are assessed on the basis of their Grade 12 school results but are encouraged to provide BGCSE results if available.

Applicants from a British education system

Students are normally required to present two GCE A levels (eligible for transfer credit) or four GCE AS levels with grades C or better, and five I/GCSEs with grades at C or better.

Courses required for admission to certain programs (see "Specific program admission guidelines" below) must be completed with a C or better.

Admissions Guidelines for Barbados

Students normally apply to Acadia with at least Grade 12 / Lower Sixth / CAPE 1 results.

Caribbean Examinations Council Exams with minimum 3 (scale of 1-6)

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE)

Students should present grades of "3" or better to be considered for admission.

CAPE II results can be considered for advanced credit.

Applicants from a British education system

Students are normally required to present two GCE A levels (eligible for transfer credit) or four GCE AS levels with grades C or better, and five I/GCSEs with grades at C or better.

Courses required for admission to certain programs (see "Specific program admission guidelines" below) must be completed with a C or better.

Admissions Guidelines for Belize

Students normally apply to Acadia with at least Grade 12 / Lower Sixth / CAPE 1 results.

Caribbean Examinations Council Exams with minimum 3 (scale of 1-6)

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE)

Students should present grades of "3" or better to be considered for admission.

CAPE II results can be considered for advanced credit.

Applicants from a British education system

Students are normally required to present two GCE A levels (eligible for transfer credit) or four GCE AS levels with grades C or better, and five I/GCSEs with grades at C or better.

Courses required for admission to certain programs (see "Specific program admission guidelines" below) must be completed with a C or better.

Admissions Guidelines for British Virgin Islands

Students normally apply to Acadia with at least Grade 12 / Lower Sixth / CAPE 1 results.

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE)

Students should present grades of "3" or better to be considered for admission.

CAPE II results can be considered for advanced credit.

Applicants from a British education system

Students are normally required to present two GCE A levels (eligible for transfer credit) or four GCE AS levels with grades C or better, and five I/GCSEs with grades at C or better.

Courses required for admission to certain programs (see "Specific program admission guidelines" below) must be completed with a C or better.

Admissions Guidelines for Cayman Islands

Students normally apply to Acadia with at least Grade 12 / Lower Sixth / CAPE 1 results.

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE)

Students should present grades of "3" or better to be considered for admission.

CAPE II results can be considered for advanced credit.

Applicants from a British education system

Students are normally required to present two GCE A levels (eligible for transfer credit) or four GCE AS levels with grades C or better, and five I/GCSEs with grades at C or better.

Courses required for admission to certain programs (see "Specific program admission guidelines" below) must be completed with a C or better.

Admissions Guidelines for Dominica

Students normally apply to Acadia with at least Grade 12 / Lower Sixth / CAPE 1 results.

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE)

Students should present grades of "3" or better to be considered for admission.

CAPE II results can be considered for advanced credit.

Applicants from a British education system

Students are normally required to present two GCE A levels (eligible for transfer credit) or four GCE AS levels with grades C or better, and five I/GCSEs with grades at C or better.

Courses required for admission to certain programs (see "Specific program admission guidelines" below) must be completed with a C or better.

Admissions Guidelines for Grenada

Students normally apply to Acadia with at least Grade 12 / Lower Sixth / CAPE 1 results.

Caribbean Examinations Council Exams with minimum 3 (scale of 1-6)

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE)

Students should present grades of "3" or better to be considered for admission.

CAPE II results can be considered for advanced credit.

Applicants from a British education system

Students are normally required to present two GCE A levels (eligible for transfer credit) or four GCE AS levels with grades C or better, and five I/GCSEs with grades at C or better.

Courses required for admission to certain programs (see "Specific program admission guidelines" below) must be completed with a C or better.

Admissions Guidelines for Guyana

Students normally apply to Acadia with at least Grade 12 / Lower Sixth / CAPE 1 results.

Caribbean Examinations Council Exams with minimum 3 (scale of 1-6)

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE)

Students should present grades of "3" or better to be considered for admission.

CAPE II results can be considered for advanced credit.

Applicants from a British education system

Students are normally required to present two GCE A levels (eligible for transfer credit) or four GCE AS levels with grades C or better, and five I/GCSEs with grades at C or better.

Courses required for admission to certain programs (see "Specific program admission guidelines" below) must be completed with a C or better.

Admissions Guidelines for Jamaica

Students normally apply to Acadia with at least Grade 12 / Lower Sixth / CAPE 1 results.

Caribbean Examinations Council Exams with minimum 3 (scale of 1-6)

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE)

Students should present grades of "3" or better to be considered for admission.

CAPE II results can be considered for advanced credit.

Applicants from a British education system

Students are normally required to present two GCE A levels (eligible for transfer credit) or four GCE AS levels with grades C or better, and five I/GCSEs with grades at C or better.

Courses required for admission to certain programs (see "Specific program admission guidelines" below) must be completed with a C or better.

Admissions Guidelines for Montserrat

Students normally apply to Acadia with at least Grade 12 / Lower Sixth / CAPE 1 results.

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE)

Students should present grades of "3" or better to be considered for admission.

CAPE II results can be considered for advanced credit.

Applicants from a British education system

Students are normally required to present two GCE A levels (eligible for transfer credit) or four GCE AS levels with grades C or better, and five I/GCSEs with grades at C or better.

Courses required for admission to certain programs (see "Specific program admission guidelines" below) must be completed with a C or better.

Admissions Guidelines for St Kitts and Nevis

Students normally apply to Acadia with at least Grade 12 / Lower Sixth / CAPE 1 results.

CXC grades of 3 or better or at least two GCE A levels with grades of “C” or better

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE)

Students should present grades of "3" or better to be considered for admission.

CAPE II results can be considered for advanced credit.

Applicants from a British education system

Students are normally required to present two GCE A levels (eligible for transfer credit) or four GCE AS levels with grades C or better, and five I/GCSEs with grades at C or better.

Courses required for admission to certain programs (see "Specific program admission guidelines" below) must be completed with a C or better.

Admissions Guidelines for St. Lucia

Students normally apply to Acadia with at least Grade 12 / Lower Sixth / CAPE 1 results.

CXC grades of 3 or better or at least two GCE A levels with grades of “C” or better

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE)

Students should present grades of "3" or better to be considered for admission.

CAPE II results can be considered for advanced credit.

Applicants from a British education system

Students are normally required to present two GCE A levels (eligible for transfer credit) or four GCE AS levels with grades C or better, and five I/GCSEs with grades at C or better.

Courses required for admission to certain programs (see "Specific program admission guidelines" below) must be completed with a C or better.

Admissions Guidelines for St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Students normally apply to Acadia with at least Grade 12 / Lower Sixth / CAPE 1 results.

CXC grades of 3 or better or at least two GCE A levels with grades of “C” or better

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE)

Students should present grades of "3" or better to be considered for admission.

CAPE II results can be considered for advanced credit.

Applicants from a British education system

Students are normally required to present two GCE A levels (eligible for transfer credit) or four GCE AS levels with grades C or better, and five I/GCSEs with grades at C or better.

Courses required for admission to certain programs (see "Specific program admission guidelines" below) must be completed with a C or better.

Admissions Guidelines for Trinidad and Tobago

Students normally apply to Acadia with at least Grade 12 / Lower Sixth / CAPE 1 results.

CXC grades of 3 or better or at least two GCE A levels with grades of “C” or better

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE)

Students should present grades of "3" or better to be considered for admission.

CAPE II results can be considered for advanced credit.

Applicants from a British education system

Students are normally required to present two GCE A levels (eligible for transfer credit) or four GCE AS levels with grades C or better, and five I/GCSEs with grades at C or better.

Courses required for admission to certain programs (see "Specific program admission guidelines" below) must be completed with a C or better.

Admissions Guidelines for Turks & Caicos Islands

Students normally apply to Acadia with at least Grade 12 / Lower Sixth / CAPE 1 results.

CXC grades of 3 or better or at least two GCE A levels with grades of “C” or better

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE)

Students should present grades of "3" or better to be considered for admission.

CAPE II results can be considered for advanced credit.

Applicants from a British education system

Students are normally required to present two GCE A levels (eligible for transfer credit) or four GCE AS levels with grades C or better, and five I/GCSEs with grades at C or better.

Courses required for admission to certain programs (see "Specific program admission guidelines" below) must be completed with a C or better.

Requirements for Applied Science

  • Precalculus Math
  • Chemistry
  • 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

  • Academic or Precalculus Math
  • 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

  • English with a minimum 70% (or the equivalent)
  • Academic or Precalculus math.


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 Math
  • 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

  • Academic or Precalculus Math


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 Math


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 Math
  • Bachelor of Science - Precalculus math.


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 Math
  • 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

  • Academic or Precalculus Math
  • 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

  • Academic or Precalculus Math
  • 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 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 Math


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

  • Academic or Precalculus Math
  • 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 Mathematics Education

  • Academic or Precalculus Math
  • 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 Music

  • A live or recorded audition is required of all prospective students interested in the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Therapy degrees


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

  • A live or recorded audition is required of all prospective students interested in the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Therapy degrees


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 Math
  • 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

  • Precalculus Math
  • 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

  • Academic or Precalculus Math


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

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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.