Mature Students

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

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