Transfer Students

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

Other applicable documents may be emailed to

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