Our policies are listed below. If you require assistance, our supportive EAP staff are available to help you:
|Wong International Centre
|Sharon Churchill Roe (Manager, English Language Centre — Fountain Learning Commons)
|Susanne Campbell (Head Instructor, English Language Centre — Fountain Learning Commons)
|Ted Salmon (Homestay Coordinator — Fountain Learning Commons)
|Residence Life Office (Old Student Union Building)
|Your Instructors (Fountain Learning Commons)
English Support Classes/Exam Preparation
Throughout the year, we offer support classes for students seeking extra practice in English skills:
- Academic English skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking
- Testing skills
- Practice tests with feedback
Classes will be held in the Fountain Commons. Students currently enrolled in a degree program are also welcome to participate.
Please contact the English Language Centre to register; a minimum of three students each term are required for the course to be offered. A 10% discount is offered to students who register and pay for more than one week.
For a complete list of our policies, please refer to the student handbook (PDF).
- All students must have medical insurance. You can buy medical insurance from any company of your choice.
- If you already have insurance, please show the policy to the English Language Centre.
- You can buy medical insurance from http://guard.me/acadia
- Whenever you need to see a doctor, you must bring your medical coverage card with you.
- If you are in class, you are marked “present”.
- If you arrive more than 1 minute after class has started, you are marked “late”.
- If you are not in class, you are marked “absent”.
- If you are sick on the day of a unit test or presentation, you must give a doctor’s note to your teacher. Your teacher will allow you to re-do the assignment/test. You will still be marked absent for the days missed.
- You must attend more than 80% of classes in order to pass the term.
Students who miss four or more EAP terms must take the CAEL placement test, or provide an IELTS or TOEFL score to determine the correct level for them to study in. According to Acadia’s admission policies, IELTS or TOEFL scores must be no more than 12 months old at the time of registration to be accepted.
Students qualify for a refund of pre-paid tuition if they have been denied authorization to study in Canada and provide documentation from the proper Canadian authority stating that their application to study in Canada was denied.
If a student withdraws 10 days before the program begins or after the start of the program, the following refunds will be issued provided that Conditions A or B below are met:
0-10% of program completed
50% of unused tuition fees
11-20% of program completed
30% of unused tuition fees
20%+ of program completed
Students who withdraw before the withdrawal deadline may receive a refund of their fees, provided that:
- Students have admission to another Canadian Designated Learning Institution;
- A student who does not have admission to another college/university at the time of withdrawal may defer their fees paid until they have received a letter of admission to another college/university (within four months of arrival in Canada).
- When a copy of a Letter of Acceptance from another college or university is received and authenticated by Acadia, a refund of fees will be authorized.
Students who withdraw before the deadline may receive a refund of their fees, provided that:
- The student relinquishes their status as an international student in Canada and returns to their home country. In this case the student will be required to provide Acadia with proof of return home (e.g., a copy of a one‐way airline ticket with confirmed travel dates).
Application fees and tuition deposits are non-refundable. Withdrawals must be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.