Future Students:

COVID-19 Update

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While Acadia’s physical campus is currently closed, our faculty and staff have moved to virtual platforms to continue serving our future students. We are still accepting applications and providing offers of admission.

We recognize this is a stressful time and you may be concerned about the status of your application. Our team is working to ensure that students are not disadvantaged due to school and test centre closures. We are monitoring the situation closely and will extend deadlines as needed.

We are here to support, please do not hesitate to reach out.


COVID-19 FAQs

FAQ: Domestic Students

My school is closed. What if I can’t complete the required courses I need?
  • We will continue to work with schools, boards, counsellors, and all other partners to ensure that we receive the necessary information to support and process applications.
I’ve received an offer of admission. With all the changes to exams and course delivery, how do I maintain my offer of admission?
  • As long you maintain the admission requirements, your offer will still be valid. We still require your final transcript with the marking scheme put in place by your province/country.
I need to submit a transcript for my application, but my school is closed. What can I do?
  • Acadia is accepting unofficial transcripts in order to evaluate applications. If you are unable to provide final grades due to exam cancellations, we will accept predicted results or the grades presented at the time of your admission offer as “final” for admission purposes.
I have an Offer of Admission deadline that is due to expire, can I extend?
  • We certainly understand that this is a time of uncertainty. Offer of Admission deadlines will be assessed and extended on a case by case assessment. Please contact admissions@acadiau.ca.
I was unable to obtain a transcript by the scholarship deadline. Is it too late to be considered for one?
  • We have extended the deadline for grade-based scholarship review as we understand the challenge of obtaining transcripts.
I’m interested in speaking to a professor/advisor in my chosen program/faculty. Can I do that now that the campus is closed?
  • While Acadia’s physical campus is currently closed, our faculty and staff have moved to virtual platforms to continue serving our future students. Please contact your enrolment advisor or acadia4u@acadiau.ca to discuss your options.
When will I be able to tour the campus?
  • Campus tours are currently unavailable until further notice. We encourage you to explore our beautiful campus through our virtual tour.

Still have questions after reviewing the above?  Please contact your Enrolment Advisor or acadia4u@acadiau.ca.  We’re here to support!

FAQ: International Students

Along with the relevant information for you contained within the domestic students tab, the following FAQ might be applicable to your application:

I’m worried about obtaining my study permit. Do I need to apply for a deferral?
  • At this time we encourage you to continue with your Study Permit/visa application. Currently, there are no plans for any delay in starting the school year as normal in September. We will continue to monitor the situation and will work with applicants regarding visa issues as necessary. To view more information regarding your study permit please refer to the IRCC Website here.
How do I send my official English test score results? Are these to be sent to Acadia directly?
  • You must arrange for official results to be forwarded directly to the admissions office at Acadia electronically by the applicable agency/testing centre as soon as possible. Once we have received and processed your test results, your Application Portal will be updated accordingly. Acadia is currently accepting most common language tests (including Duolingo).
My final exams were cancelled. How does that affect my application?
  • We understand that many final exams have already been cancelled (including IB, AP, Cambridge, etc.) We will continue to work with you, your schools, boards, counsellors, and all other partners to ensure that we receive the necessary information to support and process applications.

Still have questions after reviewing the above?  Please contact your Enrolment Advisor or acadia4u@acadiau.ca.  We’re here to support!

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Direct your questions to your Enrolment Advisor, or acadia4u@acadiau.ca.

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