Online Learning

We are happy to see Acadia returning to in-person classes effective January 24, 2022. The new health and safety measures regarding COVID-19 and its variants will impact how we manage Open Acadia's in-person exam sessions.

As part of Acadia's recently implemented Health and Safety measures, all students coming to campus are now required to be fully vaccinated. Official proof of vaccination must be provided to our Occupational Health Nurse well in advance of your exam write date.  Proof of vaccination may also be requested by your Proctor before entering the exam room. For unvaccinated or exempt students (which requires approval), Acadia requires those students to test twice weekly and to report results to our Occupational Health Nurse. Fees for testing are the responsibility of the student.

In conjunction with these new policies, all Acadia students were required to have completed and submitted the Student Pledge before January 14, 2022. Confirmation of submission of the Student Pledge for the Winter 2022 semester will be needed before we can schedule your in-person exam. If you have any questions regarding the Student Pledge, or the newly implemented Health and Safety measures, please contact Acadia's Occupational Health Nurse, Caroliina Landry, at

We plan to resume scheduling in-person exams on Wednesday mornings beginning in February (for students who meet the new Health and Safety measures above). In-person proctored exams can only be considered with advanced scheduling, and with your course instructor’s pre-approval.

For Open Acadia students living at other locations, there may be institutions or organizations available to proctor your exam in your area. Please check with your off-campus Exam Centre, specific to your location, or contact one of our already-approved off-campus proctors.

As noted above, an update will be provided on this page as soon as one becomes available. Visit our COVID-19 website for the latest updates on Acadia's policies.

If you have questions (after consulting with your course instructor), please email:

Open Acadia Exams Office

Scheduling a Proctored Exam

We are pleased to provide proctoring services for students in Acadia University online courses. Please refer to the information below before you request your examination or proctoring services.

You must consult with your course instructor about your intention to write any midterm or final exam before submitting an exam request. 

Exams for Acadia Online Courses:

Please request an on-campus exam for your Acadia online course at least ten (10) business days before your preferred exam date (but not more than one month in advance), after consultation with your course instructor. Email us at to request your exam.

Scheduling a Proctored Exam at Another Location

  • Find a proctor near you. After the proctor has been scheduled, email us at to request your exam.
  • Off-campus exams for Acadia University online courses should be requested at least 20 business days before the preferred exam date, but not more than two months in advance.
  • Off-campus exams can be written only with proctors approved by Acadia University: note that relatives, work colleagues, friends, partners, or other students currently registered with any university or college are not eligible to proctor exams. 

Proctoring Fees for Exams at Acadia

Exams for Acadia online courses:

  • Free, no fee

Please note that proctoring fees for exams written at other locations are your responsibility as a student.

Important Notes

  • It is your responsibility, in consultation with your course instructor, to carefully plan your course work in order to allow adequate time to arrange and schedule exams within the time allotted for the course. Failure to do so may result in you receiving an "F" grade. 
  • Acadia University does not allow rewrite or supplemental exams.
  • If you are student planning to graduate from another University, you will need to write your Acadia exam at least one month before the grade submission deadline set by the other institution. It is your responsibility to request that your grade be transferred to another institution, or to request a Letter of Permission. 

Winter Storm Policy

If the Acadia University campus is closed due to weather, all exams scheduled that day will also be automatically cancelled, and will be re-scheduled by the Open Acadia Exams office. Exams may also be cancelled due to forecasted weather: please monitor weather forecasts to consider rescheduling your exam in advance of a scheduled timeslot, if warranted. Safety is paramount, and if you have concerns about getting to campus to write a scheduled exam, please contact us at

For specific inquiries not covered above, please contact us at

Off-campus Exam Proctors 

Campus Parking Map (PDF) 


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