Online Learning

The Open Acadia Exams office welcomes students back to the Acadia campus for Fall 2021!

We are available to assist Acadia students with making exam arrangements for their Open Acadia courses, either on-campus or elsewhere at other locations.

As always, students are advised to first consult with their course instructor about writing their exam, before contacting the Open Acadia Exams office. If a proctored in-person exam is needed for your online course, we are happy to help arrange it. Unfortunately, at this time, we are not able to host exams from other institutions.

The current plan for the Acadia campus for Fall 2021 will be based on scheduling exams on Wednesday mornings. In-person, proctored exams at Acadia will be considered only with advance scheduling and following all required health and safety protocols. For students living at other locations, there may be institutions available to proctor your exam. To contact one of our approved off-campus proctors, please refer to the list of approved proctors on the right side of this webpage.

Visit our COVID-19 website for the latest updates on Acadia's policies.

Please email us to request the scheduling of your exam or to ask questions:

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) 


Student Service:
1.800.565.6568 (Toll free)

Monday – Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm AST

Rhodes Hall, Attn: Open Acadia
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS
B4P 2R6