Online Learning

The Open Acadia Exams office is open. As always, students are advised to first consult with their online course instructor about their midterm or exam before contacting the Open Acadia Exams office.

Also, a small number of other institutions are starting to proctor exams, under strict conditions. So, students may find a proctor close to their current location, and should start by consulting the list of our approved off-campus proctors on the right side of this web page. In-person exam proctoring at the Acadia campus will only be considered with advance scheduling and under strict COVID-19 protocols. Further updates on Acadia’s COVID-19 response can be found here:

Open Acadia Exams Office

Scheduling a Proctored Exam

We are pleased to provide proctoring services for students in Acadia University online courses, as well as for students writing examinations from other institutions. 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. 

Scheduling a Proctored Exam at Another Location

  • Find a proctor near you. After the proctor has been scheduled, 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. 

Exams for Courses from Other Institutions:

Request an exam for your course in accordance with the timelines of the other institution: generally, this means at least a month in advance.

Proctoring Fees for Exams at Acadia

Exams for Acadia online courses:

  • Free, no fee

Exams for courses from other institutions:

  • Acadia students: $50
  • Students from other colleges or universities: $100

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