Online Learning

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. 

Request an Exam for an Acadia Online (Continuous Intake) Courses:

If your continuous intake course requires an exam to be scheduled in advance, either for writing with a proctor, or for writing online in ACORN (Moodle), please complete the exam request form in ACORN for the corresponding course.

It is essential that you consult with your instructor for guidance well in advance of submitting a request. We require at least seven (7) business days' notice before your preferred exam date, but not more than one month in advance.

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 7 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.
  • 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 

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Student Service:

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Wolfville, NS
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