Online Learning

Application and Registration

New students (not currently enrolled at Acadia University):

  • Apply to Acadia University using the undergraduate application for online courses
    • Select "Independent" as your program
    • Indicate in the Notes section which online course(s) you are interested in
  • Provide appropriate transcripts
  • We will confirm your acceptance within 3-4 business days and provide information on registering for your courses

Students applying for Graduate Education online courses as Independent students should visit the Master of Education website for courses and application information.

Acadia University students (currently enrolled, or have taken a course within the past 12 months):

  • Register via Acadia Central by selecting courses from the "Distance/Online" term
  • Pay tuition to complete your registration

Your Responsibilities

It is your responsibility to be familiar with the academic calendar, and to pay the appropriate fees.

Fees for Online Courses
Admission Fees
Undergraduate $40
Bachelor of Education $35
Graduate $50
Tuition Fees (effective September 2019)
Undergraduate, Canadian $1,058
Undergraduate, International $2,117
Graduate, Canadian $1,133
Graduate, International $2,332
Chem 0110, Math 0110, and Math 0120, Canadian $525
Chem 0110, Math 0110, and Math 0120, International $1050
Course extension (up to 6 months) $150
Withdrawal Fees Learn more
Service Fees (NSF, Letter of Permission, Transcripts, etc.) Acadia University service fees apply


Payment Options

Effective May 1, 2017, Acadia University no longer accepts credit cards for student accounts (tuition and related fees).

Acadia University is the last university in Nova Scotia to make this change concerning the use of credit cards for tuition and related fees. This change aligns Acadia with industry standards and best practices, and is a measure in response to increasing Data Security Standards compliance and their related costs. For more information, please visit the Office of Student Accounts.

Payment Options

By Mail or In Person Registrar's Office
University Hall
15 University Ave
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS

Canada Student Loan

You must complete your open-entry online courses by September 1 if you are returning to full-time studies, or the amount of your loan for fall-winter may be affected. For more information about Canada Student Loans, please visit our Government Loans Financial Aid Page.

Income Tax Exemption

The Tuition and Education Credit Certificate, Income Tax T-2202A form, is available from Acadia Central. Login to your account and then select the Tax Form (T2202A) option from My Account on the main menu. The Education Tax Credit applies only to courses completed within a four month term. Open entry online courses do not qualify unless completed within the four month fall, winter or intersession terms.

If the credit card is not in your name, written permission from the card owner is required. You are responsible for any fees associated with an NSF cheque or a declined credit card.

If you are paying by student loan, the loan application must accompany your registration form. Your registration cannot be processed without this application unless arrangements have been made with Acadia's Student Accounts Office. This can be done by calling 902-585-1297.


Scholarships and Bursaries

For information on scholarships, please visit Acadia's Scholarships and Financial Assistance page.

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Undergraduate Students:
Current Students (Hub)
Prospective Students (Email)

University Hall, Basement
15 University Ave
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS
B4P 2R6

Graduate Students:

Horton Hall, Room 121
18 University Ave
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS
B4P 2R6

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