Acadia University


Requirements for Canadian Students

All programs require completion of senior high school for admission. Applications will be screened at a minimum 70% average for all programs. Some programs with more limited enrolment require applicants to have a minimum overall average of 75% for admission. All Applicants must have Grade 11 Academic or Advanced Mathematics, Grade 12 English, and at least two to three other Academic Grade 12 courses for admission.

Requirements for International Students

Admission requirements differ depending on the student's educational system. If applying from the British system of education, normally two General Certificate of Education "A" level examinations or equivalent, at the Grade "C" level or above are required for admission to any program. An applicant who has completed one year of study beyond GCE "O" level will be considered on an individual basis.

Students applying from the American system of education should have a "B" average and a letter of recommendation from the school principal, guidance counsellor, or a teacher is recommended.

Please Note: These requirements are broad guidelines for international students. We assess each application on an individual basis, taking other relevant background information into consideration. Admission to programs is competitive and possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to Acadia University. Please refer to our Admission Guidelines for specifics pertaining to your country (

Procedure for Canadian Students

Apply online for admission to our undergraduate programs - select the APPLY NOW button on the main Acadia Website:

If you would like to book a campus tour, register for an event, or simply request an information package to sent to your home, please visit the following link:

Procedure for International Students

Recognized as one of the best undergraduate universities in Canada, Acadia University is home to more than 500 international students from over 50 different countries each year. With the support of a full-time international student advisor, an orientation program, a host family program, English as a second language tutoring, and international student clubs, students soon feel comfortable in their new surroundings. The Wong International Centre provides a place for international and Canadian students to meet, to promote communication, and to plan cultural and social activities. For more information, visit the Wong International Centre on the Web at Apply for admission to our undergraduate programs by clicking on the APPLY NOW button on the main Acadia Website:

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesJanuary, September
Notes:Students can start their studies in September and January (on a space available basis). The fall session runs from September to December and the winter session runs from January to April. The spring and summer intersessions run from May to August.
Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on April 27, 2023