Once you have graduated from Acadia, you are no longer considered a current student and must re-apply for Admission.
Yes, students are strongly encouraged to take this test. Please refer to the Welcome Week website for dates and times.
Residences will be open on your move-in day at 9:00 a.m. We ask that students arrive no earlier than their move-in day. More information on residences is available on the Residence Life site.
When your textbook list is available it will appear in your Acadia Central account. Log in, then choose Course list/Online Textbook Ordering under the My Links menu. Information on where to get them is available at the checklist website. Or you can visit the Acadia Bookstore website.This list typically doesn't become available until early August. Each course is different, so we recommend that you check your account regularly near the end of July and early August.
The on-campus Student Health Center is available at the west end of Dennis House. Information on it's services is available on its website.
New calendars will be available on campus in August/September from the Registrar's Office (University Hall). You can access the online version here.
Advisors are coordinated through your academic department. Please contact your departmental secretary for more information. Contact information for advisors and departments is found here.
Continuing students need to see their department each year to be marked as Advised for registration, but all incoming students are automatically marked as Advised.You may or may not be pre-registered, depending on your program (many Science and Professional Studies programs pre-register students in their required courses). Advising is separate from registering. Although your records default to Advised, you still need to register, at least in your electives. You may find the Choosing First Year courses information helpful.
Detailed information on choosing first year courses, and recommended first year schedules by department can be found here.
The ASU Frosh Packs as well as the ASU Axe Pack can be purchased online at the Acadia Student Union Frosh site or by calling or visiting Cajuns (902-585-2137).
Acadia's Department of Safety and Security is pleased to offer you an opportunity before you arrive to submit your own photo for your ID online.You will receive your ID after a confirmation of your identification is presented during Welcome Week.
There are several places to eat on campus. Hours and places of those operated by Chartwells are available on their website. In addition, food outlets are available at the Student Union Building.
Your department is the best first step in getting help with registration. They can advise you as to what courses to take and can assist you in getting into your courses. Incoming transfer students must contact their department to review approved credits and receive advise on course selection. Contact information for departments and advisors is available here.
There are many important dates and deadlines through the year. Important dates are available in the Annual Calendar Schedules. Important dates are also highlighted on the main page of the Registrar's Office website.
The Annual Calendar Schedules list all the deadline dates for adding and dropping.
For 2015, first term courses (those with a section ending in '1') and full year courses (those with a section ending in '0') can be dropped without appearing on your transcript until September 11. First term and full year courses can also be added up to that date.
After September 11, a 'W' will show on your transcript. Any first term course dropped after October 30 will receive an 'F' on your transcript. Any full year course dropped after January 19, 2016 will receive an 'F' on your transcript.
Second term courses can be added or dropped until January 19. Any second term course dropped after that date will receive a 'W' on your transcript. Any second term course dropped after March 4 will receive an 'F' on your transcript.
If you drop a course that is full, you will need to contact the department in which the course is offered to see if you can be put back in. If the course is not full, simply add it to your backpack and register for it again. Remember to check if there was a co-requisite course that was dropped at the same time. A co-req is a course that must be taken at the same time, such as a lab for a course, or Math 1013 with Physics 1013.
Please review your scholarship letter carefully before dropping any courses as you may be required to take 30 hrs of classes. If you have any questions about scholarships, please contact the Scholarship and Financial Aid office, 902-585-1574 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elective courses count toward your degree but do not fulfill any particular degree requirement. Electives can be in
whatever interests you and fits in your schedule. Acadia offers many courses in many different subjects. The Registrar's Office, your department or even your best friend cannot tell you what to take for electives. Each of those groups can make suggestions, but think of areas outside your program in which you might be interested and choose those areas for your electives.
You do not officially declare your minor, however you do need to have a minor for your degree requirements. All BA and BSc students must have a minor. A minor is a secondary area of concentration consisting of 12-24h credit hours, depending on the faculty and discipline.
If you want to change programs, before your term begins, please contact the Admissions Office, or email email@example.com.
If you want to change programs after you start classes, you will need to meet with the department into which you want to change. If approved, the Registrar's office will be notified in writing and the change will
When using the Advanced Search functions of the timetable, the days of the week are linked with an AND, rather than an OR. Choose as few days as possible to keep your search open. Otherwise, you will be trying to choose courses offered on a day AND another day.
If you have transfer credits, you should contact your school or department for help registering. Transfer credits assessments are sent by email and copied to the Department. Contact information is available in the Guide to Choosing Courses in Your First Year.
If you would like to take a course at another institution, approval must be obtained in writing and in advance. An Application for Transfer Credit form must be completed and signed by your Department, then forwarded to the Registrar's Office for our approval. A Letter of Permission and transcript will be processed and sent to the Host University once permission has been granted. A fee is charged for this service. As with the release of a transcript, students must have a zero balance or arrangements made with Student Accounts before a Letter of Permission can be processed.
For more information choose "Transfer Credits" in the left menu. Information about this is also printed in the academic calendar under Academic Policy and Regulations.
Acadia has a technology-rich environment. You will use your computer for coursework, assignments and research. The minimum requirements for a laptop are listed on Acadia's tech store.
Acadia4U Student Web Portal (Prospective Applicants and Applicants): When you create your profile you can choose your own username and password.
All other online services are available at Acadia Central, using the last 6 digits of your student number and the first letterof your last name for a username.
- checking your application status,
- registering for courses,
- personal information,
- residence info,
- other online student services
You may obtain your password for this account through the “Forgot password?” which can be found at Acadia Central.
Please contact the Registrar’s Office by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or in person (with your ID). Third party requests are not accepted. If the letter is for student loan purposes please contact the Student Accounts office. The letter can be mailed, faxed or emailed.
Third parties cannot order transcripts, Verification of Enrolments, etc. You must order them. Confidential documents can be picked up by a third party with a signed note (and email) from you.
The information that Acadia University collects during your time as a student is confidential and is not available beyond the campus community without your consent. If you wish to provide access to this information to others, complete the Release of Information Permission Form. The form will be in effect from the date you indicate until you revoke it, or graduate from Acadia University.
* Your Acadia Network Account must be active. If not, please download this Release of Information Permission Form and submit it to the Registrar's Office (University Hall).
If we have on record that your last name has changed, your account has now been changed to reflect that new last name. For example, 012345a with a name change to Baker, should now log in as 012345b. You will have to go through Accounts@Acadia to reset your password.
You can update your address by logging in to Acadia Central. Choose 'Student Personal
Information' and update it there. Without a correct address on file, you may not receive important documents from the university.
If you do not meet the requirements for spring convocation, you may apply for fall graduation. There is no academic penalty or fee for requesting your application to be transferred to fall, but you have to inform the registrar's office of your intent.
As of October 2009, there is not a convocation in the fall. If you will be graduating in the fall, we will mail your diploma. Please ensure your mailing address is accurate.
To apply to graduate, log in to Acadia Central (Students) and choose 'Apply to Graduate' under My Links. Your application will be processed within the next few business days. Once processed, you will be able to see the application has been received on the Unofficial Transcript.
If you are applying after the deadline you must apply using the paper application form. This can be done in person or by printing the Application to Graduate and returning it to our office for processing. A late fee of $25.00 will be charged.
We do not provide copies of diplomas. You can request a duplicate diploma. Requests must be in writing and include your signature and the following information:
- full name
- date of graduation
- degree received
- full mailing address where the replacement is to be sent
- payment of $50
You may fax this information to our office at 902-585-1081. Requests take between four to six weeks to be processed. We do not accept requests from a third party.
Diploma framing service is available. Framing can be done at the post-graduation reception, or throughout the year by contacting our Financial Services Office. Please email your request to email@example.com or visit University Hall, Room 236. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office can be reached by telephone at 902-585-1647.
Picture ID is required for pickup of your degree, and a signature must be provided before we can release it.
If it is a spelling error on our part, we require you to return your degree to our office at University Hall and we will print a new diploma for you. If it is a name change as a result of your change in name, the diploma must remain in the name in which it was issued.
Booklets are available from the Office of Advancement if you would like to pick one up. The same information can
be found on the convocation website at http://www.acadiau.ca/advancement/alumni/comingevents.html.
Students who choose to graduate in October but wish to participate in a convocation ceremony will be invited to attend the following Spring Convocation where they will have the opportunity for public recognition of their accomplishment.
Graduate students who choose to receive their degree in October would be considered along with the May graduates for the Governor General's Gold Medal.
Students who choose to graduate in October but wish to participate in a convocation ceremony will be invited to attend the following Spring Convocation where they will have the opportunity for public recognition of their accomplishment. Students graduating in the fall do not have to re-apply to attend Spring Convocation. Information about attending Spring Convocation will be sent to your email address early in the new year.
Diplomas are mailed through regular mail at no charge unless you specify another method of delivery.
Diplomas can be sent by priority post. For this service a civic address and telephone number are required. The courier fee is charged to the student (credit card number must be provided). Fees are based on the destination.
Other options: Diplomas can be picked up beginning the day after Senate approves the graduates at their October meeting.
Pick up by graduate - An ID and a signature is required at the time of pickup.
Pickup by third party - Permission must be granted in writing by the graduate for third party pickups. The name of the designate must be included; ID and signature are required at time of pickup.
Diplomas will be held for about two weeks. At that time they are sorted alphabetically and mailed. It is very important we have your correct address and email information.
To order an official transcript, log in to Acadia Central >Order Transcripts. Choose Order Transcripts from the information page, complete the order form. Credit card payment is required for this method. You will receive a receipt by email. To check your order status return to the same Order Transcripts page and click on Order History. Transcripts cannot be ordered by phone or via email.
A conflict is three examinations in a row (morning, afternoon, evening OR afternoon, evening, morning OR evening, morning, afternoon) or two exams at the same time. Please inform the Registrar’s Office if you have a conflict in your exam schedule.
'S' grades are entered for courses in which, due to unavoidable circumstances (illness, death in family, etc.), you have incomplete course requirements. It is your responsibility to contact the instructor to make arrangements for completing the course requirements (special examinations, assignment extensions, etc.). Course requirements should normally be completed no later than the end of the month following final examinations (January and May). Grades not converted from 'S' by these dates will be marked as an 'F', and your academic status will be assessed based on these assigned grades.
If you took a course in intersession that repeats a course taken in fall/winter, your current sessional grade point average (sgpa) for the fall/winter session will reflect that the course is marked as repeated. In marking the course repeated, it is no longer included in your grade point average, or your completed credit counts. But, academic status is awarded based on the sgpa achieved in the fall/winter term at the end of that term and remains until reviewed at the end of the next fall/winter term. If your sgpa at the end of fall/winter was such that your academic status was changed, that status remains until re-assessed at the end of the next fall/winter session.
Grades are entered as the Registrar's Office receives them. If they are missing, we have not yet received them from the instructor. Please check back later.
Final grades appear on transcripts. Mid-year (December) grades appear for full year courses (those with a section ending in '0') if they were graded in December. The December grade for full year courses is replaced on your transcript when your final grade is available.
See "What are the dates for adding and dropping courses?"
You need your Acadia ID card to access the arena to write exams. You will be allowed to swipe your Acadia ID card to pass through the turnstile as soon as you arrive at the arena. Also, bring your Acadia ID card to your examination room if it’s not in the arena. If you do not have your Acadia ID card you should see the Safety and Security Department, in the Student Union Building about a replacement.
You are not to leave the examination room during the first 30 minutes of the exam period. You will not be admitted to the examination room after the first 30 minutes
In a medical emergency, students needing to leave the examination room must notify a proctor before doing so. Make a note of where your examination book is to be handed in. No exam books are to be taken from the examination room.
Don't bring a lot of 'stuff' with you to the exam room. You must leave your bags inside the gym/arena or at the front of a classroom. Personal stereo devices (MP3 players), cellular phones, and pagers are not permitted in the examination room.
Log in to Acadia Central and choose View Transcript under My Links on the left side of the page.
The Deans' List is added to your record, normally the second week in June. A notice about the exact date will be appear in the Important Dates section of the Registrar's Office main page. If you are on the Deans' List, you will see it on your unofficial student transcript.
Information and application forms for the Study Abroad Exchange Program are found on the Study Abroad website.
Current Acadia Students
If you are a current Acadia University student you may register for Spring and Summer (also known as Intersession) or online courses through Acadia Central. Please note that your registration remains incomplete until you have submitted payment for your course(s).
Registration in Acadia Univeristy Intersession and online courses requires admission to the University. The Open Acadia Admission and Registration Form allows you to apply for admission and register for courses at the same time. Applications to degree programs should be made through the Acadia University Admissions Office.
For a complete list of courses please see Open Acadia's Full Course Listing.
Please note the following:
- Fees are due at the time of registration for intersession and online courses.
Yes. Courses taken through Open Acadia are not covered under full time tuition. Please contact Student Accounts @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.