Student Information, Services, and FOIPOP

Student Information System

The following forms must be submitted to access the Student Information System.

Students with Special Needs

Acadia University welcomes students with special needs and will accommodate individual requests for support services insofar as these are available and can be provided. Students who require specific individual accommodation to successfully complete their academic work are asked to provide documentation to the Student Resource Centre after admission has been confirmed.

The Student Resource Centre welcomes inquiries from Faculty and is willing to assist as necessary when Faculty may require information and support.  More information is available on their website.

International Students

Information concerning visas, pre-departure requirements, etc. for international students, and for Acadia students studying abroad are found at the Wong International Centre site.

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP)

In November 2000, Nova Scotia universities came under the regulations of the Nova Scotia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Some of the guidelnes are cited below:

Student Information System:

Staff and faculty may have access to students' records for legitimate University purposes. Do not release this information to anyone else without the student's permission.


No grades are to be posted in a public area, including physical or electronic. The Registrar's Office is responsible for releasing final grades to students; students can obtain final grades from the Registrar's Office through secure web access.

Evaluative Material:

Student exams and assignments are personal information. They may include the student's name, identification number, and personal views or opinions. Exams, assignments and grades should be returned only to the individual student and not to other individuals, unless written permission has been given by the student.  Any material that contributes to a student's grade or the grade itself must not be left in a public place.

Reference Letters:

Students have the right to inspect their academic record, except for personal information that is evaluative or opinion material compiled solely for the purpose of admission to an academic program. Copies of reference letters can only be released to the student with the permission of the writer.