tl_files/sites/campustour/Admissions/1352227739_print.pngAdmission guidelines for students from United States

General admission guidelines applicable to all programs:

  • Grade 12 English

  • Four additional Grade 12 college preparatory courses

  • Minimum overall average of B

Specific program admission guidelines*:

  • Applied Science (Engineering) – Precalculus Mathematics. Chemistry is required for the certificate program (applicants without Chemistry will be considered individually). Physics recommended.

  • Biology – Academic or Precaluculus Mathematics and Chemistry (applicants without Chemistry will be considered individually).

  • Business Administration – English with a B average and Academic or Precalculus Mathematics.

  • Chemistry – Precalculus Mathematics and Chemistry (applicants without Chemistry will be considered individually).

  • Community Development - Academic or Precaluculus Mathematics.
  • Computer Science – Precalculus mathematics (applicants with only academic mathematics will be required to successfully complete the non-credit Math 0120 Advanced Pre-University Mathematics in the first semester of the program).

  • Economics – Academic or Precalculus Mathematics.

  • Environmental Geoscience – Academic or Precalculus Mathematics and Chemistry (applicants without Chemistry will be considered individually).

  • Environmental Science – Academic or Precalculus Mathematics and Chemistry (applicants without Chemistry will be considered individually).

  • Geology – Academic or Precalculus Mathematics and Chemistry (applicants without Chemistry will be considered individually).

  • Kinesiology - Academic or Precalculus Mathematics

  • Mathematics – Precalculus Mathematics with a B average

  • Music – All prospective music students will complete a School of Music application. For students interested in the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Therapy degrees, a live (or recorded) audition is required with the application.

  • Nutrition – Academic or Precalculus Mathematics and Chemistry.

  • Physics – Precalculus Mathematics. Physics recommended.

  • Psychology – Algebra II or grade 11 equivalent  Academic Mathematics.  Grade 12 Academic or Precalculus Mathematics recommended.

* For inquiries about mathematics requirements, please contact our Admissions Office at admission@acadiau.ca or call 902-585-1016.

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Special notes for American applicants
  • An average of "B" or better in five college preparatory courses is recommended for admission. American students are automatically considered for entrance scholarships when they present an A average, an exceptional extracurricular record and letter(s) of recommendation.

  • Applicants are encouraged to supply a letter of recommendation from their school principal, guidance counsellor or a teacher.

  • American students may use Stafford and Plus loans to finance their education at Acadia. As part of this process, students will need to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid, available at www.fafsa.ed.gov). Acadia's FAFSA code is G08449. Other possible financial aid to students includes merit scholarships, bursaries and scholar-bursaries which reward academic achievement and extra-curricular activities, while recognizing financial need for exceptional students.

Early Fall admission

Students may be considered for early fall admission before their first set of Grade 12 marks is available. Students applying for early fall admission should include their final Grade 11 marks and a school- approved list of courses they are taking in Grade 12 (both semesters) with their application. Grade 12 (senior level) courses must be consistent with the guidelines listed above.

Entrance Scholarships

To be considered for an entrance scholarship an admission application and all required supporting documents for admission must be received in the Admissions Office before March 1.