tl_files/sites/campustour/Admissions/1352227739_print.pngAdmission guidelines for students from the Caribbean

An international community

Recognized as one of the best undergraduate universities in Canada, Acadia University is home to more than 500 international students from about 60 different countries each year. With the support of a full-time international student advisor, an orientation program, a host family program, a buddy program, 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 activities. Visit the Wong International Centre at

General admission guidelines applicable to all programs

Students normally apply to Acadia with at least Grade 12 / Lower Sixth / CAPE 1 results.

Applicants from the Bahamas

  • Students are assessed on the basis of their Grade 12 school results but are encouraged to provide BGCSE results if available.

Applicants from a British education system

  • Students are normally required to present two GCE A levels, at grade C or above or one year of study beyond I/GCSE levels.

  • Courses required for admission to certain programs (see "Specific program admission guidelines" below) must be completed with a C or better.

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE)

  • Students should present grades of "3" or better to be considered for admission.

  • CAPE II results can be considered for advanced credit.

Transfer credit consideration

Transfer credits may be awarded for study at the College of the Bahamas, Barbados Community College, Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (St Lucia), the University of the West Indies, and H Lavity Stoutt Community College, among other institutions. Students applying for transfer credit must include course descriptions of work completed to date with their application.

Specific program admission guidelines

  • Applied Science (Engineering) – Precalculus Math. Chemistry is required for the certificate program. Physics recommended.

  • Biology – Academic or Precalculus Mathematics and Chemistry.

  • Business Administration – English with a minimum 70% (or the equivalent) and Academic or Precalculus Mathematics.

  • Chemistry – Precalculus Mathematics and Chemistry.

  • Community Development - Academic or Precalculus Mathematics.
  • Computer Science – Precalculus Mathematics.

  • Economics – Academic or Precalculus Mathematics.

  • Environmental Geoscience – Academic or Precalculus Mathematics and Chemistry.

  • Environmental Science – Academic or Precalculus Mathematics and Chemistry.

  • Geology – Academic or Precalculus Mathematics and Chemistry.

  • Kinesiology - Academic or Precalculus Mathematics.

  • Mathematics – Precalculus Mathematics with a minimum 70% (or the equivalent).

  • 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 – Academic or Precalculus Mathematics.

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 1st.

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