Admission & Registration

Applications for Graduate Education degree programs are made through the Acadia University Graduate Studies office:

If you have an Acadia student number and are currently in a program, you do not have to reapply for admission, but only need to register by completing Sections 1 and 3 of the Registration Form.

Registration Deadlines

Courses are subject to minimum and maximum enrollments, and you are advised to register early to avoid disappointment. If you are unable to take a course as scheduled, please inform Open Acadia. Courses with low enrollments are subject to cancellation.

Register online 

Please note that effective May 1, 2017, Acadia University will no longer accept credit cards to pay tuition fees. Please visit our Student Accounts page for more information about alternative options including online banking.

Course Load: A full-time student is defined as one who takes 9h or more per term. The normal expectation for part-time students is one 3h course per term, with the exception of summer school. In the M.Ed. Counselling program, fall and winter courses that have an “X” for the course section are available only to full-time students.

Thesis Registration: Prior to thesis registration students must complete 9h including EDUC 5513 – Research Design and EDUC 5113 – Qualitative Research Methods.

Registering:  Enrollment is limited in education courses. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-paid basis until the course is full. Some courses and programs have specific restrictions on who may take courses.

Acadia ID - Students require an Acadia University Identification card provided by the Office of Safety and Security in order to access facilities on campus, including the Vaughan Memorial Library.

Acadia University Campus Map - download a copy here: Campus Map

Course Management System - Students will use their Acadia network account to access course content on Acadia's courseware management system (ACORN / Moodle).

Email Accounts - Students require an Acadia University e-mail account, since all email communication sent by Acadia University will go to the student’s Acadia e-mail address. So, once registered, students must set up their e-mail address following the instructions available here.  

Your Responsibilities

It is also your responsibility to pay all fees at the time of registration; we are not able to process forms without proper payment. A seat will be reserved for you only when payment has been received in full. Payment cannot be charged to your student account for courses listed by Open Acadia.

Effective May 1, 2017, Acadia University will no longer process undergraduate and graduate tuition payments via credit card. Please visit our Student Accounts website to learn about many available alternative payment options.


Use our online Admission and Registration Form


Call us at  (902) 585-1434 or  1-800-565-6568.


Complete and fax a copy of the Admission and Registration Form to (902) 585-1057.


Complete and send a copy of the Admission and Registration Form to:
Open Acadia
Box 118
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

Payment options: Cheque, Money Order, Additional payment options

In Person

Registrar's Office
University Hall
15 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

Payment options: Cheque, Money Order, Cash, Debit, Additional payment options

Contact Us

phone Phone: 902-585-1434
Toll-Free: 1-800-565-6568
Fax:  902-585-1057 
phone Rhodes Hall, Attn: Open Acadia
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS 
B4P 2R6
Monday — Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm AST