Admission & Registration
Applying (New Students)
- Apply to Acadia University using the Graduate Studies online application form. We also encourage you to read the information and requirements for the graduate-level admissions process. Select "Master of Education" if you are applying for an MEd program.
- If you are applying to take a course(s) as an Independent Student, please indicate in the Notes section that you are applying as an "Independent Graduate Student".
- If you are applying on a Letter of Permission from another university, please indicate that in the Notes section.
- Provide all required documentation and transcripts
- We will confirm your acceptance within 3-4 business days and then provide you with information on registering for your courses
Registering for a Course
- Register via Acadia Central by selecting courses from the appropriate term, such as "Fall / Winter / Intersession (MEd only)" for Graduate Education courses
- Pay your tuition to complete your registration. Please note that, like other Nova Scotia institutions, we no longer accept credit cards to pay tuition and academic fees. Please visit our Student Accounts page for information about payment options, including online banking.
- 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, and space may be limited for Independent students not enrolled in a degree program.
- 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 us. Courses with low enrollment are subject to cancellation.
- It is 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.
Course Loads and Theses
- A full-time student is defined as one who takes 9 credit-hours or more per term. The normal expectation for part-time students is one 3 credit-hour course per term, with the exception of the Summer Institute. In the MEd Counselling program, Fall and Winter courses that have an “X” for the course section are available only to full-time students.
- Prior to thesis registration, students must complete 9 credit-hours including EDUC 5513 – Research Design and EDUC 5113 – Qualitative Research Methods.