Other Programs & Partnerships

Open Acadia also supports the coordination and some services related to the programming listed below.

 

Class Afloat
Class Afloat

Founded in 1984, West Island College International – Class Afloat™ offers young people from around the world the opportunity to challenge a rigorous program of academic study while engaging in sensitive and sustainable practices, developing leadership skills and raising cross-cultural awareness. Through an arrangement between West Island College International and Open Acadia, students enrolled with Class Afloat may apply for admission and register in Acadia University online courses. Courses offered are those suited best to both the shipboard environment and the geo-cultural and geo-historical opportunities afforded by the vessel’s itinerary.

For more information or to register in the Class Afloat program, please visit www.classafloat.com.

Applying for Admission to Acadia
Class Afloat students must also be admitted to Acadia University to register for courses. Students should use the online admission application found here. It is important to note that you are applying as part of the Class Afloat program in the “Additional Comments” section. Transcripts should be sent directly to our Admissions Office at:

Acadia University
Room 126 University Hall
15 University Avenue
(Mailing address:  PO Box 7)
Wolfville Nova Scotia
B4P 2R6     Canada

If you have any questions about Admission please do not hesitate to contact us.

Phone: (902) 585-1016
Fax: (902) 585-1081
Email: admissions@acadiau.ca
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Atlantic time)

Registering for Courses
Class Afloat students must make their course selections with Class Afloat.

If you have any questions about Acadia University or Acadia's online courses, please contact us at openacadia@acadiau.ca

Courses for Dalhousie University School of Nursing Students in Yarmouth

Acadia University is pleased to offer courses to Dalhousie University BScN students at the Yarmouth Site.

Getting Started:

Please consult with your Dalhousie University academic advisor regarding course requirements.

Admission and Registration:

Applying for Admission to Acadia
Yarmouth students must also be admitted to Acadia University to register for courses. Students should use the online admission application found here. It is important to note that you are applying as part of the Yarmouth Program in the “Additional Comments” section. Transcripts should be sent directly to our Admissions Office at:

Acadia University
Room 126 University Hall 
15 University Avenue
(Mailing address:  PO Box 7)
Wolfville Nova Scotia
B4P 2R6     Canada

If you have any questions about Admission please do not hesitate to contact us.

Phone: (902) 585-1016 
Fax: (902) 585-1081
Email: admissions@acadiau.ca
 Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Atlantic time)

Registering for Courses
Once your admission process has been completed, you will be provided with information regarding your registration process.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Helen Tidcombe for assistance. She can be reached at helen.tidcombe@acadiau.ca. She can also be reached by calling us at 1-800-565-6568 and asking for her specifically.

  • Transcripts. A transcript is not required if you are registering for PSYC 1013. If you are registering for BIOL 2053 or any of our 2000 level online courses, you are required to submit a transcript from Dalhousie.
  • Letter of Permission.  Please submit your Dalhousie University Letter of Permission (LOP) as soon as possible. This will ensure that your final grade is sent back to Dalhousie upon completion of your courses. The LOP can be downloaded from the Dalhousie University website.

Fees:

Current fees are detailed here. Payment can be made via online banking or addtional options. Payments by cheque should be sent with your admission documentation.

Please note that you are not registered in the course unless payment has been received.

Textbooks:

Textbooks orders can be placed online through the Acadia University Bookstore. Some textbooks may already be available at the School of Nursing. Please consult with your academic advisor prior to purchasing.

Online Nutrition Courses for Memorial University Students

Acadia University is pleased to offer the following online courses to Memorial University's Department of Biochemistry students who are admitted to or interested in Acadia University's Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (Dietetics option) program. 

Questions about the Acadia University component should be directed to the School of Nutrition and Dietetics. Phone 902-585-1366 or email nutr@acadiau.ca.

Online Courses

After admittance to the program and before coming to Acadia University, MUN students must take the following courses and complete them with a minimum grade of 60%. Any MUN students are welcome to take these courses, however this is not a guarantee of admission to the 2 + 2 program. Further information may be found here.

NUTR 2323 Food and People
NUTR 1313 Human Nutrition 1
NUTR 1323 Human Nutrition 2

NOTE: NUTR 2323 and NUTR 1313 do not have prerequisites. NUTR 1313 is a prerequisite to NUTR 1323. 

Getting Started

Applying for Admission to Acadia
MUN students must also be admitted to Acadia University to register for courses. Students should use the online admission application found here. It is important to note that you are applying as part of the MUN 2+2 Program in the “Additional Comments” section. Transcripts should be sent directly to our Admissions Office at:

Acadia University
Room 126 University Hall 
15 University Avenue
(Mailing address:  PO Box 7)
Wolfville Nova Scotia
B4P 2R6     Canada

If you have any questions about Admission please do not hesitate to contact us.

Phone: (902) 585-1016 
Fax: (902) 585-1081
Email: admissions@acadiau.ca
 Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Atlantic time)

Registering for Courses
MUN students will be provided with registration information upon admission.

Fees:
Current fees are available here. Payment can be made online via online banking or additional payment options.

Textbook orders can be placed online through the Acadia University Bookstore.

Pre-University Math Courses

Many students come to university without the prerequisite math courses or knowledge that they need in order to be admitted into the mathematics and statistics courses necessary for their program.

It is for this reason that we offer an online introductory level algebra AND a pre-calculus Math course.

Pre-University Mathematics courses are intended for students who:

  • Are about to start university or college and are concerned about their foundation in math;
  • Have been out of high school for several years and would like a refresher before taking university or college math and other courses that require high-school-level math;
  • Are already at university or college and need a refresher before taking courses requiring high-school-level math.

MATH 0110 Pre-University Mathematics

MATH 0110 online is an introductory level algebra course. Such courses are often called Beginning and Intermediate Algebra or College Algebra.

Course Description: Topics from high school mathematics. This course serves as a prerequisite for courses that require NS Grades 11 and 12 Academic Math or their equivalents. 

MATH 0110 is a non-credit course.

MATH 0120 Advanced Pre-University Mathematics

Course Description: Topics from pre-calculus mathematics. This course serves as a prerequisite for courses that require NS Grades 11 and 12 Advanced Mathematics and Pre-Calculus or their equivalents. Prereq: permission of the instructor.

MATH 0120 is a non-credit course.

Getting Started

  • Fees: $40 admission fee, $525 tuition Canadian Students; $1050 tuition International Students
  • Course dates: online, continuous intake
  • Registration deadline: open-ended
  • The same administrative policies regarding withdrawals, extensions, etc. apply to these courses. More information is found here.
Girls Get WISE Science Retreat - STEAM Mash-Up

We support the administration of the WISE program. Future WISE events will be posted once available. Feel free to review last years schedule below.

WISE demo

August 15th-16th, 2017

Join us for a fun, educational, two day-long science retreat! You'll experience hands-on learning about science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), plus a mentoring session with senior female WISE students at Acadia University. WISE Acadia aims to provide junior and senior high school girls access to role models active in the science and engineering fields through mentorships, webinars and science camps.

This overnight retreat is open to all girls entering Grades 7-8, at a cost of $60 per student.

Registration

This event is now full. Thank you for your interest.

For more informationon WISE Acadia, visit WISE.acadiau.ca or facebook.com/WISEacadia


Schedule

Day 1

8:00-8:30am Residence Check-in at Christofor Hall
8:30-9:00am Meet WISE Session Leaders
9:15-10:45am WISE Sessions: Hidden Figures/Girls in Motion
10:45am Nutrition Break
11:00-11:45am Horton High's All Girls Robotics Team
12:00-1:00pm Lunch at Wheelock Dining Hall
1:15-2:45pm WISE Sessions: Girls in Motion/Hidden Figures
2:45-3:00pm Nutrition Break
3:00-5:00pm Recreation/Downtime
5:00-6:00pm Dinner at Wheelock Dining Hall
7:00pm Movie Night & Snacks
9:00pm Astronomy Session & Campfire

 

Day 2

8:00-8:30am Breakfast
8:45-10:15am WISE Sessions: Left Neglected/Mi'kmaw Botany
10:15am Nutrition Break
10:30-12:00pm WISE Sessions: Mi'kmaw Botany/Left Neglected
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:15-2:30pm WISE Mentoring Session
2:30-3:00pm Wrap-up Activity
3:15-3:30pm Pick-up at Christofor Hall

 

Preparing For The Professions

Whether you are planning to pursue your education in areas such as law, medicine, education, or nursing, or you plan to enter a professional association or institute, Open Acadia offers online and classroom courses that can:

  • help you meet the entrance requirements of many professional programs; or
  • lead to professional designations in many industries.

Professional Programs

Acadia recognizes that many students have a long term plan of continuing their education in areas such as medicine, education, law, nursing or various other professional paths. Many of our online courses can help you meet the entrance requirements of the program you plan to apply to. More information on the professional programs that Acadia courses can help you prepare for can be found here.

Professional Designations

Acadia University’s courses are recognized as transfer credits by many professional associations and institutes. For the most up-to-date information regarding the courses you need for accreditation, please contact the association or institute directly. There may be other organizations that also recognize Acadia courses (or that would readily do so if asked) – so, check with the association or institute directly.

Atlantic School of Chartered Accountancy

Candidates entering the Atlantic School of Chartered Accountancy (ASCA) program are awarded exemptions from the School's required 16 courses, depending on their previous study.

Certified General Accountants Association of Nova Scotia

The Certified General Accountants (CGA) Program is comprised of the Foundation Studies, Advanced Studies and the Professional Applications and Competence Evaluations (PACE) Level. The Foundation and Advanced Studies can be completed through CGA Nova Scotia or by Transfer Credits, either in whole or in part. The PACE Level includes four (4) national examinations that must be completed through CGA Nova Scotia.

Certified Management Accountants Canada

CMA Canada provides professional development programs in a variety of areas to help today's business professionals expand their management skills and knowledge. If your university degree specializes in accounting, you likely have all (or most) of the CMA prerequisite business topics. For information on becoming a CMA visit the CMA-NS website.

Canadian Payroll Association

The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) delivers certification, professional development programs, and products and services that enable payroll practitioners to enhance operations, meet new legislative requirements and utilize emerging technologies. The CPA accepts several Acadia University courses as transfer credits.

Credit Institute of Canada

The Credit Institute of Canada recognizes several courses from Acadia’s School of Business and Department of Economics as transfer credits for their designation of Certified Credit Professional (CPP).

Customized Programming

What's on your wish list? Almost any topic is open to exploration, and programs can take a variety of shapes:

  • Seminars, one or two-day workshops
  • Online courses and virtual classrooms
  • Weekly one-day workshops
  • A combination of these

Program Consultation

We can develop a unique program for you, and almost any Acadia course can be customized to fit your organization's needs. We can adapt an existing online course to match the learning outcomes you desire, or we can build an online version of an on-campus course, if that's what your group needs. We also offer graduate degrees in specialized online and campus formats, with dedicated client service to match.

The Where and When

Programs can be delivered in the most convenient location for your organization, whether it's on-campus or on-site. We can develop a schedule that best suits your needs.

Program Management

We will coordinate all aspects of the program including development, course material preparation, scheduling, logistical arrangements (including catering), according to your requirements and budget.

Program Instruction and Facilitation

Acadia University's faculty and professionals combine their teaching experience and consulting expertise to provide learners with practical, hands-on skills that can be utilized in their work environments.

Online Options

Programs can be delivered entirely online in a number of ways, or in a blended model that combines face-to-face workshops with online self-study. Your online course can also be branded to match your organization, and we have years of experience with broadcasting online video and with incorporating virtual classroom elements.