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  • Browse our program list and choose your program of interest. If you need advice, feel free to reach out to our Manager of Admissions, Catherine Cole.
  • Review the admission requirements on your chosen program page.
Catherine Cole
Manager of Recruitment and Admissions
PHONE: 1-902-585-2220EMAIL: catherine.cole@acadiau.ca

HOW TO Apply


Start your Application

Complete the Divinity application form. Do not complete the Online Learning application.

Applying online takes about 15 minutes. You can come back to the application form anytime; just make sure you save the sections you have completed before exiting.

Application for the Certificate in Ministerial Studies and the Certificate in Lay Leadership.


Pay the Processing Fee

The non-refundable fee can be paid online with a credit card as part of the application.

  • Undergraduate Fee: $40 (CAD)
  • Graduate Fee: $50 (CAD)

International students wishing to pay by cheque or bank transfer, please contact adcadmissions@acadiau.ca


Submit Required Documents


Receive a Decision

Once you’ve submitted all the required documents, your application will be reviewed by ADC’s Admissions Committee. Review times can vary.

All applicants will be notified of the decision via the Applicant Status Portal

When to Apply

Canadian Students
  • Fall Session (September) Application Deadline: August 1
  • Winter Session (January) Application Deadline: December 1
  • Summer Session (May) Application Deadline: April 15
Doctor of Ministry Students
  • Fall Session (September) Application Deadline: September 1
International Students

Fall Session (begins in September):
February 15th – International Group 1*
May 15th – International Group 2**
July 15th – US Applicants

Winter Session (begins in January):
July 15th – International Group 1*
September 15th – International Group 2**
November 15th – US Applicants

International students are not eligible to begin the program during our Summer semester. Exceptions can be made for those wishing to complete their program entirely online from their home country.

*Group 1 – Africa and Asia;
**Group 2 – Caribbean, Central America, Bermuda, Greenland, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, South America, Europe, Oceania
Click here for the full listing of deadlines by country.


Acadia Divinity College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.