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Browse our program list, choose your program of interest, and review the admission requirements. If you need advice, feel free to reach out to our College Recruiter, Dr. Benjamin MacDonald.

HOW TO Apply


Start your Application

Complete the Divinity application form

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.


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


Review Process

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

Review times vary:

  • Canadian applications – reviewed once per month during regular Committee meetings
  • US Applicants – reviewed once per month during regular Committee meetings until the deadlines of July 15th for Fall session (September) and November 15th for Winter session (January)
  • International Group 1 applications – reviewed after the deadlines of February 15th for Fall session (September) and July 15th for Winter session (January); decisions will be released to the applicant status portal by the end those months
  • International Group 2 applications – reviewed after the deadlines of May 15th for Fall session (September) and September 15th for Winter session (January); decisions will be released to the applicant status portal by the end of those months


Receive a Decision

When a decision has been made you will be notified via email and your decision letter will be available on your 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
  • Summer Session (May) Application Deadline: April 30
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 embodies the historical Christian legacy of Acadia University, an academy founded on a faithful pursuit of truth and inclusivity. Under the Lordship of Christ, our Baptist roots encourage us to live in light of the Scriptures, to recognize religious freedom and soul competency, as well as to engage the community as a place where the people of God together discern the mind of Christ. Acadia Divinity College thus bears witness to the diversity of a good creation, God’s presence in all places, and recognizes the dignity of God’s image in everyone.

Acadia Divinity College welcomes and embraces the whole people of God, inclusive of differences in race, ethnicity, age, gender, and levels of ability. We value interconnectedness and interdependence as it relates to the Church’s mission, and we equip students with the theological education required to minister in a global and diverse world. We welcome a wide range of perspectives and teach a range of scholarly views that represent varied contexts, with practices that are equitable and inclusive for our diverse student community. We take measures to recruit and support the training of leaders from diverse groups and seek to reflect diversity in appointments to staff, faculty, and the Board of Trustees.


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.