Welcome to Acadia Divinity College’s online application for admission!
To help you complete your application as quickly and easily as possible, please follow the steps below.

Before you Apply

  • Browse our program list and choose your program of interest. If you need advice on choosing a program, contact our manager of recruitment and admissions.
  • Review the admission requirements on your chosen program page to learn about application deadlines, required documents, and more.
  • Further application requirements for international students can be found here.
  • Apply for the Certificate in Ministerial Studies and the Certificate in Lay Leadership here.

How to Apply

1. Start your Application

Complete the Undergraduate or Graduate 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.

2. 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)

Important note: International students wishing to pay by cheque or bank transfer, please contact

3. Submit Required Documents

Please request for official transcripts from all institutions be mailed directly to:

Manager of Recruitment and Admission
Acadia Divinity College
15 University Ave
Wolfville, NS
B4P 2R6

Mature applicants to undergraduate programs and all graduate applicants will be required to submit a resume. This should include education, work, and any ministry experience you may have.

As part of the application process, certain programs require a reference form or letter of support.

  1. BTh (Ordination Track) and Master of Divinity Applicant
    • Recommendations required: One (1)
    • A Pastoral Reference Form will be emailed to the recommender you list on your application. This should be someone you know in a pastoral context, has known you for a minimum of 2 years, is at least 21 years of age, and is not related to you.
  2. Master of Arts (Theology) Applicants
    • Recommendations required: One (1)
    • A letter of reference should be submitted by the recommender you list on your application. This can be someone who knows you in an academic, professional, or ministry context. They will be prompted with an email once you submit their contact information on your application.
  3. Doctor of Ministry Applicants
    • Recommendations required: One (1)
    • A letter of support is required. Please have an individual who knows you and your current ministry situation and can recommend your suitability for the program to write a letter of support. The recommender you list on your application will be prompted with an email once it has been submitted.

Those applying to the Bachelor of Theology (Ordination Track), Certificate in Christian Studies, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (Theology), and Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies will be required to provide a letter of intent. This should include relevant information on who you are, why you are applying to our program, and what your goals are. It should not exceed one (1) page.

Doctor of Ministry applicants will be asked to evaluate your own ministry, your motivation for applying, and your objectives for future ministry. A Self-Study form will be part of your checklist in your Applicant Status Portal for you to complete.

If there are additional documents that we require, they will be included in your checklist. International applicants should refer here for additional information.

4. Receive a Decision

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

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

When to Apply

Canadian Students

Fall Session (September) Application Deadline is August 1
Winter Session (January) Application Deadline is December 1
Summer Session (May) Application Deadline is May 1

Doctor of Ministry Students

Fall Session (September) Application Deadline is September 1
Summer Session (May) Application Deadline is May 1

International Students

Application deadlines can vary depending on your country or origin.
Please contact our manager of recruitment and admissions for deadlines for your 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. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.