Certificate in Christian Studies– Application for Admission

The Certificate in Christian Studies (CCS) is 30-credit-hour undergraduate program designed to provide individuals interested in ministry with a foundation of Biblical Studies, Theology, Christian History, and Practical Ministry courses. The CCS can help equip individuals to be an effective volunteer leader in their church or ministry. The credits earned in the Certificate can be applied toward a Bachelor of Theology degree. The CCS may be ideal for individuals wanting to test their interest in Christian studies with the possibility of applying to the Bachelor of Theology program.

Those applying to the Certificate in Christian Studies normally have a high school diploma or equivalent. At completion, the Certificate is awarded by Acadia Divinity College at their annual Commissioning Service.

Program Requirements

A grade point of 2.00 is necessary for each course in order for that course to apply toward the Certificate.

Instructions for Applying to the Certificate in Christian Studies:

Please read all the instructions below before starting your application.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for admission as early as possible during the academic year prior to their intended enrolment. International applicants are normally admitted no later than April 1 for a September start. Although Canadian applicants can apply up until the start of new term, it is recommended that they apply months in advance to ensure successful registration.

1. Completing the Application Form

The application is a five step form that should take you approximately 15 minutes to complete. If you are not able to complete the application all at once, there is a save button located at the bottom of each section. Make sure to save any completed sections before exiting the online application.

To apply for the Certificate in Christian Studies please select ‘No Program Divinity Undergraduate’ in the pull down menu on the online application. Furthermore, please note in the comments section of the application that you are applying to the Certificate in Christian Studies.
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2. Paying the Processing Fee

A $50.00 (CDN) non-refundable application fee can be paid online by credit card OR by mailing a cheque or money order (made payable to Acadia University) to:

Admissions Office
Acadia University
Box 7
Wolfville, NS
B4P 2R6

3. Resume

A resume is required for when applying for admission. Please email your resume directly to catherine.cole@acadiau.ca.

4. Transcripts

As an applicant, you are responsible for requesting that one (1) official copy of a transcript from each post-secondary institution you have attended be mailed directly to Acadia University). These transcripts are only considered official if they are received by Acadia University in a sealed envelope from the original college or university at the following address:

Admissions Office
Acadia University
Box 7
Wolfville, NS
B4P 2R6


If you are an International applicant, in most cases you will need to submit an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)/IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score directly from the TOEFL/IELTS Testing Centre.

6. Monitor your application

After your application has been received, you will receive an automated email with instructions on how to log into your Acadia Central account. You will be able to verify the status of your application from this account.

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7. Receiving a Decision

Once you have submitted your application, and all required supporting documents have been received, your completed file will be processed by the Admissions Committee of Acadia Divinity College as well as the Admissions Office of Acadia University. Applicants will be notified of an admission decision and will receive an official letter by regular mail service.

For Application Assistance Please Contact:
Catherine Cole

Manager of Recruitment and Admissions

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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.