Notice related to Student Accounts and Use of Credit Cards  New Items

Acadia University will be discontinuing the use of credit cards for student accounts (tuition and related fees) effective May 1, 2017.

Acadia University is the last university in Nova Scotia to discontinue the use of credit cards for tuition and related fees. This change aligns Acadia with industry standards and best practices. This measure is also in response to increasing Data Security Standards compliance and their related costs.

For more information visit Office of Student Accounts.

Undergraduate Students
(Online, Intersession (S/S), Certificate in French Proficiency, TESOL)

Current Acadia University Students
1. Click the LOGIN button - top right of the page.
2. Choose Registration Term Spring and Summer Registration (right of page). Opens February 1, 2017.

Once logged in, you should see INFORMATION, TIMETABLE, BACKPACK, SCHEDULE across the top of the screen.
a) Select your courses using the TIMETABLE link.
b) Click ADD to put the course in your Backpack.
c) Confirm your courses using the BACKPACK link by selecting the check box for the courses you wish to be registered for and clicking the REGISTER button.

New/Former Students*
1. Complete the Application Form. (If you have already applied, go to #2.) 

  • Please choose Independent student if you are applying for a Spring and Summer course.
  • Please choose Certificate in French Proficiency if you are applying for the CFP program.

Note: If you are applying on a Letter of Permission, please indicate this and from which University, in the notes section of the Application Form.

2. You will be notified when your application is approved and you are eligible to register. Register for courses following the steps for Current Acadia Students outlined above.

Graduate Students
(Master of Education, Certificate in Math)

Online Courses
Register using the Open Acadia Registration form.

Spring and Summer

Cohort Students
1. Click the Login button (above)
2. Choose Registration term (Spring and Summer)
3. Then, find your courses listed in your backpack

Non-Cohort students
1. Register using the Open Acadia Registration form.

*New/Former Student - you have never applied to Acadia or you have not taken an Acadia University course in the last 12 months.

Need Assistance? Contact us.

Registrar's Office
University Hall
Weekdays - 8:30am - 4:30pm

Submit your question here.
Phone: 1-902-585-1222  
Email: registrar@acadiau.ca

MEd Students
Email: gradinfo@acadiau.ca

About Online Registration

  • Backpack - View courses you have selected from the timetable. When you are ready, you can complete your registration by submitting payment. Your course will be reviewed to ensure any course requirements are met.   
  • Registered - In this tab, you can see your current course registration status.
  • Visual Registration Guide
  • Extensions - To request an extension, click the extend button for the course and then complete the extension request form. There is a maximum of one 6-month extension per course. Please provide a detailed explanation of why you need the extension.
  • Drop Course - Once you have selected to drop/withdraw from a course, please allow 2 business days for processing. Refund Policies apply.