Acadia University Documents required for specific programs.
>> One (1) original, official transcript from EACH post-secondary institution attended (required for ALL applicants). An official is defined as being issued directly from the original institution. The transcripts can be provided to the applicant in a sealed university official envelope to be mailed with the other supporting documentation for an application OR the transcripts can be mailed directly from the institution to Acadia’s Graduate Studies Office. We will not accept scanned/emailed copies for assessment purposes.
>> Letter of Intent (only required for MEd applicants). For info on what to include in the LOI, please see: http://education.acadiau.ca/graduate-programs.html
>> Statement of Intent (only for MSc Psychology applicants). For information on what to include in the statement of intent, please see the Psychology section of the University Academic Calendar. If you’ve applied for a scholarship opportunity (ie. SSHRC/NSERC/CIHR), please include this info in your statement.
>> Departmental Information form (only required for MSc Computer Science applicants) — form is located under the “Downloadable forms” section of this page.
>> Statement of Research Interests (required for all applicants except MEd)
>> Resume (required for ALL applicants to graduate studies)
>> Copy of Passport (for ALL international applicants — only page 1 and 2 are required)
>> Two reference letters (specifically one academic and one professional for MEd programs only) OR three reference letters required for the MSc Psychology. Letters should be sent to the applicant in a sealed envelope that is signed across the flap OR they can be mailed directly to Acadia’s Graduate Studies Office. IF a program requires the completion of a specific reference form, it can be found under the “Downloadable Forms” section below. Otherwise, the letter can be written on University/company letterhead. Letters of reference are to be received in SEPARATE, OFFICIAL envelopes from EACH referee.
>> ALL MSc in Psychology applicants — General GRE results are required for all applicants. You can email a copy of your GRE scores to[email protected] while the original scores are being mailed directly from the Test Centre. If an applicant doesn’t have the GREs at the time of application, please give the date to be written. For International applicants to the MSc in Psychology program, and/or applicants without a 4-yr honours degree in Psychology — Subject GREs are also required.
>> Note: International Math and Stats applicants and Chemistry applicants MAY be required to submit GREs. If an applicant is required to submit the GREs, the dept will notify them when their application is under review.
>> For an M.Ed. in Counselling applicant, GREs MAY be required. Please see Question #9 on their FAQ document for further details.
>> Writing sample (required of applicants to the MA in English, Political Science, Social and Political Thought, Sociology and the Master in Community Development programs only). Minimum of 10 pages. A research essay completed for an upper level undergraduate course is appropriate, but the submitted copy should be free of instructors’ marks and comments.
>> Official TOEFL/IELTS score if English has not been the language of instruction in your previous academic program. Please note that there are cases when the University will require a TOEFL/IELTS even though your language of instruction was English. You can also email a copy of your English score to [email protected] while the original score is being mailed directly from the Test Centre.
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