For a printable PDF of these requirements, please click here.

Apply to Graduate

Why do I have to apply? You know your own academic career goals best, and we rely on you to let us know when you are planning to complete them, by applying to graduate. When you apply to graduate before the posted deadline, we can be notified that you would like us to assess your completed and current courses for your program and confirm whether you are eligible to graduate. This is done several times in your graduating year, in consultation between the Registrar's Office and your academic department.

The deadline to apply to graduate is December 1, 2017.

To apply to graduate, log in to Acadia Central and choose 'Apply to Graduate' under My Links. Your application will be processed within the next few business days. Once processed, you will be able to see that the application has been received on your Unofficial Transcript.

If you are unable to apply through Acadia Central, or if you have missed the deadline to apply, you must apply using the paper application form. This can be done in person or by printing the appropriate 'Application to Graduate' form found under 'Forms' on the Registrar's website. Return the paper form to the Registrar's Office on the ground floor of University Hall for processing.

Your record will be checked after your final grades are available in May 2017. Students who remain on the graduation list will be able to see the list on the web at the Registrar's Website. Choose Student Information in the left menu.

The list will also be posted on the bulletin board outside the Registrar's Office in University Hall.

If you are applying after the deadline you must apply using the paper application form. This can be done in person or by printing the Application to Graduate and returning it to our office for processing. A late fee of $25.00 will be charged.

If you are not planning to attend Convocation…

If you have applied to graduate, it is assumed you will attend Convocation. Please contact the Registrar’s Office by e-mail ( to provide notice that you will not attend convocation, and to provide a complete mailing address to which we can send your diploma. Diplomas in absentia are held until the end of May. Diplomas are sorted alphabetically and mailed with a convocation booklet.


Order Academic Attire

The deadline for ordering academic attire is April 2018.   Every student participating in Spring Convocation will wear a traditional academic mortarboard cap, gown, hood, and tassel. Price includes the rental of your gown and hood.

To order academic attire online, please visit (locate the Gaspard link on the main page).

Campus Bookstore (585-1903) hours: Monday to Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; extended hours for convocation (all day Sunday and longer on Monday- exact times TBA)

Order Tickets

Please remember to request your complimentary tickets.  Graduates do not need tickets for themselves, only for their guests.

  • Ticket allocation (per graduate):
  • Faculty of Theology and Faculty of Arts on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 3 pm: 3 tickets*
  • Faculty of Pure and Applied Science on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 10 am: 2 tickets*
  • Faculty of Professional Studies on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm: 2 tickets*

* If you have any questions, email or call the Convocation Hotline (902-585-1083).

When the online ticket site is live you will receive an email from Acadia by March 15th.  Please follow the steps as outlined.

Seating is limited in Convocation Hall; additional seating is available at the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre Auditorium to watch the ceremonies (no tickets required for this space), and Acadia provides a live-stream video webcast of each Convocation ceremony.

Settle Financial Accounts

You need to have successfully completed the requirements for your program, have your Student Account paid in full, and therefore be approved by the Academic Senate to graduate. You will not be permitted to walk across the stage if these criteria are not met. However, you can participate in other activities of convocation weekend.

If you do not meet the requirements for spring convocation, you may apply for fall graduation. There is no academic penalty or fee for requesting your application to be transferred to fall, but you have to inform the registrar's office of your intent.


Program requirements

Check your department's website to ensure you've met all the requirements for your program.