Academic Support at Acadia
Helping you succeed!
There are myriad academic resources available to you as an Acadia student, from specific course-related resources to support finding a future career. These resources may address coursework assistance, accessible education, academic and career objectives, financial support, and academic opportunities.
Many students find the academic demands of university to be greater than anticipated. While all students will go through a period of adjustment, for those who struggle long-term there is help available. Academic stress, poor study habits, severe test anxiety, or repeated absences from class are all issues for which students can find help through counselling offered by the Acadia Student Resource Centre.
Many resources are available to help students succeed in their coursework at Acadia.
Each subject area is assigned a librarian liaison to assist students in that department. Librarians can show you how to navigate library resources and will help you to find, organize, and cite information for assignments and papers. A librarian at the Research Help Desk offers drop-in research assistance between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Paid tutoring services are available for $20/hour through Tutoring Services, or they can connect you to free options when available.
MASH offers peer tutoring to Acadia students for math and statistics content in their courses, free of charge, during their drop-in sessions in the Huggins basement.
The Writing Centre offers writing support to all Acadia students, free of charge. Its services include one-on-one writing tutorials with peer tutors, presentations and workshops, online writing support resources, and confidential thesis consultation with the Writing Centre coordinator.
Acadia strives to make education inclusive and accessible to students.
Acadia's Accessible Learning Services organize accommodations for students with disabilities or health conditions that impact their learning. You do not need to have a diagnosed disability to receive accommodation from Accessible Learning.
Axcess Acadia is an inclusive post-secondary education program for students who self-identify as having a disability and would not meet the current admission requirements set by the university.
Open Acadia is Acadia University's initiative to offer flexible programming and learning opportunities to Acadia students and the greater community. Open Acadia delivers Acadia’s online and intersession (spring and summer) courses, in addition to a number of other programs available online, on-campus, and on-site.
Academic & Career Objectives
Each academic department has an academic advisor to assist students with course registration, program changes, and career objectives.
First Year/Student Advisor Meaghan Mousseau can assist all students with course selection, programs of study, personal concerns, academic difficulty, and any other academic or student-related issues. She supports students in making decisions about their academic path and career trajectory.
Career services offer career advising, workshops, online job postings, as well as employer recruitment and networking events to current Acadia students and alumni. Individual support is available for resume building and other career advice.
The Acadia Student Resource Centre (Counselling Services) can provide additional support for academic and career concerns through Gina Spidle, Career Counsellor.
Financial assistance in many forms is available to students. The office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance can help you arrange scholarships, bursaries, student loans, debt reduction, fee payments, etc. to support your education.
Co-op enables students to gain hands-on, paid experience at a job related to their field of study. Co-op is an excellent opportunity for students to network and for employers to evaluate them as potential full-time employees.
Acadia University's Exchange Program is available to Acadia students who wish to study abroad during their 3rd year.