Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
There are three methods to recognize prior learning for a portion of the degree program requirements.
1. Transfer Credits
Students who have completed formal studies at a recognized public post-secondary institution can transfer up to 90 credits. .
2. Program-based PLAR
What is PLAR? Program-based PLAR
We assist adult learners to earn credit for what they already know and can do. Program-based PLAR is a process that provides students the opportunity to receive potentially 54 credits for Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSA's) that were not recognized in transfer credits.
3. Course challenge - based PLAR
Course challenge process PLAR
Students can choose to demonstrate their course-specific knowledge using this method.
Irmi Teichrob 2016
"When I received the equivalent of one year's worth of undergrad credits, I knew developing a program- based PLAR portfolio had been worth the effort."
Cindy Kelly 2016
"PLAR enabled me to use many years of experience in mentoring and instructing new staff and students as a basis for academic credit which shortened my BA program considerably."
Want more information about PLAR?
We've put together an ebook to outline how PLAR works for Adult Education students at UFV.