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."