UFV respects the learning that students bring to our institution and we will assist adult learners to earn credit for what they already know and can do. Prior Learning Assessment (PLAR) is a process that gives you the opportunity to receive credit for what you already know and can do. Qualified specialists at UFV assess the skills and knowledge that you have already acquired against learning outcomes of UFV courses.
Students with previous knowledge and/or experience with one of our languages can receive credit for a course(s) by applying for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR).
The only method of PLAR in MOLA is to challenge the course. Most UFV language courses may be challenged for credit. This means that a student who can demonstrate mastery of course objectives may be granted credit without attending classes (Registration and payment is still required, however). Challenge courses requirements instructor and department head permission. The number of tests, exams and essays to write in order to challenge a course varies according to the course level and instructor.
If you would like to challenge a language course, please contact the appropriate faculty member. Visit our Faculty Contact page to find an instructor in the language you wish to challenge. You may also contact the Modern Languages department assistant at 604-557-4035 or via email at email@example.com.