Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

 PLAR chart

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

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."

‌Want more information about PLAR?

We've put together an ebook to outline how PLAR works for Adult Education students at UFV.

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