There are three methods to recognize your prior learning to meet a portion of the requirements of the degree program.

1. Transfer Credits

We work to facilitate the “laddering” of previously earned credentials. Students who have completed formal studies at a recognized public post-secondary institution can transfer up to 90 credits. So, for example, if you already have an Associate degree, a diploma in Social Services, a nursing designation, some college and university courses, or other academic credentials, you will likely be granted credit toward the degree.

Transfer credits are assessed on the basis of official transcripts, which you should submit to the UFV Office of Registrar. For information about many other credentials that receive transfer credit, it’s best to consult the program advisor.

2. Prior Learning Assessment

What is PLAR?    Block / Program-Based PLAR Process

We respect the learning 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.  Students wishing to pursue Block program PLAR credits must complete ADED 305 Portfolio Development for PLAR to provide guidance with your portfolio.

3. Challenge Courses

Course Challenge PLAR Process

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