Do I have to be a UFV student to be eligible for PLAR?
Yes, you must have a UFV student number in order to register and have an assessment.
What is the difference between Transfer Credits and PLAR credits?
Transfer credits are the granting of credits by one institution for the courses or programs successfully completed at another institution or agency. The credits may be assessed and assigned as equivalent to a specific UFV course or unassigned. E.g. BUS 2XX.
PLAR credits are earned through the assessment of evidence students provide of the informal learning they gained from life and work for academic credit. It can include courses which did not provide transferable credit.
How many PLAR credits can I earn?
Program-based PLAR allows students to receive up to 54 credits. There is a maximum of 90 credits available through prior learning assessment (including transfer credit) which can be used to earn the BA AE degree. This includes a combination of program-based and course challenges PLAR. All BA AE required courses must be completed. Contact the program advisor for information.
Will PLAR credits transfer to other post-secondary Institutes?
Contact the receiving post-secondary institute — they may or may not.
How will PLAR credits affect my GPA?
PLAR credits are not letter grades but credits which do not count toward your GPA.
Does the Adult Education department process all UFV course challenges?
No, if you wish to challenge a course outside of the ADED department you will need to contact the department assistant of that particular department. i.e. contact the English Department assistant for any English courses you plan to challenge.
When do I pay for PLAR assessments?
You will pay at the time of registering for the course challenge or the program-based PLAR submission. The department will contact you with information prior to your registration.
Can I receive Financial Aid to pay for PLAR?
This is not covered by Financial Aid.
How do I know what evidence to provide for PLAR credits?
For students who are pursuing program-based PLAR, there will be a rubric provided and other information gained in the course ADED 305 Portfolio Development for Prior Learning Assessment Recognition.
Students wishing to do a course- challenge for PLAR will be provided with a checklist and other information.
What is the timeline for course challenge for PLAR?
Students can decide to pursue a course challenge at any time. Once an assessor is confirmed, you have until near the end of the semester you registered for the challenge to submit. The assessor will provide final submission dates.