WHAT IS PLAR?
Students who can demonstrate knowledge and skills gained outside formal classroom learning through work, volunteer or other life experiences may apply for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) if that knowledge and skill corresponds to a specific course. Learning may be assessed through the submission of an academic portfolio, challenge exam and/or interview.
To get started, review the course outline to determine if your knowledge and skills match the course learning outcomes. Collect documents that support your application, such as your resumé, a description of experiences and learning that relate to the course being challenged, work samples and letters of verification. Complete your PLAR application.