This section explains how you may earn credit for learning you’ve done before through work, school and life experiences.
What is PLAR?
PLAR means Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition. PLAR gives you credit for knowledge and skills you’ve gained through life experiences such as working and volunteering and/or non-credited education. You can get up to 75% of your credits through PLAR and transfer credits, and the other 25% must come from classes taken at the College. There are charges for PLAR evaluations.
Who can apply?
PLAR candidates must be 19 years old or have an OSSD.
How does it work?
If a course covers material you already know, you can ask for an assessment of your knowledge. This is called a “challenge.” For example, if you have done a lot of computer work, you might challenge a computer course. To assess your learning, you may be:
- tested with written or oral exams, interviews, or case studies
- assessed through a portfolio of your work that shows your skills
How to apply
If you’d like to discuss PLAR options, contact the PLAR Office at 416-415-5000, ext. 7527 (PLAR) or email@example.com. The current PLAR application fee is $109.20 per course.
Click to download the Application for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) .