Mature students may obtain credits for prior learning through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), a formal evaluation and credit granting process. This includes knowledge
and skills that mature students have acquired in both formal and
informal ways, outside of secondary school.
Eligibility for Mature PLAR:
Students must be 18 years of age on or after January 1st of the current school year;
Students must have fewer than 26 credits
Students must earn their final four credit. With the following exception: students who provide evidence of successful completion of a post-secondary diploma or degree from an accredited post-secondary institution will complete a minimum of one credit;
must be enrolled in credit classes through day school, night school,
summer school, correspondence or cooperative education.
Students may be from outside of Ontario. In this case the student may have an equivalency done based on the
credits granted in another province/country. If a student cannot obtain a
transcript, then the student may start with a zero credit count and
write all five PLAR assessments and then apply for 11/12 equivalency
credits based on life and work experience.
How to Apply for PLAR:
- Current Learning Centre Students. See your local Learning Centre Coordinator, be sure to bring your transcript and resume to get started.
- Interested Learning Centre Students. Bring your transcript and resume to your local learning centre to register for courses and start your PLAR eligibility assessment.
- Current Secondary School Students. See you Guidance Counsellor for further information and to start the PLAR referral process.