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 PLAR for Mature Students

​​​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;

  • Students 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.