Open Learning (Online & Distance) Students
- Complete a Knowledge Resumé to have your PLAR potential assessed.
- The PLAR Committee assesses your Knowledge Resumé (this is a free service). The PLAR Committee meets every 6-8 weeks.
- If the PLAR Committee determines suitability to proceed with PLAR, students submit the applicable PLAR fee.
- Portfolio development with guidance from PLAR department.
- PLAR Assessors review and assess portfolio.
- Contact the PLAR Advisors for Challenge Exam availability (not all courses are available for challenge). If in a program, ensure the course fits your program requirements.
- If the Challenge Exam is available, the PLAR Advisors will inquire about experience related to the course content and send exam information.
- Pay the challenge exam fee.
- The PLAR Department initiates exam setup.
- Student schedules exam date and location through the Exams department.
TRU Campus Students
We understand that many students wish to know their PLAR potential prior to applying to a program (Certificate, Diploma, Degree, Post-Bacc), it can certainly help with planning of your education. That said, please know that in most cases (with the exception of Challenge Exams) students are required to be admitted to a program and to have recieved their Program Plan from their Program Advisors prior to pursuing PLAR. You can find information regarding program application here.
For assistance with program-related questions or to discuss transfer credit, contact a Program Advisor: