Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University


In the following video, Open Learning graduate Sandra Frangiadakis states how PLAR helped her complete her degree:

OL and On-Campus Students

Your program plan helps us to decide on the number of PLAR credits that you can use toward your program. Each program allows different amounts of PLAR credit.

How to: Portfolio-Based Assessment Steps

  1. Complete a Knowledge Resumé (PDF, 355 KB) to have your PLAR potential assessed.
  2. The PLAR Committee assesses your Knowledge Resumé (this is a free service).
  3. If the PLAR Committee approves your Knowledge Resumé, you submit your PLAR application and payment.
  4. Develop your portfolio.
  5. The PLAR Committee assesses your portfolio.

How to: Challenge Exams Steps

  1. Choose a course for a challenge exam; make sure the course fits your program requirements.
  2. Ask a PLAR Advisor if a challenge exam for that course is available.
  3. If so, you receive an exam information sheet.
  4. Pay the challenge exam fee.
  5. Schedule the exam through the OL Exams department.

How to: Credit Bank Steps

  1. Check the Credit Bank to see if you are eligible for PLAR credits for previous education or training.
  2. Discuss with a PLAR Advisor what to do next.
 TRU Campus Students
 Prospective Students


  1. Apply for and enrol in a program.
  2. Contact a PLAR Advisor.
  3. For assistance with program-related questions or to discuss transfer credit, contact a Program Advisor:
  4. Apply to a program and have your transcripts sent to TRU Enrolment Services.
 Contact Us

Please contact the PLAR Advisors if you have any questions about PLAR or the PLAR process:

Nicole Borhaven and Shyann Vosper
1-800-663-9711 ext. 6820 or ext. 6373 (toll-free in Canada)
250-852-6820 or 250-852-6373 (Kamloops and International)