Open Learning (Online & Distance) 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 credit.
How to: Portfolio-Based Assessment Steps
- Complete a Knowledge Resumé to have your potential assessed.
- A committee assesses your Knowledge Resumé (this is a free service). The committee meets every six to eight weeks.
- If the committee determines suitability to proceed, students submit the applicable fee.
- Portfolio development with guidance from TRU.
- Assessors review and assess portfolio.
How to: Challenge Exams Steps
- Contact the 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 advisors will inquire about experience related to the course content and send exam information.
- Pay the challenge exam fee.
- Student schedules exam date and location through the exams department.
How to: Credit Bank Steps
- Review the Credit Bank for agreements related to previous education or training.
- Contact us for next steps.
TRU Campus Students
We understand that many students wish to know their potential for credits prior to applying to a program — it can certainly help with planning of your education. That said, please know that in most cases (with the exception of challenge exams) students must first be admitted to a program and to have received their program plan from their program advisors. You can find information regarding program application here.
For assistance with program-related questions or to discuss transfer credit, contact an advisor: