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Can I receive credit for Prior Learning?

Athabasca University’s Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) process can award you credit for prior and/or experiential learning can be used toward Athabasca University degrees or university certificates. Experiential learning may have been acquired from life experience, job training, workshops, seminars, or other experiences.

PLAR-awarded credit is separate and different from receiving transfer credit for previous recognized formal learning. PLAR is a choice, not a requirement. Doing PLAR may not suit everyone’s learning style.

Visit our Centre for Learning Accreditation for more information about PLAR, including a copy of a sample virtual portfolio.