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What is the difference between PLAR and transfer credits?

PLAR

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is a process designed to award you credit towards your degree or certificate at Athabasca University by recognizing the learning you have acquired from life experience, job training, workshops, seminars or other experience. 

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Transfer Credit

Transfer credits are credits granted for the successful completion of post-secondary course work at another recognized organization.

Use the Transfer Credit Assessment Tool to find out how your previous education could be assessed towards an AU program.

More information on Evaluations and Transfer Credit in the Calendar.

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