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Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition


Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is a formal process of evaluation and accreditation which allows students to earn high school credits. Prior learning is knowledge and skills that a student has acquired outside the traditional classroom. These learning experiences may meet the expectations and/or outcomes for a credit as outlined in the curriculum. Current Ontario secondary school students may challenge certain credits.

PLAR for Secondary School Students

PLAR for Mature Students

PLAR Information at DCE (click to enlarge images)