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What is PLAR?

PLAR involves the identification, demonstration, documentation, assessment, and recognition of learning that you have acquired experientially or informally and awards credit for learning related to Athabasca University (AU) degrees, university certificates, or diplomas.

Is PLAR for me?

PLAR may not be for everyone. You should think about your timelines, your learning style, and the type of educational experience that you want while at AU.

Be aware that some professional bodies place limitations on the inclusion of PLAR on university transcripts.

Am I PLAR ready?

How does PLAR work?

At AU, PLAR refers to the recognition of prior experiential learning by portfolio assessment.

PLAR's Quality Assurance

Preparing your portfolio

The Centre for Learning Accreditation (CLA) will provide mentoring assistance for you and guide you through the process.

Submitting your portfolio

Portfolio assessment

The assessment process is conducted by content experts, coordinated through the Centre for Learning Accreditation.

Updated January 30 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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