Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is the formal evaluation and credit-granting process whereby students may obtain credits for prior learning. Prior learning includes the knowledge and skills that students have acquired, in both formal and informal ways, outside secondary school. Students may have their knowledge and skills evaluated against the expectations outlined in provincial curriculum policy documents in order to earn credits towards the secondary school diploma.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) for Mature Students

Mature Students (18 and over – must have been out of school for at least 10 months.)
Through Mature PLAR you may get credits towards your high school diploma. Mature PLAR looks at your life and work experiences since leaving high school and credits you for that experience.
A student eligible for Mature PLAR can earn:

  • Up to 16 Grade 9/10 credits
  • Up to 10 grade 11/12 credits

Up to 26 credits may be granted towards an OSSD.  As a mature student you may be eligible to earn up to 26 equivalent credits and may only have to complete your final 4 credits to graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.