Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Unlock Your Potential with PLAR

At BIBS, we recognize that learning happens everywhere, not just in the classroom. Our PLAR program is designed to acknowledge the skills, knowledge, and experiences you’ve gained outside traditional academic settings, converting them into academic credits that can fast-track your journey towards achieving your educational goals.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is a process that evaluates learning acquired outside of traditional school settings for the purpose of obtaining academic credit or credentials. This can include work experience, independent study, volunteer activities, and other life experiences.

Time and Money Savings

Accelerate your path to a degree or certificate by gaining credits for what you already know.

Personalized Education Pathway

Tailor your education to fit your unique skills and experiences.

Recognition and Validation

Obtain formal acknowledgment of your learning and skills, enhancing your resume and career prospects.

How PLAR Works

  1. Initial Consultation: Contact our PLAR advisor to discuss your eligibility and the potential credits you can earn through the PLAR process.
  2. Portfolio Submission: Compile a portfolio showcasing your learning experiences, including work samples, certifications, and any other relevant documentation.
  3. Assessment: Our expert assessors will review your portfolio to determine the equivalency of your learning experiences in terms of academic credits.
  4. Credit Award: If your application is successful, you will be awarded credits that can be applied toward your program of study.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Benefit from PLAR?

Adult Learners: Returning to school and wish to accelerate your studies.
Working Professionals: Seeking formal recognition for skills and knowledge gained through work.
International Students and Professionals: Looking to have your international education and professional experiences recognized.
Military Personnel: Transitioning to civilian careers and education paths.

Getting Started with PLAR

Ready to turn your experiences into academic credits? Here’s how to get started:

Contact Us: Reach out to our PLAR advisor for a personalized consultation.
Prepare Your Portfolio: Gather documentation of your learning and experiences.
Apply for PLAR: Complete the PLAR application process through our website.

How long does the PLAR process take?

The process can vary, but typically it takes between 4 to 6 weeks from portfolio submission to credit award.

Is PLAR available for all programs?

PLAR is available for most programs but there are some exceptions. Please consult with a PLAR advisor for specifics.