Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

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Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) for mature students is the formal evaluation and credit-granting process through which mature students, who are enrolled in a secondary school course, may obtain credits for prior learning. Mature students may obtain credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) for knowledge and skills that they have acquired, in both formal and informal ways, outside secondary school. View flyer, click here.

Watch PLAR for Mature Student Eligibility Video

Who's eligible?

  • Mature students who:
    • started secondary school in Ontario after September 1999
    • are new to the Ontario system after February 1, 2004
    • started their secondary programs prior to September 1999 in Ontario and are returning after February 1, 2004

For those who fit the above criteria, in all cases, the knowledge and skills gained through education, work experience, and training must be directly related to the provincial curriculum expectations.

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For more information and details about how to apply, please call our 

  • Oshawa Campus at 905-438-0570; or
  • Ajax Campus at 905-683-7713.


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