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Credit Transfer

If you have previous university or college experience, you can apply to transfer some of your credits. This can save you time and money! With the proper information and documentation, we can determine which credits you can transfer.

Download the Credit Transfer Request form (this is a PDF and will open in a new window).

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is for students who have significant work and life experience and learning which may be equivalent to college courses. You should be able to identify learning acquired in different situations and places of work. The learning should be current, relevant to the course for which PLAR is requested and of sufficient breadth and depth to ensure college level learning.

Eligibility to PLAR

You may be eligible to PLAR a course if:

Assessment of PLAR

Your prior learning may be assessed by one or more of the following methods:

Challenge for Credit 
The skills, knowledge and abilities contained in a course are assessed by:

a)      An exam
b)      An interview
c)       Project completion
d)      Demonstrations
e)      Simulations

Portfolio

A detailed collection of documents and proof of learning that is assembled by the student in order to demonstrate appropriate prior learning.

Fees and Timelines

Regular course fees will be charged for PLAR.
The PLAR process should be completed during the same semester as the regular course offering.

Contact

For more information on the PLAR process, contact Natalie Worthen by email at nworthen@hollandcollege.com or by phone at 902-566-9595.