What is PLAR for Mature Students?
PLAR is the process by which you can obtain credits toward the Ontario Secondary School Diploma for education, training, life and/or work experience that you have acquired outside of secondary school.
Who is eligible for PLAR for Mature Students?
A Mature Student is a student who:
- is at least 18 years old
- has been out of day school for 10+ months
- is enrolled in a secondary school credit program for the purpose of obtaining an OSSD
How many credits can I obtain through PLAR?
- up to a maximum of 16 grade 9/10 equivalent credits
- up to a maximum of 10 grade 11/12 credit
How are credits granted through PLAR?
There are four grade 9 and 10 assessments which an adult learner can complete in order to earn up to 16 grade 9 and 10 credits.
The grade 11 and 12 assessments are completed based on comparing your previous education, training, work experience, and volunteer experience to Ontario curriculum expectations.
26 credits can be earned through PLAR; however, learners must always take the final 4 senior credits to obtain their Ontario Secondary School Diploma
How do I apply for PLAR?
When you register as a student, your eligibility for PLAR will be determined by your teacher