Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
The credit received through the PLAR process must be relevant as it relates to the credentials that you are seeking at Northern College. A maximum of 75% of the requirements for a Northern College credential may be completed through the PLAR process. A learner must earn a minimum of 25% of the required credits through regular study at Northern College.
Information for Students of BScN
Students of the collaborative BScN program do not have the option to PLAR for transfer credits and there are no challenge exams available. All incoming year 1 BScN students who may be eligible for transfer credits, will have transfer credits automatically assessed based on transcripts submitted at the time of application. Eligible students will be advised if any transfer credits are granted in late August, by the Program Coordinator. Students are not to contact Laurentian University regarding their transfer credit assessment.
Important for All Advanced Standing Requests
Students MUST continue to attend classes in the course until a decision has been made. The decisions and/or grades assessed by the Academic staff are final and are not subject to appeal. Should a student’s status drop from full-time to part-time, as a result of transfer credits, they are encouraged to meet with their program coordinator to select other courses (if possible) to add to their timetable. A change in status can affect funding from OSAP.