Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
If you’re a Flex PharmD student and feel that you have the required knowledge, skills and attitudes to address program learning outcomes, you may be eligible for course credit. UBC Pharm Sci’s Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) process awards university-level credit for learning. Whether you’ve acquired this knowledge through formal learning (e.g. structured credit programming by accredited educational bodies) or non-formal learning (non-credit learning attained outside of formal studies), you are eligible to apply for credit toward selected didactic courses and/or Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) courses. The maximum credit that you can attain through PLAR is 50% of the overall credits in the Flexible Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. Not all courses are eligible for PLAR credit.
Online application for admission to the Winter Sessions (September and January) is now open.
If you have accepted admission to the Flex PharmD program, we invite you to apply for PLAR credit. If a PLAR-eligible course has prerequisites, these prerequisites must be completed prior to applying for prior learning credit for that course.
Check this page regularly for upcoming deadlines associated with the Flex PharmD program PLAR process.
|Last date to notify PLAR Coordinator that you need support with putting together your challenge application.||PLAR challenge application and fee deadline||In order to receive credit during the term period|
|May 15||June 15||Winter Term 1 (Sep–Dec)|
|September 15||October 15||Winter Term 2 (Jan–Apr)|
|January 15||February 15||Summer Terms (May–Aug)|
Prospective PLAR candidates should plan for the following fees: