Below is a list of defined academic concepts and phrases.
Block credit occurs when a group of courses, often in the form of a certificate or diploma equivalency, are recognized for credit transfer. If granted, ‘block credit’ will appear in your transcript as such rather than course-by-course basis.
If you have a completed degree, diploma, or equivalent (such as a threshold of military training), you may qualify for direct entry into second year of a full-time programs. This is a scenario where 'block credit' may appear on your transcript.
Note: Most applicants are required to do some additional bridging course-work, even if they are granted advanced placement.
PLAR stands for 'prior learning assessment and recognition' and refers to course-credit given for different types of learning. This could include job-training, seminars or workshops.
Transfer credit is when you have taken an equivalent course at another recognized institution, and therefore qualify to receive credit for that course at your incoming institution.
Credit assessment will be done on a case-to-case basis.
A pathway is a personalized education roadmap to ensure success in an academic program. These paths are specific to each program. They take into consideration your military occupation, rank, and life experience. In order to fill any knowledge gaps, pathways generally consist of a handful of prerequisite courses, commonly known as bridging courses, which must be completed before program entry.
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