Recognition of Prior Learning
Information about Recognition of Prior Learning in Canada
Assessment and Admission
Time and Cost
- Explanation of RPL process and policy
- Identification of BA Learning Outcomes
- Completion of RPL Application Form and payment of RPL Process Fee
Portfolio Development / Evidence Collection
- Group workshops with personalized assistance
- Gathering information / documentation
- Sorting, compiling information / documentation
- Formatting finalized portfolio
Submission of Portfolio for Assessment
- RPL Assessment Forms are added to portfolio
- Portfolio is sent to Faculty Assessor(s)
Results of Portfolio Assessment
- Applicant is notified of results by Registrar's Office
- Appeals process (if necessary)
- Continuing guidance from the RPL Office as required
Knowledge and Understanding
Practical and Professional Abilities
- The RPL program is only available to students entering Providence Theological Seminary who meet the criteria for mature student status. Certain Seminary faculties may determine additional requirements for eligibility.
- Application for RPL credit should be initiated 6 months prior to the desired semester start date (e.g. in March if the student wishes to begin studies in September).
- Students who are accepted to the Seminary based on RPL will be on probation for the first 15 credit hours of their study at Providence. An appropriate faculty member will then evaluate them for acceptance into their programs. Refer to section 2.1 of the Academic Catalogue for details of the Seminary Admissions Policy.
- When appropriate academic experts consider what kind of credit will be granted for Prior Learning, they will select from the following options:
- 2 credits: BA Learning Outcomes met at 60% or higher competence. Full acceptance granted.
- 1 credit: BA Learning Outcomes not met at 60% competence. Acceptance pending additional documentation/special permission.
- 0 credits: BA Learning Outcomes not met at 60% competence. Acceptance denied.
- Acceptance recognized by the appropriate Faculty Assessor will be approved by the appropriate Department Chair and by the Dean.