At NBCC, we recognize that learning happens inside and outside the classroom. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program allows you to gain credit for the learning you already possess. You may have taken many different paths to develop this learning,
from formal coursework at other post-secondary institutions to informal workshops and seminars, on-the-job training, work experience, volunteerism, military service or family commitments. No matter how or where you gained your experience, RPL
provides a way for you to demonstrate your learning and receive formal credit for it.
There are two ways you can be awarded credit towards your program at NBCC:
RPL is not about assessing the student; it’s about assessing the learning.
The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program has undergone many changes in the last few weeks, and we’re excited to share the updates with you!
Top 5 Things You Need to Know to Submit Your RPL Application in Winter 2020
The deadline for credit transfer and credit equivalency applications is January 24, 2020, unless your course has not yet been scheduled or you have received late acceptance/enrolment in an NBCC program. In those cases, you have
up to 3 weeks following the course start date to submit your application.
If your course has been scheduled to start later in the Winter 2020 term, we still recommend you submit your RPL application by January 24, 2020 to avoid processing delays.
Please note that we are no longer accepting applications and supporting documents by email or hard copy (on paper). All supporting documents must be scanned and attached electronically to your application form. If you are uncertain
about how to scan documents, you can request help from an NBCC Library Commons Coordinator.
Top 5 Updates to the RPL Webpage
Use this form to ask questions about RPL or request a meeting with the RPL Coordinator to discuss your application.
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