University of Guelph 1998-99 Diploma Program Calendar

IV--Admission Information

IV--Admission Information

Associate Diploma Programs

* Admission Requirements

Prior Learning Assessment

At the University of Guelph, Prior Learning Assessment is an acceptable process for assigning credit at the undergraduate level for learning stemming from experience acquired independently of courses taken at university. P.L.A. provides a mechanism whereby credit is given for equivalence in a course to those students who have mastered the content of the course concerned without having taken a formal course in the subject area. Such mastery may have been acquired, for example, through work experience, independent study or from non-diploma courses. In the absence of a certificate or other formal acknowledgment of competence by an appropriately accredited institution, the student can challenge the appropriate specific course(s) offered by the University to a maximum of [1.50] credits in a diploma program or 30% of the curriculum for Open Learning Certificates. This is a post admission process only.

Each academic department is responsible for determining which of its courses may be subject to P.L.A. challenge. The challenge process could include one or more assessment methods, including standardized tests, written and/or oral examinations, performance evaluations, interviews, and portfolio assessments. These assessments require that the individual demonstrate, to a qualified faculty member, that pre-determined knowledge and skills have been acquired.

Students should contact Undergraduate Program Services for application forms and further information.

* Readmission

Residence Accommodation

Campus residence accommodation is normally available for students in the Associate Diploma programs provided they make application for it and meet the required application and deposit deadlines. Those desiring campus residence accommodation should make their needs known as soon as possible after they have been accepted into the program.


Text books and supplies are available at the campus book store or library, depending on the college location. Each student should anticipate spending about $250.00 on books and supplies for each semester.

1998-99 Associate Diploma Calendar

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