Prior Learning Assessment - PLA
Program Requirements - Program Evaluation
Students enrolled in less than 12 credits per semester are considered part time.
Note: For student loan purposes the definition of a part-time student is anyone enrolled in fewer than 9 credits in any one semester.
For health and safety reasons no animals of any type are allowed into the University building. The only exception to this is for trained assistance dogs which are being utilized (or in the process of being trained) by members of our community and guests.
It is an offence of plagiarism to use someone else’s work or ideas as one’s own without proper acknowledgement. Plagiarism and/or failure to document sources properly may result in penalties as severe as a failing grade (F) on an assignment, failure in the course or, if repeated, expulsion from the University. For more information please refer to the Academic Integrity policy.
All notices must be posted on designated bulletin boards with the date of first posting clearly marked. If your notice does not have a date you may take it to reception outside of Student Commons to have it date stamped. Any posting without a date will be removed. Postings that are older than three weeks may be removed. Any item mounted on walls, windows or doors will be removed. See the Facilities Office for further information.
In certain circumstances you may be able to register for a class for which you do not have the stated pre-requisite. You are encouraged to organize this request well in advance of the registration period to ensure timely registration. You are still responsible for meeting all degree requirements and must continue to adhere to existing registration rules and course waitlists. Please see an Academic Advisor for more information.
PLA is an assessment, by valid and reliable means, of what an individual has learned through non-formal education, training or experience. This knowledge may lead to credit in a course or program offered by the University. A course is identified and a faculty member teaching the course assesses knowledge, skills and portfolio to determine if equivalent credit may be granted. A student may apply for a maximum of 9 credits towards their degree through the PLA process (including transfer credit).
For further information, contact Academic Advising.
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Students can monitor their progress and the requirements of their program through Program Evaluation on myEC. Program requirement worksheets for all majors at Emily Carr are available as PDFs.
As the University has limited space and facilities, students are normally required to complete their programs in four years of full-time study. However, the University respects the fact that students sometimes discover a more appropriate major in the course of their study and feel a need to change. In such cases, the following policies apply to students who seek to change to another major.
Students seeking to switch into limited enrolment programs, must apply at the same time and follow the application guidelines set forth for Foundation students applying to Degree programs (Majors). Switching into a limited enrolment program will be permitted only in the fall semester each year and only if space permits. Please contact your Academic Advisor as soon as possible if you are considering switching programs