Admissions Policy and Procedures
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
Some students may possess significant experiential learning acquired from employment, independent study or life experience. This experiential learning may be equivalent to the learning outcomes of a specific college subject. The method of assessment will vary according to the subject matter being assessed. College credit will be awarded when the documented/demonstrated learning is deemed to be equivalent to a Seneca subject offering. In order to allow sufficient time for processing, students are urged to apply for PLA by the following dates:
- June 1 for subjects beginning in the fall semester
- December 1 for subjects beginning in the winter semester
- March 1 for subjects beginning in the summer semester
For more information and to determine if you are eligible for PLA, contact the Chair of the program you have applied for at (416) 491–5050.
Submitted Documents Policy
Because of the large volume of applications, Seneca College is unable to store, retrieve or return documents that were submitted previously. You may be required to re–submit documents if you decide to re–apply at a future date outside of the academic–year cycle of your original application.