Advanced Standing

Cape Breton University’s Residency Policy requires that at least 50% of any program’s requirements be completed at CBU. Both on-campus and online courses (or a combination of the two) can be used to meet this Residency Requirement.

Therefore, applicants to CBU are eligible to receive up to a maximum of 50% of their program’s requirements (some exceptions apply) through credit awarded for learning experiences external to the university.

External credit may be awarded through the following processes:

Transfer Credit Assessment

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) (For more information on the Prior Learning Assessment Policy)

Prior Learning Assessment  for Community Studies