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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University


Fees vary with the method of assessment chosen and are based on the assessment process and the number of credits awarded. Assessment of an individual course is not more than the tuition fee. Fees are non-refundable.

Open Learning portfolio-based assessment

Competency-based portfolio

$750 flat fee

Course-based portfolio

$520 (initial) flat fee + $36 per credit awarded (after assessment completion)

  • A student wants to challenge two courses (6 credits)
  • They pay $520 (initial flat fee) to begin the process
  • Upon successful completion of each challenge (done one at a time), they pay the fee of $36 per credit awarded. In this case, they would pay $36 x 6 credits = $216.
  • The total fee would be $520 + $216 = $736 for 6 credits

Competency-based and Course-based portfolios

$750 flat fee (competency-based) + $36 per credit awarded (course-based)

The $520 flat fee is waived for course-based portfolio creation when students have already completed the competency-based portfolio.

Challenge exam

$100 per credit (typically $300)

Credit bank

Variable — please contact us for more information.

Bachelor of Health Science Preassessment

If you earned your health care diploma at a private institution, an additional PLAR assessment fee of $36/credit to a maximum of $540 is required. If you graduated from a TRU PLAR partner institution within the dates of the Partnership Agreement, the fee does not apply. Contact for details.

Student responsibility

Students are responsible for all associated costs. These costs will vary and may include long-distance phone calls, travel or mail.

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