Experiential Learning Credits

Those who have acquired academic knowledge or skills through direct experience, in-service training, or non-credit classes may seek validation for college credit. Students do this through a process known as portfolio assessment. Step one is to take ACAD 150, Portfolio Development, offered in an online format. The course helps students develop documentation of credit-worthy experiences (the portfolio). Step two is submission of the portfolio to the University. Step three is to pay the administrative fee for the hours to be assessed for the student’s official transcript. Upon payment, the Office of the Registrar will post the courses earned on the student’s official transcript. Note there are no grades associated with credit earned through portfolio assessment. All portfolios must be completed within one year of completing ACAD 150. Contact the Office of Academic Affairs for more information.