A portfolio is prepared by the student containing rationale, information and material that demonstrates knowledge and skills equivalent to that acquired by completing college classroom coursework. A portfolio may contain various educational and training courses completed through an institution or company or by volunteer work.
A subject matter expert guides the student in structuring and documenting the portfolio; however, collecting the documentation, writing essays, and compiling the content of the portfolio are ultimately the responsibility of the student. The subject matter expert may or may not be the student’s Academic Advisor. Students are instructed to meet with their Academic Advisor first. If the Academic Advisor is not the subject matter expert in the field for which the student wishes to receive credit, the student will be referred to the appropriate subject matter expert who will review the final submitted portfolio for possible credit.
For a comprehensive overview of the portfolio process, please refer to the "Student Portfolio Development Guide" in the Credit for Prior Learning Handbook beginning on page 30.
Note: Certain programs will not accept standardized exams for credit, in that situation, the portfolio option would be acceptable.
Portfolio credit cannot be used for competitive points in the health competitive process.
Portfolio credit will not affect your GPA.