Experiential Learning Portfolio

Prairie View A&M University Credit By Exam (ELP Policy)

The LearningCounts online portfolio assessment service offers an opportunity to scale up and modernize your PLA offerings. An Experiential Learning Portfolio can be created to give students college credit for life or work experience. The CURR 1003 course is for students who need to create their portfolio. Credit is awarded for demonstrated learning, NOT experience alone. Students must be TSI Complete to enroll in the CURR 1003 course. Portfolios are evaluated for college credit by trained faculty and credit recommendations are sent to your PLA coordinator. The Experiential Learning Portfolio is evaluated by Learning Counts using the following work flow process:

ELP Process

Typical candidates for portfolio credit are: 

  • Returning students with significant work experience
  • Employed at least 5-7 years in a particular field, with increasing responsibilities
  • Highly organized - effective speakers and writers
  • Highly motivated – will work independently to complete a project
  • Able to reflect on work and training experiences 
  • TSI complete
  • Proficient in College Level English: Freshman Comp I (required) & Freshman Comp II (preferred)

The most popular portfolio topics are:

  • Business and Management
  • Information Systems/Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Criminal Justice/Legal
  • Hospitality/Event Management
  • Healthcare Administration

PLA/Portfolio Seminar course dates: 

Term Dates Available
Fall Monday, September 10, 2018
Fall Monday, September 24, 2018
Fall Monday, October 8, 2018
Fall Monday, October 22, 2018
Fall Monday, November 5, 2018
Fall Monday, November 19, 2018

To see what options would be best for you, visit the Learning Counts website and try the College Credit Predictor Tool:

Learning Counts website

For more information about this program, please contact:

Dr. Cheryle Snead-Greene

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This site is maintained by Jeremy E. Sample
Last updated: 7/31/2018