Creating the PLA Portfolio
The steps for creating the portfolio to submit for possible credit:
The final portfolio submission should be on CD-ROM or DVD and should include a copy of the Application for Credit Through Prior Learning Assessment and all documents, presentations, videos, or other files submitted to the faculty assessor.
We have two sample portfolios for students to view as models in their preparation of the portfolio:
These sample portfolios include examples of Applications for Credit and demonstrate the methods for showing the links between the course objectives and supporting files. Remember that the final portfolio content will vary depending on the course requirements and recommended methods of documentation.
Locate information about the courses available through PLA on the PLA Resources page. Depending on the course, you might find a syllabus, evaluation, guidelines, and/or other resources. These materials should guide you in completing the Application for Credit.
If you do not find the course outcomes or objectives, please be sure to contact Jerry Merwin about that information. We will seek the needed information through faculty assessors who have developed the materials.
All portfolio submissions must be accompanied by the Application for Credit and provided in digital format. The specific files might be Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), Acrobat PDF, or other formats approved in advance by your instructor.