Portfolio assessment is a process by which you document acquired college-level learning from your non-college experiences: things that didn't necessarily happen in a classroom setting. A portfolio is a collection of materials that provides evidence of that learning. Portfolios are course-specific, and each portfolio you submit can be for one or two courses at a time (3-6 credits). You'll pay a $390 fee to cover the costs of the review, regardless of whether credit is awarded. You'll need to be a degree-seeking student who's not in your first or last semester. To explore this option further, contact your academic adviser or the Adult Enrollment Coordinator at your campus.

If you are interested, Penn State offers an online course to help you prepare portfolios: Liberal Arts (LA) 201W Experiential Learning Portfolio. This course may also fulfill a Writing Across the Curriculum requirement in your major. Consult your adviser. 

Below are the links to help you get started and to see how portfolios are being used in different colleges and programs at Penn State. Read through the requirements and consider if the portfolio may be an option for you. 



CAS 100

Energy Sustainability and Policy

English 202C and 202D: Contact Lynn Setzler las36@psu.edu/814-863-3066


Information Sciences and Technology

The Liberal Arts

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