Alternatives for Acquiring Credit

Online Education students can take advantage of the following alternatives for acquiring college credit:

  1. Credit for prior learning is available through the portfolio assessment program. The student may receive up to 16 credits for college level learning acquired outside the formal credit granting process. To obtain this credit, the student must register for ADPS 230 Prior Learning Assessment, a one hour course. The course guides the student through the development of a portfolio to document college level learning. The portfolio will be evaluated by faculty in the discipline for which credit is requested. A limited number of courses are available for experiential credit. The student considering this alternative should consult carefully with the Online Education Program office for course applicability. Credit awarded through the portfolio does not apply toward the 30 hour residency requirement. In addition to the tuition for the Portfolio Development course, there is an evaluation and transcription fee for experiential credit.
  2. All other forms of acquiring credit are described in the Academics section of this Bulletin.