Andrews University recognizes that college-level learning can occur outside of the classroom. When advanced standing, credit-by-exam, and performance or credential validation are not appropriate, prior learning credit may be possible through portfolio assessment. Use the resources on this page to prepare.
The Andrews University Prior Learning Director, Dr Glynis Bradfield, coordinates portfolio approval, development, and assessment for students in any program, on-campus or online. Students are welcome to make appointments for coaching through the portfolio preparation process where prior learning is aligned with courses in the current Andrews University bulletin.
Where prior learning is aligned to university courses not available through Andrews University, students are encouraged to take the LearningCounts portfolio preparation course. Course completion includes the option to submit two course-specific portfolios for evaluation by a qualified faculty evaluator. Passing grades are recorded on Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) transcripts, which Andrews University accepts. Credits for non-Andrews courses can count towards electives, and possibly the Andrews Core requirements or even individualized majors or general studies focus areas.