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.
Portfolio Assessment Rubric - guiding students in portfolio preparation and faculty in portfolio evaluation
Portfolio Evaluation Form - includes student application, faculty evaluation, recording and payment steps
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 one class listed in the current Andrews University bulletin.
Where prior learning is in disciplines not available at Andrews University, portfolio evaluation is recommended through the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). Passing grades on CAEL transcripts which will be articulated into your Andrews University record as transfer credit. Such credits are often used to fill electives, but may apply to Andrews Core and major requirements .