CREDIT BY PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT APPLICATION
Systems and Procedures
A Division of The Corporate Controller's Office
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CREDIT BY PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT APPLICATION

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Purpose:

The Undergraduate Admissions Office develops and maintains a listing of courses for which academic units are willing to evaluate and award credits by portfolio assessment. Students may explore the possibilities of being evaluated for credits by portfolio assessment directly with the academic unit offering the courses.

General Information:

University Park undergraduate students desiring to add credits by portfolio to their academic record must complete a Credit by Portfolio Assessment Application and submit the completed form, along with the portfolio and the appropriate fee, to the academic department for assessment.

Commonwealth Campus undergraduate students desiring to add credits by portfolio to their academic record must complete a Commonwealth Campus Credit by Portfolio Assessment Application and submit the completed form to the Campus Finance Office for payment. Once payment is recorded, the student submits for form and portfolio to the campus Director of Academic Affairs for forwarding to the faculty reviewer.

Proper payment must be made at the time the portfolio and form are submitted to the department or campus.

The total number of credits that may be earned by an individual student via credit by portfolio assessment is a follows:

The fee paid by the student is for administering and assessing the portfolio, not for the receipt of credit. Denial of academic credit after portfolio assessment, therefore, is not cause for refund.

Exhibit and Instructions:

No associated exhibits.

Form Requirements:

No form may be used that substitutes for an approved official University form without prior review and approval by the steward of the form/central office, as facilitated by the Office of Systems and Procedures (designated representative of the Corporate Controller). See Policy FN17 - Required Use of Approved University Forms Appearing in the General University Reference Utility (GURU) for full details.

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If you encounter any difficulties, contact the GURU support staff by submitting a Technical Support Form request or by calling the tech support line at 814-863-8592.

Number of Copies and Ultimate Distribution:

Table of distribution and retention of the Credit by Portfolio Assessment Application
Ultimate Distribution: Retention Periods:
Original Undergraduate Admissions 2 years

Where to Send Completed Forms:

University Park forms - must be sent to the Undergraduate Admission Office, 201 Shields Building

Commonwealth Campus forms - The Office of the Vice President for the Commonwealth Campus forwards the completed form to Undergraduate Admission, 201 Shields Building

Contact Information:

For questions, additional details, or to request changes to this form, contact Undergraduate Admissions.

Cross References:

(7/1/2020)