ERIC Number: ED179173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
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College Credit for Prior Learning: A Student Handbook. Draft.
A step-by-step guide for seeking college credit for prior learning is presented in this Indiana University (IU) student handbook. The External Degree Program in General Studies at Indiana University at South Bend awards college credit toward the Associate and/or Bachelors of General Studies degree for knowledge and understanding gained through various life experiences. The University requires that students submit for assessment a portfolio that organizes prior learning experiences into a manageable form. The portfolio includes: (1) title page; (2) table of contents; (3) introduction; (4) resume; (5) clustering of learning experiences and competency statements; (6) request for credit; and (7) appendix. Both general and course specific credits can be earned. General credits awarded are transferable to any other Indiana University External Degree Program in General Studies and the per credit fee is discussed. Other methods of earning credit for learning from life experiences that are possible at IU include the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Examinations given by the Independent Study Division of the School of Continuing Education. (SF)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, College Credits, Education Work Relationship, Equivalency Tests, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning, External Degree Programs, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Learning Experience, Nontraditional Education, Nontraditional Students, Portfolios (Background Materials), Prior Learning
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., South Bend.