Portfolio Assessment

Credit for successful completion of a course may be awarded upon the recommendation of a trained faculty assessor and the dean of the division upon assessment of a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates the student has acquired the knowledge, skills, and behavior commensurate with successful completion (grades of A, B, or C) of an Oakton course or courses.


Process for Portfolio Assessment

  • Application is forwarded to the chair of academic discipline(s) for which credit is sought.
  • You can meet with the chair of the academic discipline or assigned faculty member to discuss your request and determine if there is a possible method for assessing credit via portfolio. (A portfolio is a collection of artifacts/evidence that demonstrates that a student has reached the learning outcomes attached to the class credit sought)
  • The plan will need the approval of the division dean before you create your portfolio.
  • When the plan is approved, you must submit a nonrefundable $50 assessment fee to the Registrar's Office.
  • When approved, the faculty member establishes a timeline and proceeds with the review.
  • If credit is approved, the faculty member completes appropriate forms and sends them to Registrar's Office to have the credit awarded.
  • You will be notified by Registrar Services when the credit is posted.

For more information about credit for prior learning experiences, contact Advising Services at 847.635.1700.

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