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Credit by Portfolio Evaluation
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A Learning Portfolio is an instrument used by students to petition to receive college credit. This student-prepared document outlines, in depth, the learning gained outside the college classroom and shows the relationship to college-level learning. The portfolio is not merely a study of accumulated knowledge, but rather an examination of learned life experiences discussed in essays and presented through publicly verifiable documentation. Students should prove to an expert in the field that they possess the claimed learning. This learning must reflect the theory upon which the specific situation, procedure, routine or skill is applied. Students must document the relationship between prior learning, the course objectives, and their degree program, and should discuss the theory acquired through their knowledge and experience.
The Portfolio Process
Meet with an Academic Placement & Testing Center staff member to review eligibility requirements to discuss your credentials, life learning experiences and to determine your eligibility for earning credits through Portfolio Evaluation. An adult learner may be referred to a portfolio assessor from an academic area to determine eligibility. If you are eligible, you can continue by completing a Credit through Portfolio Evaluation Form.
Complete the Steps to Putting Your Portfolio Together section of this chapter. An appropriate staff member can guide you.
Registration Steps (1-2):
Fill out a Credit by Portfolio Evaluation Form
Submit the non-refundable fee of $40.00 one of the following ways: Online, by Mail or Walk-in.
Online Registration (Payment by credit card) - Click here to register online, You must sign in or create an account for FlexReg. First time requests select Credential/Portfolio Evaluation Fee. If you have had a previous evaluation at NECC, select the appropriate Credential/Portfolio Evaluation Fee – Test Two, Test Three. You must fax your Credit by Portfolio Evaluation Form to 978-556-3169.
Note: Pop-Up Blockers must be disabled to enable registration and payment using FlexReg.
Money Order (Made payable to NECC) – Mail or hand deliver your Credit by Portfolio Evaluation Form & Fee to the Academic Placement & Testing Center, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill, MA 01830, Technology Center, Room TC-128.
Walk-in (Payment by Money Order, made payable to NECC, or by Credit Card) – Stop by the Academic Placement & Testing Center, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill, MA 01830, Technology Center, Room TC-128 to fill out your Credit by Portfolio Evaluation Form and NECC Registration Form.
Steps to Putting your Portfolio Together
Submit two copies of your portfolio to the Academic Placement & Testing Center. One copy is returned to you at the completion of the assessment process. The second portfolio is considered an academic record for accreditation purposes therefore it cannot be returned to you. Do not include any original documents in the portfolios. An Academic Placement & Testing Center staff member will review the portfolios submitted to ensure that they contain the required sections and proper formatting. If the portfolio is adequate in all areas, it is forwarded, with a copy of your Credit through Portfolio Evaluation Form, to the appropriate academic area to be reviewed by a faculty assessor. The results are sent to you.
Receive your credits. You are notified through the mail by the Academic Placement & Testing Center of the number of credits awarded for your portfolio. Upon receipt of payment of the $50 per credit portfolio assessment fee, the credits are posted to your transcript.
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