Assessment of Prior Learning

Learning acquired through work or other non-college experiences may be assessed for college credit. The Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) course (see course listing below), taught through the Community College of Vermont, is designed for this purpose. Students are guided through the process of describing and documenting their experiential learning in a portfolio. This document is then reviewed for credit by an Advance Standing Committee composed of appropriate faculty and professionals. The credit awarded through the Office of External Programs may be transferred to JSC and the other Vermont State Colleges. The Registrar, in consultation with faculty and staff of the appropriate departments, will evaluate these credits to determine their applicability toward graduation requirements.

EDU-1240 Assessment of Prior Learning (3 cr.)

(Offered through Community College of Vermont)

This course is an opportunity for students to earn college credit for prior learning acquired either on the job or in other settings. Students explore past learning experiences and identify future educational goals. Students develop an individual portfolio describing and documenting prior learning. Upon successful completion of the course, students may submit their portfolio to the Office of External Programs for review of credit requests. Recommended prior learning: ENG-1051 College Writing or equivalent. (Before enrolling, students should consult the Academic Support Services Office at Johnson State College at 802-635-1259.)