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Experiential Learning Assessment


What is Experiential Learning Assessment?

Experiential Learning Assessment (ELA) is an avenue for which a student may be awarded undergraduate credit for experiential learning.


How Do I Complete an Experiential Learning Assessment?

The program assists in the process for requesting academic credit through the portfolio method. In a portfolio, a student thoroughly describes and documents knowledge gained experientially and also demonstrates how knowledge gained outside the classroom is related to college-level learning.


Who Assesses My Portfolio?

The academic department in which credit is being requested assesses the portfolio and makes credit recommendations to the dean of their college.


How Many Credits Will ISU Award for ELA?

Idaho State University allows a maximum of 15 credits toward an associate degree and 30 credits toward a baccalaureate degree through this evaluation process.


Who is Eligible to Apply for ELA?

Available for currently enrolled undergraduate students only. ELA credit is available only for those academic subjects offered at Idaho State University.


For More Information Contact the ELA Student Opportunity Development Coordinators

Amber Greening

Lead Coordinator (College of Science and Engineering and College of Education)

(208) 282-1328


Sariah Millis

Coordinator (College of Business and Kasiska Division of Health Sciences)

(208) 282-1369


Liz Knight

Coordinator (College of Arts and Letters and College of Technology)

(208) 282-1449



921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
(208) 282-4636

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