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Idaho State University

Experiential Learning Assessment (ELA)


Students who come to ISU with previous work experience may be awarded undergraduate credit for that experience through the Experiential Learning Assessment.

Approved undergraduate students may prepare a portfolio with the guidance of the Student Opportunity Development Experiential Learning Assessment Coordinators and department faculty; in this portfolio the student will thoroughly describe and document knowledge gained experientially and will demonstrate how that knowledge gained outside the classroom is related to college-level learning.

The portfolio will be assessed by Experiential Learning Assessment Coordinators, department faculty, department chair, and college dean.

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

Interested students should read the policy and procedures prior to beginning the Experiential Learning Assessment process.

For more information, contact our coordinators.