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By Portfolio

Two Portfolio Routes

1. Program-based portfolio route

Program-based portfolios use a Learning Summary to identify and credit knowledge and skills in your field. The credits you earn may be applied to the degree you want but do not, usually, prevent you from taking required or elective courses.

2. Course-based portfolio route

Choose a course-based portfolio* if you feel that you have skills that match individual AU courses. Package your learning into competencies at the course level. Use a Competency Worksheet as a means of presenting your knowledge. Align your learning with the specific learning outcomes of the course(s) you are targetting in your portfolio.

*At AU, applicants seeking credit in Business or BGS degrees and in areas of Psychology are expected to submit course-based portfolios.

See a list of all of the parts of a portfolio.

Updated January 30 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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