Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College

Course for Credit Through Portfolio

Credit for Prior Learning

University of Wisconsin-Superior

Old Main 118
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880

ph. 715-394-8201

Credit for Prior Learning

Course for Credit Through Portfolio


WRIT 298: Portfolio Development, is a 1-credit course similar to an independent study in which students work one-on-one with the instructor to create a lengthy and detailed portfolio that articulates students' learning of particular course or department learning outcomes. 

Catalog Description
Analysis and evaluation of prior learning experiences in the context of academic requirements and goals. Development of an individualized portfolio and plan for the attainment of educational and career goals. Designed primarily for students with significant life and work experience. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. Pass-Fail only.

Course Objectives
Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the portfolio development process through preparation of a portfolio which, when evaluated, will ¬†provide you with your current college educational standing
  • identify all prior learning experiences, reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating your prior learning experiences in the context of academic requirements and goals

  • write a resume

  • write an autobiography describing a chronological history of life-long learning

  • formulate a request for a specific amount of credit for your prior learning

  • write learning outcomes essays derived from your experiences, which will relate to UW-Superior courses/credits

  • gather pertinent documentation necessary to support your request of credit for prior learning

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