Owens Community College recognizes that a student may come to the college with knowledge and skills gained through life experience. Portfolio-based assessment provides a method by which a student can document the experience. Documentation within the portfolio must contain evidence of college-level learning that matches the student learning outcomes of a given course. Applying for credit does not guarantee credit will be awarded. The Advisor, PLA Specialist will assist the student in the portfolio process, however it is the student’s responsibility to construct and write the portfolio. A student is encouraged to talk to their academic advisor and/or the Advisor, PLA Specialist about the process. Credit will be reflected on the transcript as a “CR” for each course. This credit can fulfill degree requirements but may not be transferable to other colleges.