Portfolio Review

Students must present evidence of college level learning that meets the requirements of the course(s) for which they are seeking credit.  This evidence may include, but is not limited to:

  • Testimony regarding confidence
  • Learning products (essays, work samples, learning logs)
  • Performance or examinations, oral or written
  • Demonstrations or simulations

Evidence of learning may be authenticated by the CPL reviewer.

Students must present a complete portfolio for each course for which they are seeking credit. 

Faculty portfolio reviewers may request additional information prior to making a decision on the awarding of credit.  If a student is not awarded credit after a first review of the portfolio, he/she may submit the portfolio for a second review based on the feedback of the assessor.  There will be a fee for the second review.  A portfolio submitted for a second time will be reviewed by the initial faculty assessor.  A portfolio will be reviewed a maximum of two times. 

Students wishing to appeal the outcome of a portfolio review will follow the standard academic appeal process.  The appropriate Academic Dean may initiate a review by a second party assessor if deemed appropriate.


Portfolio Review

  1. Student applies and is accepted to Riverland Community College
  2. Student declares major
  3. Student contacts CPL manager/counselor/enrollment advisor to review master course outline (for chosen course)
  4. Student registers for CARE 1400
  5. Student meets with faculty (if faculty has requested a meeting)
  6. Student completes portfolio
  7. Faculty reviews portfolio
  8. Faculty sends recommendation to Dean for approval (if credit is awarded); award is forwarded to Registrar’s office
  9. Credit is transcripted
  10. Faculty notifies student of credit approval OR denial