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What’s involved in preparing a Prior Learning portfolio, and how long will it take?

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Developing a Prior Learning portfolio requires organizing and collecting documents; writing self-assessments of the learning acquired from various work, training, and/or life experiences; and completing the fillable forms according to the guidelines explained in the Student H​andbook​.

The process of preparing a portfolio varies substantially from one student to the next. The time involved will depend on your work responsibilities, family obligations, volunteer activities, community involvement, and the number of courses you are taking during the time the portfolio is being prepared. Other factors include the number of years to be covered, the number of experiences submitted, and the availability of verification documents. Occasionally, a student will prepare a portfolio in as little as three months, but most take six months or longer. The sooner you begin, the better.

See the ​​Prior Learning S​tudent Handbook for more information about the steps involved in preparing a portfolio.

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