Experiential Learning Courses

The Portfolio program yields UMUC credit for learning acquired outside the classroom.

The course in experiential learning (designated EXCL), as well as credit earned through the program, may be applied toward

  • appropriate majors and minors
  • general education requirements (according to content) as appropriate
  • electives

Information about this program is provided in this catalog. Details are also available on the Priority Learning web page.

Supplement to Learning Analysis and Planning (0 Credits, EXCL X001)

(Students should visit or contact Priority Learning for complete requirements.) Prerequisite: EXCL 301. An opportunity to submit additional portfolios for courses not previously targeted. Focus is on defining goals, documenting learning gained through experience, and analyzing the relationship of experiential learning to conventional learning. Completed portfolios are evaluated by faculty to assess possible award of credit; a total of 30 credits may be awarded through Portfolio Assessment.

Learning Analysis and Planning (3 Credits, EXCL 301)

Prerequisite: Formal admission to the program. (Students should visit or contact Priority Learning for complete requirements.) Instruction in the preparation of a portfolio documenting college-level learning gained through life experiences. Focus is on defining goals, documenting learning gained through experience, and analyzing the relationship of experiential learning to conventional learning. Completed portfolios are evaluated by faculty to assess possible award of credit; up to 30 credits may be awarded.