Portfolio Review

The Portfolio Review Process involves the identification, documentation, assessment and recognition of learning acquired through formal and informal study. This may include work and life experience, training, independent study, military experience, volunteering, travel, hobbies and families experiences.

The requirements for requesting a Portfolio Review are:

  • Students must speak with their advisor prior to applying for PLA to ensure that the credits will count toward their degree.
  • Students must be matriculated in a college at the University of Cincinnati with a declared major.
  • Students must be currently enrolled and in good standing (2.00 or higher cumulative grade point average).
  • Students may request Portfolio Review only for those courses for which they are not currently registered or have not previously audited or failed.
  • Students must complete all paperwork requirements, including a statement of competency and a completed application packet (see below for links to packet). Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Other important considerations:

  • The evaluation process can sometimes be a lengthy one. Because of this, students should have completed all Portfolio Review applications prior to their last semester before graduating, or, be willing to accept the possibility that the evaluation may not be completed by the time of expected graduation.
  • Portfolio Review, like other forms of PLA, is not considered toward the college residency requirement

After you have spoken with your advisor, you may pay online here * and apply online here OR

complete the packet found here . This packet must be filled out completely and mailed, with payment, to:

Testing Services
Attention: Portfolio Review
PO Box 210078
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0078

You may also bring it in person to Testing Services, at 102 University Pavilion

*If you pay online, please forward your paid receipt to ucpla@ucmail.uc.edu

If you have questions or comments, please email us at ucpla@uc.edu or call 556-7173