Students enrolled in the RBA Degree Program at Marshall University have an opportunity to earn college equivalent credit for selected work and life experiences through the preparation and evaluation of a Portfolio.

A portfolio is not a traditional college paper, nor is it merely a listing of job experiences.
It is a carefully thought-out and focused work that aims to convince a faculty evaluator that you have gained outside the classroom knowledge, abilities, and skills that are roughly equivalent to those gained in traditional coursework.

If you decide to pursue the portfolio option, more extensive written suggestions and help are available from the RBA staff.

Once you have assembled your portfolio according to the guidelines provided by the RBA office, it will be sent to the appropriate academic department for evaluation.

An evaluator will review your portfolio and will make a recommendation as to the amount and kind of credit to be awarded towards your degree.

Before you begin to assemble a portfolio, please consult with your RBA Advisor.

Please pick up a copy of the RBA Portfolio Development Guide in Laidley Hall 126 or download a copy by clicking here: Portfolio Development Guide

Need Help or have questions? Please email us or call our office.

Andrew Gooding, Director
Marshall University
RBA Bachelor’s Program
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington , WV 25755-2050
304.696.6400
800.906.4723
gooding@marshall.edu