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. So you will need to match what you have learned to what is taught.
If you decide to pursue the portfolio option, read through the attached 17 page portfolio guide carefully, then contact the RBA Director, Andrew Gooding.
You can pick up a copy of the RBA Portfolio Development Guide in Smith Hall 223 or download a copy by clicking here: Portfolio Development Guide
Before you begin to assemble a portfolio, please consult with the RBA Director on appropriate courses to petition for. Not all departments will review portfolios.
Before the portfolio is submitted to the academic department it will need to be reviewed by the RBA Director. Portfolio’s can be submitted only in September and February.
Once you have assembled your portfolio according to the guidelines provided by the RBA office, and it has been evaluated by the RBA Director you pay a $300 submission fee and 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. There is a $10 posting fee for each hour of credit awarded.
Need help or have questions? Please email us or call our office.
Andrew Gooding, Director
RBA Bachelor’s Program
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington , WV 25755-2050