b"The credit for life experience process begins with the student meeting with the department chair in the area that the credit will be requested at the campus he/she is attending. A. Prior Learning Portfolio A prior learning portfolio is a written record presented by the student requesting college credit for learning outside the classroom. Credit is given only for college-level learning. Portfolios will require the following elements: 1.Identification and definition of specific prior learning for which college credit is being requested. 2.An essay or narrative explaining how this prior learning relates to the student's desired degree program, from what experiences it was gained and how it fits into his overall education and career plans. 3.Documentation that the student has actually acquired the learning he is claiming. This documentation must address each of the course objectives/learning outcomes as defined on the course syllabus for the course that the student is requesting credit for life experience. 4.A credit request listing exactly how much credit the student expects in each subject area. B. Portfolio Review 1.The portfolio review will be done by the department chairs college-wide. In addition, the designated campus instructor that is teaching the course where credit is being determined will also be a member of the portfolio review committee. 2.The deadline dates for the student to apply for a portfolio review will be August 1 (review to be done prior to the beginning of fall semester), November 1 (review to be done prior to the spring semester), and April 1 (review to be done prior to the summer semester). 3.To be eligible for portfolio review, a student must be admitted and registered or a continuing MGCCC student. C. Additional Requirements 1.If a CLEP exam is available in the subject area for which the student is requesting credit, the student must take the CLEP exam in order to earn any college credit. The portfolio method is not an option. 2.The maximum number of credits that a student can earn through the portfolio method is credit for three specific MGCCC courses with a maximum of 15 credit hours. 3.On the MGCCC transcript, the credit awarded will be designated as Credit for Life Experience/Portfolio. 4.The student receiving college credit for life experience must sign a statement indicating knowledge that this credit is applicable at MGCCC but may not be recognized by other institutions of higher learning. 5.The student will be charged a non-refundable fee of 30% of the part-time tuition rate per hour for the examination.No other tuition will be charged for the course. VI. Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support (DANTES) Courses on the college level taken through DANTES are acceptable for credit as awarded provided the minimum recommended acceptable score is attained. Courses that are not specifically applicable to a particular program may be counted as elective credit. The DANTES Subject Standardized Testing Program is an extensive series of examinations in college subjects that are comparable to the final or end-of-course examination in undergraduate courses. ACE recommends three college credits for each examination with four college credits awarded for some science courses. The DSSTs recommends three college credits for each examination. The DSSTs are: Business 64"