Life Experience Degrees
Experience counts. Since 1997, Almeda University has been in the educational forefront providing alternative learning for high achieving adults. With a cutting-edge online learning model, Almeda University was one of the first universities to offer life experience degrees and instructor-led online education.
Pioneers of Online Learning – life experience degrees and and non-credit programs
Almeda University currently provides domestic and international students with a unique experience to better themselves through self-help courses, online instructor-led courses, continuing education courses, and portfolio-based assessments for degree seeking students. Through its numerous programs, Almeda delivers enough varied education models that even the busiest adult learners typically find a learning format that fits within their schedules. One of the most popular programs offered by Almeda University is the prior learning assessment program. This method requires the student to document his or her experiences through a scholarly portfolio designed to provide the Almeda assessor with the information required to determine the abilities of said student. The design of the portfolio will guide the Almeda University assessor to identify the areas of the students knowledge from both their formal and informal learning. This model ensures the Almeda graduate will have an appropriate balance of practical and theoretical understanding of the subject matter he or she has pursued. Almeda believes that documentation of learning and experience by a student is substantially more categorical then a simple college transcript. The transcript simply tells the assessor what courses were taken by the student. Transcripts do not always provide complete life picture of the full life learned understanding the student may have of the subject matter. By identifying, organizing, and documenting varying degrees of experiences in order to build a portfolio of learning, the student can clearly convey his or her knowledge in a meaningful and appropriate format that tells more than simply the subject matter of the classes in which the student has spent hours sitting. To learn more about the Almeda University life experience degree assessment program and to apply for admission, please begin the process here.