Once your student decides how they’re going to organize their portfolio, it’s important to consider the format. Creating a PDF or website are the two most popular routes.
A PDF is easy to look at and organizes all the elements in a simple way. It can be attached to emails or uploaded with other documents. Students can find this easy to create with design and desktop publishing tools. The only drawback to the PDF format is that it is not ideal if your student wants to showcase videos or audio files.
Creating a website is another option for students trying to figure out how to make a college portfolio. This format allows students to be as creative as possible. They can include video, text, photos, and other art. While this can be more complicated than creating a PDF, it can show admissions officers how tech-savvy your student is, especially if they intend to go into that area.