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Placement

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

(See also the Admissions Page on AP/IB Credit.)

  • Students who score a 3 on either English Language and Composition or English Composition and Literature earn credit for ENGL 101 and should enroll in ENGL 102 (or 106, the Enhanced course -- and chances are, if you did well on the AP exam, you'd especially enjoy 106.)
  • Students who score a 3 on both English Language and Composition and English Composition and Literature earn credit for ENGL 101 and 102.
  • Students who score a 5 on either English Language and Composition or English Composition and Literature earn credit for ENGL 101 and 102.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

(See also the Admissions Page on AP/IB Credit.)

  • Students who score a 4 on English A1 earn credit for ENGL 101 and should enroll in ENGL 102 (or 106, the Enhanced course -- and chances are, if you did well in IB, you'd especially enjoy 106.)
  • Students who score a 5, 6, or 7 on English A1 earn credit for ENGL 101 and 102.

Transfer Credit from Another Institution

If you have transfer credit in English, that credit must be evaluated. Start the process by contacting your advisor. Transfer courses seeking credit for our ENGL 101 or 102 must not be remedial and must include a researched argumentative paper. To get credit for our ENGL 102, and to meet USCB's general education requirements, you must have had a course in composition and literature.

What's the difference between composition and literature?
Not all English courses are the same. Composition courses are mostly about writing and ask students to practice writing and revising for various contexts. Literature courses are mostly about reading and ask students to read and respond to literary texts, ranging from Beowulf to The Hunger Games. Sometimes an English course, like USCB's ENGL 102, will cover both composition and literature in the same course.