Course Exemptions

Exemptions from lower-division English courses may be granted, but please understand that such exemptions are rare.

English 1101: English Composition I

Exemptions from English 1101 may be obtained through one of two options.

Option 1: AP Exam Score
A score of 3 or 4 on the AP exam in English Language and Composition or English Literature and Composition will exempt a student from English 1101. (A score of 5 will exempt you from both English 1101 & 1102.)

Option 2: CLEP Exam
A student may take the CLEP exam to try to exempt from English 1101.

English 1102: English Composition II

Exemptions from English 1102 may be obtained through the AP exam only. A score of 5 on the AP exam in English Language and Composition or English Literature and Composition will exempt a student from English 1102 as well as English 1101.

CLEP Exam

CLEP is a program administered by the CollegeBoard that offers exams in various subjects, including English composition and literature. A passing grade on these exams often may exempt you from the corresponding courses these exams are designed for.

For the Lower Division in English, the following CLEP exams are accepted for their corresponding courses for possible course exemptions:

English Course  CLEP Exam Required
English 1101, English Composition I 1. College Composition Modular
2. Hand-written Essay
English 2120, Introduction to British Literature British Literature with Essay
English 2130, Introduction to American Literature American Literature with Essay

 

For detailed information about the various CLEP exams, please visit CollegeBoard’s website:http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/exams.html

To take any of the CLEP exams, you need to contact GSU’s Testing Center, which administers CLEP exams on behalf of CollegeBoard. For specific test dates and other information, please visit GSU Testing Center website: http://www.gsu.edu/counseling/clep_exam_information.html