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Options for Special Credit
The department awards 3 hours of credit with a grade of S for E112 to students who score a 4 on the College Board Advanced Placement exam or 6 hours of credit for E111 and E112 to students who score a 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement exam. Students who have taken the College Board SAT II Biology E/M test earn credit as follows: a score of 680 on the Biology E test earns 3 credit hours of E111. A score of 680 on the Biology M test earns 3 credit hours of E112. For students who have taken the older SAT II Biology subject test, a score between 680 and 719 earns credit for E112; a score of 720 or higher earns credit for E111 and E112. This credit satisfies the introductory course requirements for majors but carries no lab credit. It is strongly suggested that students understand this material before proceeding to L211. Depending on their score, students should consider completing L112 before proceeding to L211. Nonmajors can apply the credit toward the College of Arts and Sciences Breadth of Inquiry requirements.