For Breadth of Inquiry and World Languages and Cultures, at the discretion of departments, and with permission of the appropriate academic dean (i.e., the academic dean for the course), exemptions for approved courses may be earned by satisfactory performance on departmentally approved examinations.
Equivalencies for foreign language courses are established by the College of Arts and Sciences and will apply to the General Education requirements in accordance with the policies published in the current Bulletin of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Students whose SAT Verbal score is 670 or higher, or who earn a score of 32 or higher on the ACT English Test, are exempt from the English Composition requirement.
Students who earn a score of 4 or 5 on the AP English Language and Composition exam will receive credit for ENG-W 131, which fulfills the English Composition requirement. Students who earn a score of 4 or 5 on the AP English Literature and Composition exam will receive credit for ENG-L 198 and are exempt from the English Composition requirement.
For additional information on academic credit granted on the basis of performance on select standardized tests (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, etc.) see the Web site of the Office of Admissions.