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English Composition

Testing out of English Composition

Students wishing to test out of an English Composition course into which they have been placed have different options, depending on the course.

  • Those who have been placed in College Writing (English Composition 100) and who wish to test out of this class should arrange to take the appropriate College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam. Students earning a score of 50 or higher on the College Composition CLEP exam will receive credit for English Composition 100. The test contains both multiple-choice questions and an essay portion. For more information about CLEP tests, use the following link: http://www.uwgb.edu/oira/cfpl/clep/
  • Those who have been placed in either Fundamentals of Writing (English Composition 093) or Expository Writing (English Composition 105) and who wish to test out should contact Brian Sutton, Director of English Composition, at suttonb@uwgb.edu or at 465-2027. You will be asked to produce several papers you have written for classes and to write a one-hour impromptu essay on a topic which will be given to you at the time that you write the essay.

College-bound high school students may also place out of UW-Green Bay English Composition classes through Advanced Placement (AP) tests:

  • Students who earn at least a 3 on the AP English: Language and Composition test receive credit for College Writing (English Composition 100). Those who earn a 4 or a 5 on this test receive credit for Expository Writing (English Composition 105) as well as College Writing.
  • Students who earn a 4 or a 5 on the AP English: Literature and Composition test receive credit for College Writing (English Composition 100) and for Introduction to Literature (English 104). Those who earn a 3 on this test receive credit for Introduction to Literature only. For more information about AP tests, use the following link: http://www.uwgb.edu/oira/cfpl/ap/