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Receiving Credit for English Courses
Radford University uses the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exams and the College Board Advanced Placement and Scholastic Aptitude Tests to award credit for courses. To earn credit for CORE 101, a student must score 50 on the CLEP Freshman English Test, 700 on the writing portion of the SAT, or 4 or higher on the Advanced Placement test in English Language/Composition.
Students who take English Language/Composition AP can get credit for CORE 101 with a 4, and 101 and 102 with a score of 5. Students who take English Literature/Composition AP can get credit for CORE 101 with a 4 or 5, and 101 and a 200-level literature with a score of 5. Students cannot earn dual credit for taking both (language and literature) exams.
The score on the appropriate CLEP examination must be at least 50 to receive three semester hours credit for ENGL 201, 202, or 203.