Last updated in Fall 2013, the FYWP policies on equivalency and substitution standards for AP, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP are posted below. The most recent revision brought the program's equivalency practices more fully in alignment with the September 2013 Council of Writing Program Administrators Statement on Pre-College Credit.
The program equivalencies and substitutions are as follows:
ACT and SAT-based Waivers
Students with an ACT English sub-score of 29 or higher, or an SAT Verbal sub-score of 640 or higher, are waived from the WRTG121 General Education requirement. For the new SAT (2016), Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores 670 and higher will be waived from WRTG121. Scores at or below 490 will be advised to take WRTG120.
Advanced Placement (AP)
English Language AP - a 3 earns credit for WRTG120
English Language AP - a 4 or higher earns credit for WRTG120 and WRTG121
CLEP credit is not available for WRTG121 (effective 2010). We also cannot consider CLEP exams only partially completed prior to 2010.
College Composition Modular [formerly English Composition/Freshman College Composition CLEP, discontinued in 2010] - a 65 or higher earns credit for WRTG120
College Composition [formerly English Composition with essay CLEP, discontinued in 2010] - a 65 or higher earns credit for WRTG120
EMU does not provide a locally controlled writing exam complementary to the College Composition Modular test; however, we maintain that listing the exam equivalency this way will ensure that students who have completed this exam elsewhere will be awarded comparable, fair credit appropriate for the scores shown.
International Baccalaureate (IB) (proposed/updated)
Language (English) A1 HL - a 4 or higher earns credit for WRTG120
Language (English) A1 SL - a 4 or higher earns credit for WRTG120
At this time, we do not recommend a waiver/equivalency for WRTG121 based on IB scores, consistent with the September 2013 CWPA Position Statement on Pre-College Credit for Writing.
Transfer Credit Equivalency
Direct transfer credit equivalencies are determined by the Office of Registration and Records. A complete list of direct transfer credit equivalencies is available online at http://www.emich.edu/admissions/requirements/transfer_credit.php. Non-direct transfer credit equivalency requests must be submitted for portfolio-based substitution.
For more information about portfolio-based substitution and equivalency for WRTG121, visit http://fywp.emuenglish.org/?page_id=27.