FYE Credit/Equivalencies

FYE Credit/Equivalencies

Most students at USCB earn credit for FYE by taking English 101 and 102 here. Sometimes, though, students wish to transfer credit from another institution or bring credits they've earned in other ways.

To receive credit for FYE at USCB, you must have 1) a course in composition and rhetoric AND 2) a course that includes bothcomposition AND literature. There are several ways you might bring in credit for FYE:

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

(click here for the Admissions page on AP/IB credit)

  • You can get credit for English 101 by scoring a 3 or 4 on either English Language and Composition OR English Literature and Composition. If you score a 3 or 4 on either of these exams, you should enroll in English 102 or 106 (we recommend 106!)
  • You can get credit for English 101 AND 102 by scoring a 3 or 4 on BOTH English Language and Composition AND English Literature and Composition. If you did this well on both exams, you might enjoy taking another English course with us! I recommend you explore an English survey course (200/287, 288/289) or an advanced writing course (English 460: Professional Writing Workshop).
  • If you score a 5 on either English Language and Composition OR English Composition and Literature, you earn credit for BOTH English 101 and 102. Again, you might enjoy exploring more classes in English! Consider an English survey course (200/287, 288/289) or an advanced writing course (English 460: Professional Writing Workshop).

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

  • You can get credit for English 101 if you score a 4 on English A1, and you should enroll in English 102 or 106 (we recommend 106!)
  • If you score a 5, 6, or 7 on English A1, you will earn credit for BOTH English 101 and 102. If you did this well on the IB exam, you might enjoy taking another English course with us! I recommend you explore an English survey course (200/287, 288/289) or an advanced writing course (English 460: Professional Writing Workshop).

Transfer Credit from Another Institution

Contact your advisor. Your transfer credits in English will need to be evaluated. Transfer credits for English 101 and 102 cannot be remedial or "basic" writing courses. To receive credit for English 101, the course will need to include using rhetoric (audience, purpose, context, etc.) to make effective writing choices, using appropriate sources as evidence for claims, and developing a writing process. To receive credit for English 102, the course will need to include both composition and literature, using appropriate sources as evidence for claims, and continuing to develop a writing process.