Advanced Placement Policy

Advanced Placement (AP) scores must be reported to the University of West Georgia directly from the College Board. The UWG college code is 5900. More information can be found by visiting the College Board’s website at Please refer below to determine course equivalency, credit earned and exemption information. Questions concerning the policy should be directed to the Registrar’s Office by emailing or calling (678) 839-6438.

English Literature & Composition: Score 3-4
UWG Course Equivalent: ENGL 1101 (3 hrs)
English Literature & Composition: Score 5
UWG Course Equivalent: ENGL 1101 & 1102 (6 hrs)
English Language & Composition: Score 3-4
UWG Course Equivalent: ENGL 1101 (3 hrs)
English Language & Composition: Score 5
UWG Course Equivalent: ENGL 1101 & 1102 (6 hrs)

English Exemption Exam

To qualify for the exam you must have the following:
A high school (overall) GPA of 3.0 or higher AND SAT verbal (critical reading) score of at least 570
- OR-
A high school (overall) GPA of 3.0 or higher AND an ACT English score of at least 25

If you qualify and wish to take the exam, email Jonette Larrew at for permission to register for the next exam.

What You Should Know About The Exam

1. The purpose of the English Exemption Exam is to determine where you should be placed in our first-year writing sequence. Based on the results of the exam, you will be placed in either ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1102. When evaluating your exam, we will look carefully at the following elements:

  • Structure: your essay should have a thesis, clear organization, and strong paragraph development.
  • Content: your essay should provide evidence of strong critical thinking skills, evidence of logical analysis, and strong supporting evidence for your conclusions.
  • Grammatical Accuracy: your essay should demonstrate that you have a command of the basic grammatical and stylistic components necessary for college-level writing.

2. This is an essay exam. You will have exactly 60 minutes to write the essay. You will write your essay on one of the three topics provided to you by the proctor.

3. We will contact you with the results of your exam. We will send the results of your exam to the following offices: 1) Orientation Office; 2) Admissions; 3) Registrar; 4) The Honors College; 5) The College of Arts and Humanities. We will also have the results on file in our department (TLC 2-255).

4. If you exempt 1101 and are placed into 1102, you will need to come by the English department to pick up a Credit by Examination form so you can receive core credit for ENGL 1101.