AP English Credits Transfer?

<p>Well, I'm thinking about taking the AP Language and Comp. exam. The thing is, I'm planning on not taking an english class beyond the requirements for LSA. I am going into the pre-med program also.</p>

<p>Is there a point taking this test? And I heard that they only give credits for one AP english class.</p>

<p>is that true? b/c I got a 4 on lang last year and am taking lit this year is there a reason to try?</p>

<p>I’ve been hearing different things form different people so i can’t be much help :/</p>

<p>You get 3 credits of english departmental credit if you get a 5 on the Lang & Comp exam I believe. However, I’m in the college of engineering so it might be different for LSA.</p>

<p>^I believe you are correct.
But nada for a 4.
But I’m not sure that even if the AP does transfer for departmental credit that it can be used to fulfill the first and second year writing requirements.</p>

<p>lsa will take a 4 according to the website</p>

<p>The University of Michigan award 3 departmental credits for a 4 or a 5 on any AP English exam. These departmental courses DO NOT count as first year writing courses. If you are premed student, you will have to take this first year writing course and an additional semester beyond that. LSA will award the credits. Engineering students do not have to take any English courses whatsoever.</p>

<p>Yeah, departmental credits are pretty useless for requirements - ENGCMPTC 101X doesn’t even attempt to look like a real class on your transcript.</p>

<p>The plus side is that you’d have some credits towards your elective pool, so in theory they would help you graduate early and/or reduce your workload per semester.</p>

<p>rockbiter is correct. A 4 or a 5 on the AP English Language and Comp exam will get you ENGCMPTC 101X - 3 departmental credit. However, you must still take a first-year writing class and an upper-level writing class in order to graduate from LSA. AP credits do not satisfy those requirements.</p>

<p>Pro-tip for people who really like planning ahead: a class that meets the Upper Level Writing Requirement does not necessarily count as your second English class.</p>

<p>Oh. Thanks guys!</p>

<p>Still debating whether or not it is worth the time to study for the exam since i’m al ready taking 5 other exams as it is.</p>

<p>I still got a day or two to decide :/</p>

<p>you don’t need to study much except for easily memorizable stuff like logical fallacies and stuff</p>