At UNE, incoming students are placed into the most appropriate writing class in order to maximize their opportunity to achieve success in college.
Advanced Placement and Transfer Credit
Incoming freshmen scoring 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition exam will receive credit for English 110, a Core requirement for all programs. Incoming transfer students who have acceptable credit for English 110 will likewise meet this Core requirement.
Incoming freshmen scoring 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature and Composition exam will not receive credit for English 110. Instead, they will receive credit for English 199, meeting one of their required Exploration courses.
Placement into English 110
Incoming students who do not have either AP English Language and Composition or transfer credit will be placed in an appropriate writing course (College Reading & Writing sequence, Writing Lab with English Composition, or English Composition) based on a review of multiple measures of their achievement, including high school grade point average and high school English grades. Find further information about placement, including placement challenge, on the Student Academic Success Center’s Writing Placement page.