Georgia Highlands College

DEPARTMENTAL ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS  

 

English:  Students who have satisfied CPC/RHSC requirements and score 580 or better on the SAT-Verbal, 27 or better on the ACT-English, or 90 or better on the COMPASS-English are eligible to take the advanced placement test which consists of any essay on an assigned topic.  The essay, written in a 60 minute time period, is evaluated by two or three Georgia Highlands College English professors; if the essay receives a passing rating, the student will receive 3 hours credit for English 1101.  Contact the Humanities Division at (678) 872-8064 or e-mail csouders@highlands.edu.

Foreign Language:  Students who have completed two or more years of high school French or Spanish, or who have extensive experience in the use of either of these languages, are eligible to take departmentally administered placement tests.  This is the final exam of the course the student wishes to exempt.  Credit will be awarded for any courses exempted.  CLEP, AP exams, etc., which involve written as well as oral testing are also accepted.  Contact the Humanities Division at (678) 872-8064 or e-mail csouders@highlands.edu.

Mathematics: Students who have satisfied RHSC (required high school curriculum) mathematics requirements and

  • are planning to major in a non-STEM related field and score 500 or higher on SAT-Math or score 19 or higher on ACT-Math are eligible to take an in-house MATH 1001, Quantitative Reasoning, advanced placement exam. Credit, a grade of K, for MATH 1001-Quantitative Reasoning, is awarded to students passing the exam
  • score 550 or higher on SAT-Math, score 22 or higher on ACT -Math, or 70 or above on COMPASS-Math (COMPASS-Algebra) are eligible to take an in-house MATH 1111, College Algebra, advanced placement exam. Credit, a grade of K, for MATH 1111-College Algebra, is awarded to students passing the exam
  • a passing score on MATH 1111, College Algebra, advanced placement exam are eligible to take an in-house MATH 1113, Precalculus, advanced placement exam. Credit, a grade of K, for MATH 1113-Precalculus , is awarded to students passing the exam
  • score 620 or higher on SAT-Math or score 25 or higher on ACT-Math may enrolled directly into MATH 1113, Precalculus or are eligible to take an in-house MATH 1113, Precalculus, advanced placement exam. Credit, a grade of K, for MATH 1113 is awarded to students passing the exam, not those enrolling in course

In addition, exemption by examination for MATH 2261-Calculus I may be determined on an individual basis.

Students may not receive credit by examination if they have already received credit for a sequentially higher level mathematics course, and only one exemption attempt is allowed for any mathematics course. Georgia Highlands College does not guarantee transferability of K grades. Credit for mathematics courses is not awarded on the basis of the CLEP General Examination in Mathematics, but rather only for satisfactory scores on CLEP subject examinations linked to specific mathematics course content, such as College Mathematics, College Algebra, Precalculus, or Calculus.



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