Frequently Asked Questions
|AP: Should I take college English if I took AP Language in my junior year?|
|Your decision should be based on what your objectives are. Some of you are interested in obtaining college credit for your English courses and getting a jump start on college while others of you are interested in having AP classes on your high school transcripts. Both paths will improve your reading and writing skills and give you a good foundation for the rest of your college courses.|
If you are interested in college credit, then you should take the college English classes. A passing score on the AP Literature test (3, 4, or 5) will give you credit for ENGL 1101. You will take ENGL 1102 in the fall semester and a sophomore-level English class in the spring semester. After you pass both semesters of college English, you have nine credits in English: the number of English credits required for many majors.
At many colleges, including Georgia Tech and Georgia Perimeter College, passing both AP English tests will get you credit only for ENGL 1101. In other words, if your AP Language test scores are 3, 4, or 5, you will get credit for ENGL 1101. Taking AP Literature and passing the test will not get you any additional college English credit. However, there are exceptions and you should check the AP acceptance policy of the college or university to which you are applying. For example, the University of Georgia awards credit for ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 if you score 5 on either AP test.
More information on Dual Enrollment is available on the web.