Exempting 101 by Test Score

Under the new General Education Requirements, in effect for students  entering the University of Maryland on or after July 1, 2012, students who have earned a score of  4 or a 5 on the Advanced Placement (AP) Language and Composition Exam may be exempted from Academic Writing (English 101). 

There is no provision for exempting from the course with SAT or ACT scores. 

Students with an IB diploma who scored 5, 6 or 7 on the Level A Language and Literature test AND earned an A or B on the extended essay (written in English) may contact the Academic Writing Office about the possibility of submitting a portfolio for consideration of an exemption to English 101 (see Exempting 101 by Portfolio Review). 

For more information about AP, IB, and CLEP credit at the University of Maryland, you may proceed to the following link.

For other questions about exemptions, call a coordinator in the Academic Writing Office (301-405-3771) or email us at academic-writing@umd.edu.