Category I: Skills

A. Written Communication

ENG 101 or 290 or exempt. ENG 290: Advanced Composition, does not satisfy the GEP except for those placed there via an AP score of three (3). Exemption is possible via:

  1. a score of 4 or higher on either AP English exam (credit awarded);
  2. a score of 4 or higher in a course completed within the International Baccalaureate Program (credit awarded);
  3. an SAT verbal score of 700 or above (no credit awarded);
  4. an ACT verbal score of 31 or above (no credit awarded).
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3-3

B. Language and Culture

  1. Proficiency at the third semester level in one of the following languages: ASL, French, German, Italian, or Spanish. Students must have upon entrance, or achieve at Converse, a competence equal to that achieved by completing three semesters of language at the college level. Degree Completion program students are exempt.
    Exemption is possible via:
    • a score of 4 or higher on the AP exam in a foreign language AND passing required written and oral placement tests (credit awarded); or a score of 4 or higher in a course completed within the International Baccalaureate Program AND passing required written and oral placement tests (credit awarded); or 3 or 4 years of language in high school AND passing required written and oral placement tests administered by Converse (no credit awarded);
    • placement at the intermediate (3rd semester) level is determined by: a score of 3 on the AP exam in a foreign language AND a written placement test administered by Converse (credit awarded); or by the number of years completed in high school and the written placement test (no credit awarded);
    • students are strongly advised against registering for the next level in a foreign language without having earned a grade of C- or higher in the prerequisite course(s).
Sub-Total Credits
9-12

C. Quantitative Reasoning

  1. Mathematics 108 or higher, or exempt. Exemption is possible via:
    • a score of 3 or higher on one of the AP math exams (credit awarded);
    • a score of 4 or higher in a course completed within the International Baccalaureate Program (credit awarded);
    • an exemption exam administered by Converse (no credit awarded).
  2. One course making substantial use of mathematical, logical, or computational reasoning. Designations for such courses are indicated in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6-8

D. Health and Well-Being

  1. One 2-hour or 3-hour wellness course. Designations for such courses are indicated in the Undergraduate Catalog.
  2. One 1-hour or 2-hour activity course from among PE or dance.
    Exemption Policy: Students 24 years of age or older at the time of admission to Converse are excused from the health and well-being requirement. Degree Completion program students are excused from the health and well-being requirement.
    Students may also exempt one physical education activity class based upon fulfilling one of the conditions listed below:
    • verification of participation in a school- sponsored competitive sport for four years with a letter from the coach of the team. Evidence for exemption must be presented no later than the end of the freshman year.
    • verification of participation in an intercollegiate sport, Dance Ensemble, or Tarpon Sharks for one year with a letter from the coach/director in the area.
    • verification of participation and completion with a passing grade of the Army ROTC Physical Training Program conducted at Wofford College.
Sub-Total Credits
3-6
Total credits:
18-26

Overview

Program