Foundations Proficiencies, Placement and Other Requirements
Traditional Undergraduate Foundations Requirements
College Writing, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Physical Activity
Completion of the courses in Foundations is required for the degree (associate or bachelor).
Students with waivers of any Foundations requirement must still meet the minimum credits required for graduation (60 for Associate’s, and 124 for Bachelor’s degree).
Traditional undergraduate students who transfer to the APS program for a degree will be required to complete any different or additional courses for Foundations required in that program.
* College Writing Proficiency and Requirement
- All undergraduates must satisfy Foundations Writing requirement of College Writing I and College Writing II.
- Prior to being admitted to College Writing II, students must demonstrate the basic proficiency by completing ENG 100 College Writing I or equivalent (an earned grade C or above in first semester Writing I at a regionally accredited university) or present ACT/SAT test scores to determine ENG 100 proficiency.
ACT/SAT test scores used to determine College Writing proficiency:
Students will be placed in ENG 100 with English Test Score of ACT 19 or lower, pre-2016 SAT 500 or lower, or 2016 SAT reading 27 or lower.
Students placed in ENG 100 must complete ENG 100 before enrolling in ENG 110.
Students placed in ENG 100 will be enrolled concurrently in ENG 100L for the Writing Center.
Students meeting proficiency by ACT/SAT English test scores are placed directly in ENG 110 or ENG 151.
ENG 110 placement for students with English Test Score of ACT 20-25, or pre-2016 SAT 510-650, or 2016 SAT reading 28-34.
ENG 151 placement for students with English Test Score of ACT 26 or above, or pre-2016 SAT 660 or above, or 2016 SAT reading 35 or above.
** Mathematics Proficiency and Requirement
- All students are required to satisfy Foundations Math by completing MAT 119 , MAT 120 or above, or CSC 121 .
- Prior to being admitted to the math/computer classes at Asbury University, students must demonstrate basic math proficiency:
- Earning a grade C or above in College Algebra or Pre-Calculus at a regionally accredited university
- By presenting a Math test score of ACT 22, pre-2016 SAT 510, or new 2016 SAT 540.
- Completing MAT 118 when Math Test Score of ACT 21 or lower, pre-2016 SAT 500 or lower, or 2016 SAT 530 or lower.
- Students who successfully complete MAT 118 will continue the next semester in MAT 119 . Successful completion of MAT 119 satisfies Foundations Math requirement.
- Students meeting basic math proficiency by test scores or by transfer courses will take a MAT 120 or a higher math or CSC 121 to satisfy their Foundations Math requirement.
- Specific math courses above 120 required in a student’s chosen major or minor will satisfy Foundations Math requirement. (Basic math proficiency must be met before registering for math courses in the majors or minors)
*** Foreign Language Proficiency and Requirement
[Note: Students are advised to take a foreign language in high school. New students are expected to take the college administered language placement test during Welcome Week. Students completing two years of a high school foreign language with a grade of ‘C’ generally place into 102. Students completing three years of a high school foreign language with a grade of ‘C’ generally place into 201.]
- All students pursuing the A.A. or B.A. degree must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language to the 201 level.
- A student meets the foreign language requirement in one of the following ways:
- By completing a 101, 102, 201 sequence of language study at Asbury University.
- By transferring a 201 level foreign language course from a regionally accredited university.
- By Examination Program scores such as AP or CLEP scores equivalent to the 201 level. Scores from IB (5, 6, or 7) and AICE (A-E) may be considered for the requirement only with verification by student taking Asbury language placement test. Credit from examination programs applies only to the foreign languages offered at Asbury University.
- Taking the Department placement test and achieving a placement at the fourth-semester level ( 202 or above). Placement tests: All students who have had the equivalent of at least one year of a foreign language on the high school level, and who wish to continue with that same language, are required to take a placement examination. Those who achieve placement to the 102 or 201 level are expected to continue their study at the level assigned until the requirement is met. By-passing any course in the sequence will not be permitted without special petition.
- Under certain special circumstances, the foreign language requirement for the B.A. degree may be waived:
- Students with an unusual background in a foreign language may petition for a language requirement waiver, especially if such competency is in a language other than those taught at Asbury. Approval for the waiver will depend upon evaluation or examination by the Ancient & Modern Languages Department.
- International students whose native language is not English may waive the foreign language requirement with approval of the Language Department Chair and successful completion of Foundations requirements in English and Communication.
- American Sign Language may not be used for the foreign language requirement.
^ Physical Education Activity Course Policies
PED 100 and 1.0 credit of physical activity (PE or KHP) are required for graduation in all traditional undergraduate degrees.
- The PE activity course should be completed by the end of the sophomore year.
- No more than one (1) semester hour of PE credit may be taken in any one semester.
- PED 100 is a pre-requisite for all PE activity courses except for PE 108 Varsity Sports. Athletes are still required to complete PED 100.
- Letter grades received in the physical education activity classes will be included in determining GPA.
- No more than 4.0 credits of physical education activity courses (PE prefix or KHP) may apply toward graduation.
- Varsity athletics (PE 108 ) and Cheerleading (PE 110 ) are not registered credit towards full time status but are added as institutional credit at end of term with completion of season verification from the coach. No more than two credits may be earned from varsity athletics, and no more than three from Cheerleading, with no more than 4 total credits from all PE sources. See PE 108 course description for each sport’s season term designation.