CSU Student Transfer

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Passing Score

Minimum Semester Credits Earned1

Semester Credits Toward GEBreadth Certification

American Institutions and/or GEBreadth Area2

CLEP American Government

50

3

3

D8

CLEP American Literature

50

3

3

C2

CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

3

C2

CLEP Biology

50

3

3

B2

CLEP Calculus

50

3

3

B4

CLEP Chemistry

50

3

3

B1

CLEP College Algebra

50

3

3

B4

CLEP College Algebra - Trigonometry

50

3

3

B4

CLEP College Mathematics

50

0

0

n/a

CLEP English Composition (no essay)

50

0

0

n/a

CLEP English Composition with Essay

50

0

0

n/a

CLEP English Literature

50

3

3

C2

CLEP Financial Accounting

50

3

0

n/a

CLEP French7 Level I

50

6

0

n/a

CLEP French7 Level II

59

12

3

C2

CLEP Freshman College Composition

50

0

0

n/a

CLEP German7 Level I

50

6

0

n/a

CLEP German7 Level II

60

12

3

C2

CLEP History, United States I

50

3

3

D6+US-1

CLEP History, United States II

50

3

3

D6+US-1

CLEP Human Growth and Development

50

3

3

E

CLEP Humanities

50

3

3

C2

CLEP Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

0

n/a

CLEP Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

0

n/a

CLEP Introductory Business Law

50

3

0

n/a

CLEP Introductory Psychology

50

3

3

D9

CLEP Introductory Sociology

50

3

3

D0

CLEP Natural Sciences

50

3

3

B1 or B2

CLEP Pre-Calculus

50

3

3

B4

CLEP Principles of Accounting

50

3

0

n/a

CLEP Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

3

D2

CLEP Principles of Management

50

3

0

n/a

CLEP Principles of Marketing

50

3

0

n/a

CLEP Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

3

D2

CLEP Social Sciences and History

50

0

0

n/a

CLEP Spanish7 Level I

50

6

0

n/a

CLEP Spanish7 Level II

63

12

3

C2

CLEP Trigonometry

50

3

3

B4

CLEP Western Civilization I

50

3

3

C2 or D6

CLEP Western Civilization II

50

3

3

D6

1These units count toward eligibility for admission.  The units may not all apply toward certification of the corresponding GE-Breadth area.  See Executive Orders 1033 and 1036 or Academic Affairs Coded Memo AA-2011-12 for details.

2Areas of GE Breadth (A1 through E) are defined in EO 1033.  Areas of American Institutions (US-1 through US-3) are set forth in Sections IA and IB of EO 405, and at assist.org.

7If a student passes more than one CLEP test in the same language other than English (e.g., two exams in French), then only one examination may be applied to the baccalaureate.  For each test in a language other than English, a passing score of 50 is considered “Level I” and earns six units of baccalaureate credit; the higher score listed for each test is considered “Level II” and earns additional units of credit and placement in Area C2 of GE Breadth, as noted.