Students may earn general education or lower-division major credits by taking a CSU-accepted external examination in place of a course. The CSU faculties have determined the passing scores, minimum units of credit earned, and certification area (for General Education Breadth and/or U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals) of standardized external examinations, such as
Advanced Placement (AP),
International Baccalaureate (IB), and
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). Each campus in the California State University system determines how it will apply credits earned by external examinations toward the degree major. Contact a
campus admissions office for more information.
Disclaimer: All information provided here is for academic years 2021-22 and 2022-23. Information is current as of March 2023 and subject to change without prior notice. Please visit the
CSU campus websites or contact a specific campus for up-to-date information.