College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The following CLEP examinations can be used for credit toward the 60 CSU-transferable units required for transfer admission and toward CSU GE Breadth certification as shown in the following chart:

CLEP Subject Score CSU Elective Units Units for CSU GE CSU GE Area
American Government 50 3.0 3.0 D8
American Literature 50 3.0 3.0 C2
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 3.0 3.0 C2
Biology 50 3.0 3.0 B2
Calculus 50 3.0 3.0 B4
Chemistry 50 3.0 3.0 B1
College Algebra 50 3.0 3.0 B4
College Algebra-Trigonometry 50 3.0 3.0 B4
College Composition 50 0.0 0.0 N/A
College Composition-Modular 50 0.0 0.0 N/A
College Mathematics 50 0.0 0.0 N/A
English Composition (no essay) 50 0.0 0.0 N/A
English Composition (w/ essay) 50 0.0 0.0 N/A
Financial Accounting 50 3.0 0.0 N/A
French, Level I1 50 6.0 0.0 N/A
French, Level II1 59 9.0 3.0 C2
Freshman College Composition 50 0.0 0.0 N/A
German, Level I1 50 6.0 0.0 N/A
German, Level II1 60 9.0 3.0 C2
History, United States I 50 3.0 3.0 D6 & US-1
History, United States II 50 3.0 3.0 D6 & US-1
Human Growth & Development 50 3.0 3.0 E
Humanities 50 3.0 3.0 C2
Info Sys & Comp Applications 50 3.0 0.0 N/A
Intro to Educational Psychology 50 3.0 0.0 N/A
Introductory Business Law 50 3.0 0.0 N/A
Introductory Psychology 50 3.0 3.0 D9
Introductory Sociology 50 3.0 3.0 D0
Natural Sciences 50 3.0 3.0 B1 or B2
Pre-Calculus 50 3.0 3.0 B4
Principles of Accounting 50 3.0 0.0 N/A
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3.0 3.0 D2
Principles of Management 50 3.0 0.0 N/A
Principles of Marketing 50 3.0 0.0 N/A
Principles of Microeconomics 50 3.0 3.0 D2
Social Sciences and History 50 0.0 0.0 N/A
Spanish, Level I1 50 6.0 0.0 N/A
Spanish, Level II1 63 9.0 3.0 C2
Western Civilization I 50 3.0 3.0 C2 or D6
Western Civilization II 50 3.0 3.0 D6

Visit the California State University website to find the CSU policy for CLEP. Each campus in the California State University system determines how it will apply external examinations toward credit in the major. Contact the individual campus for more information.