CLEP Examinations

The student must be currently enrolled to receive credit through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). The District will grant up to six (6) units of area, subject, or elective credit for a score of 50 or above in a General Examination of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Entrance Examination Board.

Students must turn in the official CLEP exam results to the Admissions Office and fill out a petition form to receive credit.

CLEP Exam Citrus Passing Score Citrus Comparable Course or Area Units CSU Passing Score Minimum Semester Credits Earned Semester Credits Towards GE Breadth American Institutions and/or GE Breadth Area
American Government 50 D1. History and Political Science 3 50 3 3 D
American Literature 50 C2. Humanities 3 50 3 3 C2
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 C2. Humanities 3 50 3 3 C2
Biology 50 B1. Life Science 3 50 3 3 B2
Calculus 51 A3. Mathematics 3 50 3 0 B4
Chemistry 50 B2. Physical Sciences 3 50 3
College Algebra 50 A3. Mathematics 3 50 3 3 B4
College Algebra-Trigonometry 50 A3. Mathematics 3 50 3 3 B4
College Mathematics 50 n/a 0 50 0 0 n/a
College Composition 50 n/a 0 50 0 0 n/a
College Composition-Modular 50 n/a 0 50 0 0 n/a
English Composition (no essay) 50 n/a 0 50 0 0 n/a
English Composition with Essay1 50 Area A1. Composition 4 50 0 0 n/a
English Literature 50 C2. Humanities area 3 50 3
Financial Accounting 50 3 50 3 0 n/a
French Level I 50 C2. Humanities area 3 59 6 0 n/a
French Level II 59 C2. Humanities area 9 59 9 3 C2
Freshman College Composition 50 n/a 0 50 0 0 n/a
German Level I 50 C2. Humanities area 3 50 6 0 n/a
German Level II 60 C2. Humanities area 9 60 9 3 C2
History, United States I 50 D1. History & Political Science 3 50 3 3 D+US-1
History, United States II 50 D1. History & Political Science 3 50 3 3 D+US-1
Human Growth and Development 50 D2. Behavioral Science 3 50 3 3 E
Humanities 50 C2. Humanities 3 50 3 3 C2
Information Systems and Computer Applications 50 3 50 3 0 n/a
Intro to Educational Psychology 50 D2. Behavioral Science 3 50 3 0 n/a
Intro Business Law 50 3 50 3 0 n/a
Introductory Psychology 50 D2. Behavioral Science 3 50 3 3 D
Introductory Sociology 50 D2. Behavioral Science area 3 50 3 3 D
Natural Sciences 50 B1. Life Science or B2. Physical Science 3 50 3 3 B1 or B2
Pre-Calculus 50 A3. Mathematics 3 50 3 3 B4
Principles of Accounting 50 3 50 3 0 n/a
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 D1. History & Political Science 3 50 3 3 D
Principles of Management 50 3 50 3 0 n/a
Principles of Marketing 50 3 50 3 0 n/a
Principles of Microeconomics 50 D1. History & Political Science 3 50 3 3 D
Social Sciences and History 50 n/a n/a 50 0 0 n/a
Spanish Level I 50 C2. Humanities 5 50 6 0 n/a
Spanish Level II 63 C2. Humanities 5 63 9 3 C2
Trigonometry 50 A3. Mathematics 3 50 3
Western Civilization I 50 C2. Humanities or D1. History 3 50 3 3 C2 or D
Western Civilization II 50 D1. History & Political Science 3 50 3 3 D
  • CLEP exams CANNOT be used to meet requirements for the IGETC.
  • UC DOES NOT accept CLEP exams.
  • If 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 nine quarter 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.
  • If a student passes more than one AP exam in calculus or computer science, only one examination may be applied to the baccalaureate.