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 POLI 103 3 50 3 3 D
American Literature 50 Humanities area 3 50 3 3 C2
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 Humanities area 3 50 3 3 C2
Biology 50 Biology area 3 50 3 3 B2
Calculus 50 MATH 190 4 50 3 3 B4
Chemistry 50 Physical Science 5 50 3 3 B1
College Algebra 50 MATH 170 4 50 3 3 B4
College Algebra-Trigonometry 50 MATH 170 4 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 0 50 0 0 n/a
English Literature 50 Humanities area 3 50 3 3 n/a
Financial Accounting 50 Business area 3 50 3 0 n/a
French Level I 50 Humanities area 3 50 6 0 n/a
French Level II 50 Humanities area 3 59 9 3 C2
Freshman College Composition 50 n/a 0 50 0 0 n/a
German Level I 50 GER 101 5 50 6 0 n/a
German Level II 50 GER 102 5 60 9 3 C2
History, United States I 50 HIST 107 3 50 3 3 D+US-1
History, United States II 50 HIST 108 3 50 3 3 D+US-1
Human Growth and Development 50 Behavioral Science area 3 50 3 3 E
Humanities 50 HUM 101 3 50 3 3 C2
Information Systems and Computer Applications 50 ITIS 130 3 50 3 0 n/a
Intro to Educational Psychology 50 Behavioral Science area 4 50 3 0 n/a
Intro Business Law 50 Business area 3 50 3 0 n/a
Introductory Psychology 50 Behavioral Science area 3 50 3 3 D
Introductory Sociology 50 Behavioral Science area 3 50 3 3 D
Natural Sciences 50 Science area 3 50 3 3 B1 or B2
Pre-Calculus 50 Area A3. Mathematics 3 50 3 3 B4
Principles of Accounting 50 Business area n/a 50 3 0 n/a
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 History/Political Science area 3 50 3 3 D
Principles of Management 50 Business area 3 50 3 0 n/a
Principles of Marketing 50 Business area 3 50 3 0 n/a
Principles of Microeconomics 50 History/Political Science area 3 50 3 3 D
Social Sciences and History 50 n/a n/a 50 0 0 n/a
Spanish Level I 50 SPAN 101 5 50 6 0 n/a
Spanish Level II 50 SPAN 102 5 63 9 3 C2
Trigonometry 50 MATH 151 4 50 3 3 B4
Western Civilization I 50 History area 3 50 3 3 C2 or D
Western Civilization II 50 History area 3 50 3 3 D
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ENGL Composition with essay may fulfill the ENGL COMP requirement here at Citrus but it CANNOT be used to fulfill the ENGL Composition.

  • 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.