College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Examination

CLEP Examination Score Credit CSUN Equivalent General Education Application
American Government 50 3 units Consult Political Science Chair 2 units Title 5 U.S. Constitution requirement (Take
POLS 490CA to satisfy California Govt req.)
American Literature
Analyzing and Interpreting
50 3 units No Equivalency 3 units in Arts and Humanities
Literature 50 3 units No Equivalency 3 units in Arts and Humanities
Biology 50 3 units BIOL 101 3 units in Natural Sciences (does not meet Lab req.)
Calculus 50 3 units No Equivalency 3 units in Basic Skills, Mathematics. Allows for
exemption from Entry-Level Math (ELM) test.
Chemistry 50 3 units CHEM 100 3 units in Natural Sciences (does not meet Lab req.)
College Algebra 50 3 units No Equivalency 3 units in Basic Skills, Mathematics. Allows for
exemption from Entry-Level Math (ELM) test
College Algebra/
Trigonometry
50 3 units No Equivalency 3 units in Basic Skills, Mathematics. Allows for
exemption from Entry-Level Math (ELM) test
English Literature 50 3 units No Equivalency 3 units in Arts and Humanities
Financial Accounting 50 3 units No Equivalency No GE Application
French Level I * 50 6 units FREN 101 4 units in Comparative Cultural Studies
French Level II * 50 12 units FREN 102 4 units in Comparative Cultural Studies
German Level I * 50 6 units GERM 101 4 units in Comparative Cultural Studies
German Level II * 50 12 units GERM 102 4 units in Comparative Cultural Studies
History, United States I 50 3 units No Equivalency 3 units in Social Sciences or Title 5, U.S. History
History, United States II 50 3 units No Equivalency 3 units in Social Sciences or Title 5, U.S. History
Human Growth and
Development
50 3 units PSY 200 3 units in Social Sciences
Humanities 50 3 units HUM 101 3 units in Arts and Humanities
Information Systems
Computer Appls
50 3 units No Equivalency 3 units in Lifelong Learning
Introduction to
Educational Psychology
50 3 units No Equivalency No GE Application
Introductory Business Law 50 3 units BLAW 108 3 units in Lifelong Learning
Introductory Psychology 50 3 units PSY 150 3 units in Social Sciences
Introductory Sociology 50 3 units No Equivalency 3 units in Social Sciences
Natural Sciences 50 3 units No Equivalency 3 units in Natural Sciences (does
not meet Lab req.)
Pre-Calculus 50 3 units No Equivalency 3 units in Basic Skills. Allows for exemption
from Entry-Level Math (ELM) test
Principles of Accounting 50 3 units No Equivalency No GE Application
Principles of
Macroeconomics
50 3 units ECON 161 3 units in Social Sciences (not ECON majors)
Principles of Management 50 3 units No Equivalency No GE Application
Principles of Marketing 50 3 units No Equivalency No GE Application
Principles of
Microeconomics
50 3 units ECON 160 3 units in Social Sciences (Not ECON majors)
Spanish Level I * 50 6 units SPAN 101 4 units in Comparative Cultural Studies
Spanish Level II * 50 12 units SPAN 102 4 units in Comparative Cultural Studies
Trigonometry 50 3 units No Equivalency 3 units in Basic Skills, Mathematics
Allows for exemption from Entry-Level Math (ELM) test
Western Civilization I 50 3 units No Equivalency 3 units in Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences
Western Civilization II 50 3 units No Equivalency 3 units in Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* If a student passes more than one CLEP test in the same language other than English (e.g., 2 exams in French), then only 1 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 6 units of Baccalaureate credit. The higher score listed for each test is considered “Level II” and earns additional units of credit.