CLEP

CLEP

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a computer-based credit by examination program. 34 exams are offered covering the areas of business, composition & literature, foreign language, history & social sciences, science & mathematics.

Earning a passing score on a CLEP exams can help student earn credit towards general education requirements and/or the completion of an undergraduate degree.

CLEP at CSUDH

DH students should always meet with an academic advisor before registering for the CLEP to ensure that the exam of choice will earn the appropriate credit.

  1. Register for theCLEP exam of choice: https://clep.collegeboard.org/
    1. CLEP Fee is $89 per exam.
    2. Print out the voucher. The exam voucher will serve as the exam admission ticket.
  2. Contact the Testing Center at (310) 243-3909/testing@csudh.edu to schedule the exam appointment. Students must register for the CLEP prior to scheduling their appointment.
    1. The CLEP exam is a computer-based examination.
    2. Estimated exam time is 90 minutes.
    3. Appointments should be made 1-2 business days in advanced.
    4. A $35 proctor fee, payable by check or money order will be due on the day of the exam.
  3. Registered students must have the following items on test day:
    1. A valid photo ID:
      1. Government-issued driver's license or non-driver ID card.
      2. Official school-produced student ID card from the school you currently attend.
      3. Government-issued passport.
      4. Government-issued military or national identification card.
    1. A printout of your voucher from CLEP.
      1. The exam cannot be activated without the voucher.
    2. Administrative Fee: $35 will be due at the completion of the exam. This fee is separate from the registration fee. Students can pay by card, check, or money order. 

The University presently is operating under the following CLEP credit policy. The minimum standards are as follows:

GENERAL EXAMINATIONS

Student must achieve a minimum passing standard score of 50.

Credit granted for general examinations in humanities and natural science may be used to fulfill General Education requirements as applicable; if not applicable to General Education, elective credit will be granted.

SUBJECT EXAMINATIONS

Student must achieve a minimum passing standard score as determined by the University for each examination.

Credit will be given only for those examinations determined to be equivalent to CSU Dominguez Hills courses and may be used to fulfill General Education, major, minor or elective requirements.

A student shall not receive credit through CLEP for taking a test in a subject more elementary than those already passed.

CLEP Examination

CLEP Score

CSUDH GE Area Met

CSUDH GE Course

GE Units

Elective Course Equivalent

Elective Units

Total Units

American Government

50

D2

0

0

3

American Literature

50

C3

ENG 230

3

0

3

Analyzing & Interpreting Literature

50

C3

ENG 230

3

0

3

Biology

50

B2

BIO 102

3

0

3

Calculus

50

B4

3

0

3

Chemistry

50

B1

CHE 102

3

0

3

College Algebra

50

B4

3

0

3

College Algebra- Trigonometry

50

B4

3

0

3

College Composition

50

N/A

0

0

0

College Composition- Modular

50

N/A

0

0

0

College Mathematics

50

N/A

0

0

0

English Composition (no essay)

50

N/A

0

0

0

English Composition (with essay)

50

N/A

0

0

0

English Literature

50

C3

ENG 230

3

0

3

Financial Accounting

50

N/A

0

3

3

French Level I1

50

N/A

0

FRE 110 & FRE 111

6

6

French Level II1

59

C3

FRE 220

3

FRE 111

6

9

Freshman College Composition

50

N/A

0

0

0

German Level I1

50

N/A

0

6

6

German Level II1

60

C3

3

6

9

History, United States I

50

N/A

0

HIS 101

3

3

History, United States II

50

N/A

0

HIS 101

3

3

Human Growth & Development

50

E

3

0

3

Humanities

50

C3

HUM 200

3

0

3

Info Systems & Computer Applications

50

N/A

0

CIS 270

3

3

Intro to Educational Psychology

50

N/A

0

3

3

Introdutory Business Law

50

N/A

0

LAW 240

3

3

Introductory Psychology

50

D1

PSY 101

3

0

3

Introductory Sociology

50

D1

3

0

3

Natural Sciences

50

B1

3

0

3

Pre-calculus

50

B4

MAT 153

3

0

3

Principles of Accounting

50

N/A

0

3

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

D1

ECO 211

3

0

3

Principles of Management

50

N/A

0

MGT 310

3

3

Principles of Marketing

50

N/A

0

MKT 350

3

3

Principles of Microconomics

50

D1

ECO 210

3

0

3

Social Sciences & History

50

N/A

0

0

0

Spanish Level I1

50

N/A

0

0

0

Spanish Level II1

63

C3

SPA 221

3

SPA 220

6

9

Western Civilization I

50

C3 or D2

3

0

3

Western Civilization II

50

D2

3

0

3

1 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 six 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 C3 of GE Breadth, as noted.

CLEP EXAMINATION

A student shall not receive credit if an examination duplicates course work previously noted on a transcript.

Credit awarded through CLEP will not count as residence credit. A student may earn up to 30 semester units through CLEP. Unless otherwise indicated, three semester units of credit will be granted for each examination.