Credit Through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

California State University San Marcos awards graduation credit to students who have received a passing score on a CLEP examination as described below.

The following table indicates how much credit can be earned through CLEP examinations taken July 1, 2010 or later (Word Document Format). Note, however, that the total credit earned through CLEP examinations and all other external examinations (excluding Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate) that may be applied to a baccalaureate shall not exceed 30 units.

Examination Passing Score Credit Granted Other University Requirements Satisfied
BUSINESS
Accounting, Principles of 50 6  
Business Law, Introductory 50 3  
Information Systems and Computer Applications 50 3  
Marketing, Principles of 50 3  
Management, Principles of 50 3  
COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE
American Literature 50 6  
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 6  
Composition, Freshman College 50 6  
English Composition with or without Essay 50 6  
English Literature 50 6  
Humanities 50 6  
MODERN LANGUAGES
French 50 6 LOTER (Language other Than English Requirement) is satisfied with a score of 58 or higher
62 12
German 50 6 LOTER (Language other Than English Requirement) is satisfied with a score of 59 or higher
63 12
Spanish 50 6 LOTER (Language other Than English Requirement) is satisfied with a score of 62 or higher
66 12
SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HISTORY
American Government 50 3  
Educational Psychology, Introduction to 50 3  
History of the United States I 50 3  
History of the United States II 50 3  
Human Growth and Development 50 3  
Macroeconomics, Principles of 50 3  
Microeconomics, Principles of 50 3  
Psychology, Introductory 50 3  
Social Sciences and History 50 6  
Sociology, Introductory 50 3  
Western Civilization I 50 3  
Western Civilization II 50 3  
SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
Algebra, College 50 3  
Algebra – Trigonometry, College 50 3  
Biology 50 6  
Calculus 51 3  
Chemistry 48 3  
50 6  
Mathematics, College 50 6  
Natural Sciences 50 6  
Precalculus 50 3  
Trigonometry 50 6