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Test and Transfer Credit

Test Credit Information

CSUSM awards graduation credit to students who have received a passing score on a standardized external examination, such as Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College Level Entrance Program (CLEP), in accordance with CSU Executive Order 1036 (Credit for Prior Learning Policy). Please check the Equivalency Tables below for units awarded and courses equivalencies (if applicable).

  • Advanced Placement (AP)

    Please review the AP Equivalency Table regarding what requirements/credit you have received at CSUSM for your AP exams.

    There is no maximum number of units that a student may earn for AP credit.

    To earn college credit for your AP scores, please send an official AP score report to the CSUSM Office of Admissions:

  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

    Please review the CLEP Equivalency Table regarding what requirements/credit you have received at CSUSM for your CLEP exams.

    The total credit earned through CLEP examinations applied to a baccalaureate degree shall not exceed 30 units.

    To earn college credit for your CLEP scores, please send an official CLEP score report to the CSUSM Office of Admissions:

  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

    Please review the IB Equivalency Table regarding what requirements/credit you have received at CSUSM for your IB exams.

    There is no maximum number of units that a student may earn for IB credit.

    To earn college credit for your IB scores, please send an official IB transcript to the CSUSM Office of Admissions:


Transfer Credit Information

Assist.org is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. It is the official repository of articulation for California‚Äôs public colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about student transfer in California.