2018-2019 Catalog

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

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 Equivalent GE Units Elective Course Equivalent Elective Units Total Units
American Government 50 D2   3   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 I* 50 N/A   0 FRE 110 & FRE 111 6 6
French Level II* 59 C3 FRE 220 3 FRE 111 6 9
Freshman College Composition 50 N/A   0   0 0
German Level I* 50 N/A   0   6 6
German Level II* 60 C3   3   6 9
History , United States I 50
0 HIS 101 3 3
History , United States II 50
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
Introductory 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 Microeconomics 50 D1  ECO 210 3   0 3
Social Sciences & History 50 N/A   0   0 0
Spanish Level I* 50 N/A   0 SPA 110 & SPA 111 6 6
Spanish Level II* 63 C3 SPA 221 3 SPA 220 6 9
Trigonometry 50 B4   3   0 3
Western Civilization I 50 D2   3   0 3
Western Civilization II 50 D2   3   0 3
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.
* 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.