College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Exam Table
|CLEP Exam (College-Level Examination Program)||Minimum Score||MSJC Course deemed similar by faculty AA/AS internal use only – not for transfer||MSJC GE Area and units to be awarded||CSU GE Area and/or elective CSU units to be awarded|
|American Government||50||PS-101||B1 or B2 (3 units)||D (3 units)|
|American Literature||50||LIT-207 or LIT-208||C (3 units)||C2 (3 units)|
|Analyzing and Interpreting Literature||50||LIT-106||C (3 units)||C2 (3 units)|
|Biology (no lab credit awarded)||50||BIOL-115 (no lab units awarded)||A (3 units)||B2 (3 units)|
|Calculus||50||MATH-211||G (3 units)||B4 (3 units)|
|Chemistry (no lab credit awarded)||50||N/A||A (3 units)||B1 (3 units)|
|College Algebra||50||MATH-105||G (3 units)||B4 (3 units)|
|College Algebra- Trigonometry||50||N/A||G (3 units)||B4 (3 units)|
|English Literature||50||LIT-230 or LIT-231||C (3 units)||C2 (3 units)|
|French Level I 1||50||FREN-101||6 elective units||6 elective units|
|French Level II1||59||FREN-102||C (3 units)+6 elective units||C2 (3 units)+6 elective units|
|German Level 11||50||N/A||6 elective units||6 elective units|
|German Level II1||60||N/A||C (3 units)+6 elective units||C2 (3 units)+6 elective units|
|History, United States I||50||HIST-111||B1 or B2 (3 units)||D + US 1 (3 units)|
|History, United States II||50||HIST-112||B1 or B2 (3 units)||D + US 1 (3 units)|
|Human Growth and Development||50||PSYC-103||B2 (3 units)||E (3 units)|
|Humanities||50||N/A||C (3 units)||C2 (3 units)|
|Introductory Psychology||50||PSYC-101||B2 (3 units)||D (3 units)|
|Introductory Sociology||50||SOCI-101||B2 (3 units)||D (3 units)|
|Natural Sciences (no lab credit awarded)||50||N/A||A (3 units)||B1 or B2 (3 units)|
|Pre-Calculus||50||MATH-110||G (3 units)||B4 (3 units)|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||50||ECON-201||B2 (3 units)||D2 (3 units)|
|Principles of Microeconomics||50||ECON-202||B2 (3 units)||D2 (3 units)|
|Principles of Management||50||MGT-500||3 elective units||3 elective units|
|Principles of Marketing||50||MGT-520||3 elective units||3 elective units|
|Spanish Level I1||50||SPAN-101||6 elective units||6 elective units|
|Spanish Level II1||63||SPAN-102||C (3 units)+6 elective units||C2 (3 units)+6 elective units|
|Western Civilization I||50||HIST-101||B2 or C (3 units)||C2 or D6 (3 units)|
|Western Civilizations II||50||HIST-102||B2 (3 units)||D6 (3 units)|
Please note: The Academic Senate of the California Community College System approved the alignment of local CCC general education and CLEP exam score equivalency with CSUs. Catalog rights to previous approved units will apply. MSJC enforces the completion of a 12 units of credit minimum for residency and these 12 units of credit must be taken at MSJC and must be on the transcript prior to any other credit being posted. Evaluation of other transcripts can occur without residency at MSJC.
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 C2 of GE Breadth, as noted.
*A maximum of 12 semester units of CLEP may be used to meet MSJC’s AA/AS degrees and certificates.
*Each CSU determines how CLEP exams are accepted. Check transfer institution for correct CLEP information.
*The University of California (UC) does NOT accept CLEP exams.