Oxnard College faculty have approved passing scores and, when appropriate how CLEP credit will be applied to Oxnard College General Education and/or for course equivalency as provided below:
- A score of 50 or higher (except where noted) is required to grant credit for GE and/or course equivalency for Oxnard College programs.
- An acceptable CLEP score equates to 3 semester units for GE certification purposes.
- Students who have earned credit for a CLEP exam should not take a comparable college course because credit will not be granted for both.
- Units awarded for CLEP exams will not impact a student's GPA.
- Units awarded for CLEP will not be subject to the unit limits for Credit for Prior Learning or Pass/No Pass grading which otherwise apply within the district.
- Units awarded for CLEP exams are not counted towards the 12 semester unit residency requirement for an Associate Degree.
OC-CLEP CLEP Exam Minimum Passing Score Total Units Earned (includes GE) GE Units Earned AA/AS GE Area Course Equivalent American Government 50 3 3 B1 or B2 none American Literature 50 3 3 C2 none Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 50 3 3 C2 none Biology 50 3 3 A1 none Calculus 50 3 3 D2 none Calculus (F09 or prior) 51 3 3 D2 none Chemistry 50 3 3 A2 none Chemistry (F09 or prior) 48 3 0 n/a none College Algebra 50 3 3 D2 none College Algebra - Trigonometry 50 3 3 D2 none College Mathematics 50 3 3 D2 none English Composition 50 0 0 n/a none English Composition - Modular 50 0 0 n/a none English Composition (no essay) 50 0 0 n/a none English Composition (with essay) 50 0 0 n/a none English Literature (prior F11) 50 3 3 C2 none Financial Accounting 50 3 0 n/a none French Level I 50 6 0 n/a none French Level II 59 6 3 C2 none Freshman College Composition 50 0 0 n/a none German Level I 50 6 0 n/a none German Level II 60 6 3 C2 none History, United States I 50 3 3 B1 or B2 none History, United States II 50 3 3 B1 or B2 none Human Growth & Development 50 3 3 B2 none Humanities 50 3 3 C2 none Info. Systems & Computer Applications 50 3 0 n/a none Intro. to Educational Psychology 50 3 3 B2 none Introductory Business Law 50 3 0 n/a none Introductory Psychology 50 3 3 B2 none Introductory Sociology 50 3 3 B2 none Natural Sciences 50 3 3 A1 or A2 none Pre-Calculus 50 3 3 D2 none Principles of Accounting 50 3 0 n/a none Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3 3 B2 none Principles of Management 50 3 0 n/a none Principles of Marketing 50 3 0 n/a none Principles of Microeconomics 50 3 3 B2 none Social Sciences and History 50 0 0 n/a none Spanish Level I 50 6 0 n/a none Spanish Level II 63 6 3 C2 none Spanish with Writing I 50 6 0 n/a none Spanish with Writing II 63 6 3 C2 none Trigonometry (prior F' 06) 50 3 3 D2 none Western Civilization I 50 3 3 B2 or C2 none Western Civilization II 50 3 3 B2 or C2 none
Reference: VCCCD AP 4235 Credit for Prior Learning June 2022
Rules for Using CLEP Credit for Transfer and CSU GE-Breadth
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a credit-by-examination program that measures a student’s level of comprehension of introductory college-level material and consecutively earn college credit.
The California State University (CSU) faculty has determined passing scores and, when appropriate, certification areas (for General Education Breadth and United States History, Constitution, and American Ideals) for CSU-approved standardized external examinations. The list is included below and may also be found online on the Cal State CLEP website. The CSU requires a passing score of at least 50 on the CLEP exam. Each campus in the CSU system determines how it will apply external examinations toward credit in the major. For students not already certified in GE (General Education) and/orAmerican Institutions, the campus also determines how to apply credit from such exams toward the local degree requirement
|CLEP Exam||Passing Score||Minimum Semester Units Earned for CSU Admission||Semester Units toward GE Certification||CSU GE and/or American Institutions Area(s)|
|Analyzing and Interpreting Literature||50||3||3||C2|
|Calculus (F2009 and after)||50||3||3||B4|
|Calculus (prior F2009)||51||3||0||n/a|
|Chemistry (prior F2009)||48||3||0||n/a|
|College Algebra - Trigonometry||50||3||3||B4|
|College Composition - Modular||50||0||0||n/a|
|English Composition (no essay)||50||0||0||n/a|
|English Composition with essay||50||0||0||n/a|
|English Literature (prior F2011)||50||3||3||C2|
|French Level I1||50||6||0||n/a|
|French Level II (F2015 and after)||59||9||3||C2|
|French Level II1 (prior F2015)||59||12||3||C2|
|Freshman College Composition||50||0||0||n/a|
|German Level I1||50||6||0||n/a|
|German Level II (F2015 and after) 1||60||9||3||C2|
|German Level II (prior F2015)||60||12||3||C2|
|History, United States I||50||3||3||D6+US-1|
|History, United States II||50||3||3||D6+US-1|
|Human Growth & Development||50||3||3||E|
|Info. Systems & Computer Applications||50||3||0||n/a|
|Intro. to Educational Psychology||50||3||0||n/a|
|Introductory Business Law||50||3||0||n/a|
|Natural Sciences||50||3||3||B1 or B2|
|Principles of Accounting||50||3||0||n/a|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||50||3||3||D2|
|Principles of Management||50||3||0||n/a|
|Principles of Marketing||50||3||0||n/a|
|Principles of Microeconomics||50||3||3||D2|
|Social Sciences and History||50||0||0||n/a|
|Spanish Level I1||50||6||0||n/a|
|Spanish Level II (F2015 and after) 1||63||9||3||C2|
|Spanish Level II (prior F2015)||63||12||3||C2|
|Spanish with Writing I||50||6||0||n/a|
|Spanish with Writing II (F2015 and after) 1||63||9||3||C2|
|Trigonometry (prior F06)||50||3||3||B4|
|Western Civilization I||50||3||3||C2 or D6|
|Western Civilization II||50||3||3||D6|
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.
CSU Policy for CLEP; CSU Systemwide Credit for External Examinations PolicyStat ID: 13340146 (last revised 4/17/2023).