Academic Catalogs

CLEP

Students may earn credit for CLEP exams with a passing score of 50 or more. Coastline grants unit and Option 1 general education credit for most exams.

Transfer Students: The CSU requires a passing score of at least 50 on the CLEP exam. CSU campuses will grant unit credit toward admission, CSU GE Breadth, and American Institutions requirements. Some CSUs will grant credit toward the major, but this is determined by each individual campus. Check with your counselor for more information.

CLEP Exam Chart

CLEP Exam Coastline Passing Score Coastline AA GE Units (GE Area) Coastline Units Towards AA/AS CSU Passing Score Min. CSU Units Earned Toward Admission Units Towards CSU/GE Breadth American Institutions and/or GE Breadth Area
American Govt. 50 3 (D) 3 50 3 3 D
American Literature 50 3 (C) 3 50 3 3 C2
Analyzing, Interpreting Literature 50 3 (C) 3 50 3 3 C2
Biology 50 3 (B) 3 50 3 3 B2
Calculus 50 6 (B) 6 50 3 3 B4
Chemistry 50 6 (B) 6 50 3 3 B1
College Algebra 50 3 (A3) 3 50 3 3 B4
College Algebra-Trig 50 3 (A3) 3 50 3 3 B4
College Composition 50 N/A 0 50 0 0 N/A
College Composition-Mod 50 N/A 0 50 0 0 N/A
College Mathematics 50 3 (A3) 6 50 0 0 N/A
English Comp (No essay) 50 N/A 0 50 0 0 N/A
English Comp (with essay) 50 N/A 0 50 0 0 N/A
English Literature 50 3 (C) 3 50 3 3 C2 (F'11)2
Financial Accounting 50 N/A 3 50 3 0 N/A
French Level I1 50 6 (C) 6 50 6 0 N/A
French Level II1 59 9 (C) 12 59 12 3 C2 (F'15)2
French Level II1 59 9 (C) 9 59 9 3 C2
Freshman College Comp 50 N/A 0 50 0 0 N/A
German Level I1 50 6 (C) 6 50 6 0 C2
German Level II1 50 9 (C) 12 60 12 3 C2 (F'15)2
German Level II1 50 9 (C) 9 60 9 3 C2
History, US I 50 3 (D) 3 50 3 3 D+US+I
History, US II 50 3 (D) 3 50 3 3 D+US+I
Human Growth and Dev 50 3 (D or E) 3 50 3 3 E
Humanities 50 3 (C) 3 50 3 3 C2
Info Sys & Comp. Apps 50 N/A 3 50 3 0 N/A
Intro Edu Psychology 50 N/A 3 50 3 0 N/A
Intro Bus. Law 50 N/A 3 50 3 0 N/A
Intro Psychology 50 3 (D) 3 50 3 3 D
Intro Sociology 50 3 (D) 3 50 3 3 D
Natural Sciences 50 6 (B) 6 50 3 3 B1/B2
Pre-Calculus 50 A3 3 50 3 3 B4
Prin of Accounting 50 N/A 3 50 3 0 N/A
Prin of Macroeconomics 50 3 (D) 3 50 3 3 D
Prin of Management 50 N/A 0 50 3 0 N/A
Prin of Marketing 50 N/A 0 50 3 0 N/A
Prin of Microeconomics 50 3 (D) 3 50 3 3 D
Social Science & History 50 N/A 0 50 0 0 N/A
Spanish Level I1 50 6 C) 0 50 6 0 N/A
Spanish Levlel II1 50 9 (C) 12 63 12 3 C2 (F'15)2
Spanish Level II1 50 9 (C) 9 63 9 3 C2
Spanish with Writing I1 50 6 (C) 0 50 6 0 N/A
Spanish with Writing II1 50 9 (C) 9 63 9 3 C2
Trigonometry 50 3 (A3) 3 50 3 3 B4 (F'06)2
Western Civilization I 50 3 (D) 3 50 3 3 C2/D
Western Civilization II 50 3 (D) 3 50 3 3 D