Academic Catalogs

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The CLEP Chart is based on the most current information available. Although every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, make
sure to use the following link to verify the information: https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/7800250/latest/.

Course credit and units granted at Orange Coast College may differ from course credit and units granted by a transfer institution. 

CLEP Exam OCC Passing Score OCC AA/AS GE Area OCC Units Towards AA/AS GE CSU Passing Score CSU Minimum Units Earned Toward Transfer Units Towards CSU GE Breadth American Institutions and/or GE Breadth Area
American Government 50 D1/D 3 50 3 3 D8
American Literature 50 C1/C2 3 50 3 3 C2
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 50 C1/C2 3 50 3 3 C2
Biology 50 B 3 50 3 3 B2
Calculus 50 A2 3 50 3 3 B4
Chemistry 50 B 3 50 3 3 B1
College Algebra 50 A2 3 50 3 3 B4
College Algebra - Trig 50 A2 3 50 3 3 B4
College Mathematics 50 N/A 0 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 N/A 3 50 3 3 (Fall 2011)**
Financial Accounting 50 N/A 0 50 3 0 N/A
French Level I* 50 N/A 0 50 6 0 N/A
French Level II* 59 C1/C2 3 59 12 3 C2 (Fall 2015)**
French Level II* 59 C1/C2 3 59 9 3 C2
Freshman College Comp 50 N/A 0 50 0 0 N/A
German Level I* 50 N/A 0 50 6 0 N/A
German Level II* 60 C1/C2 3 60 12 3 C2 (Fall 2015)**
German Level II* 60 C1/C2 3 60 9 3 C2
History, US I 50 D1/D 3 50 3 3 D6+US-1
History, US II 50 D1/D 3 50 3 3 D6+US-1
Human Growth and Dev 50 D 3 50 3 3 E
Humanities 50 C1/C2 3 50 3 3 C2
Info Systems & Computer Apps 50 N/A 3 50 3 0 N/A
Intro to Educational Psychology 50 N/A 0 50 3 0 N/A
Intro to Business Law 50 N/A 0 50 3 0 N/A
Intro to Psychology 50 D3/D 3 50 3 3 D9
Intro to Sociology 50 D2/D 3 50 3 3 D0
Natural Sciences 50 B1 3 50 3 3 B1 or B2
Pre-Calculus 50 A2 3 50 3 3 B4
Principles of Accounting 50 N/A 0 50 3 0 N/A
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 D2/D 3 50 3 3 D2
Principles of Management 50 N/A 0 50 3 0 N/A
Principles of Marketing 50 N/A 0 50 3 0 N/A
Principles of Microeconomics 50 D2/D 3 50 3 3 D2
Social Sciences and History 50 N/A 0 50 3 0 N/A
Spanish Level I* 50 N/A 0 50 6 0 N/A
Spanish Level II* 63 C1/C2 3 63 12 3 C2 (Fall 2015)**
Spanish Level II* 63 C1/C2 3 63 9 3 C2
Trigonometry 50 A2 3 50 3 4 B4 (Fall 2006)**
Western Civilization I 50 D2/D 3 50 3 3 C2 or D6
Western Civilization II 50 D2/D 3 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 General Education Breadth, as noted.

**Students seeking certification in GE Breadth prior to transfer must have passed the test before this date.