College Level Examination Program (CLEP) for MiraCosta College and California State University (CSU)

CLEP tests with a minimum score of 50 can be used toward associate degree general education and elective requirements as well as CSU admission and general education certification requirements.

CLEP Exam MiraCosta GE Area/Semester Units MiraCosta Associate Degree Semester Units CSU GE Certification Area/Semester Units CSU Minimum Admission Semester Units
American Government Area D/3 units 3 units Area D8/3 units 3 units
American Literature Area C/3 units 3 units Area C2/3 units 3 units
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature Area C/3 units 3 units Area C2/3 units 3 units
Biology Area B/3 units 3 units Area B2/3 units 3 units
Calculus* Area A2/3 units 3 units Area B4/3 units 3 units
Chemistry Area B/3 units 3 units Area B1/3 units 3 units
College Algebra* Area A2/3 units 3 units Area B4/3 units 3 units
College Algebra-Trigonometry* (no longer offered) Area A2/3 units 3 units Area B4/3 units 3 units
College Mathematics N/A N/A N/A N/A
English Composition no essay (not offered after 7/1/10) N/A N/A N/A N/A
English Composition with essay (not offered after 7/1/10) N/A N/A N/A N/A
English Literature Area C/3 units 3 units Area C2/3 units 3 units
Financial Accounting N/A 3 units N/A 3 units
French Level I (score of 50) + N/A 6 units N/A 6 units
French Level II (score of 59) + Area C/3 units 12 units Area C2/3 units 12 units
Freshman College Composition (not offered after 7/1/10) N/A N/A N/A N/A
German Level I (score of 50) + N/A 6 units N/A 6 units
German Level II (score of 60) + Area C/3 units 12 units Area C2/3 units 12 units
History, U.S. I ++ Area D and AI Requirement/ 3 units 3 units Area D6 and US-1 AI Requirement/ 3 units 3 units
History, U.S. II ++ Area D and AI Requirement/ 3 units 3 units Area D6 and US-1 AI Requirement/ 3 units 3 units
Human Growth and Development N/A 3 units Area E/3 units 3 units
Humanities Area C/3 units 3 units Area C2/3 units 3 units
Information Systems and Computer Applications N/A 3 units N/A 3 units
Introduction to Educational Psychology N/A 3 units N/A 3 units
Introductory Business Law N/A 3 units N/A 3 units
Introductory Psychology Area D/3 units 3 units Area D9/3 units 3 units
Introductory Sociology Area D/3 units 3 units Area D10/3 units 3 units
Natural Sciences Area B/3 units 3 units Area B1 or B2/3 units 3 units
Pre-Calculus* Area A2/3 units 3 units Area B4/3 units 3 units
Principles of Accounting N/A 3 units N/A 3 units
Principles of Macroeconomics Area D/3 units 3 units Area D2/3 units 3 units
Principles of Management N/A 3 units N/A 3 units
Principles of Marketing N/A 3 units N/A 3 units
Principles of Microeconomics Area D/3 units 3 units Area D2/3 units 3 units
Social Sciences and History N/A N/A N/A N/A
Spanish Level I (score of 50) + N/A 6 units N/A 6 units
Spanish Level II (score of 63) + Area C/3 units 12 units Area C2/3 units 12 units
Trigonometry* (no longer offered) Area A2/3 units 3 units Area B4/3 units 3 units
Western Civilization I Area D/3 units 3 units Area C2 or D6/ 3 units 3 units
Western Civilization II Area D/3 units 3 units Area D6/3 units 3 units

MiraCosta CLEP Policies: All CLEP exams may be applied for unit credit toward the satisfaction of a GE category or as elective units toward the MiraCosta College associate degree.

* Satisfies MiraCosta Mathematics Competency requirement.

+ If a student passes more than one CLEP exam in the same language other than English (French, German, and Spanish), only one examination may be applied to the associate degree. For each of these tests, a passing score of 50 earns 6 units of elective credit; higher scores earn more units and placement in Area C of general education.

CSU CLEP Policies: All CLEP exams may be incorporated into certification of CSU GE-breadth requirements. All CSU campuses will accept the minimum units shown if the examination is included in full or subject area certification; individual CSU campuses may choose to accept more units than those specified towards completion of general education breadth requirements. The CSU Minimum Admission Semester Units column reflects the minimum number of units all CSU campuses will accept toward CSU admission. The CSU has grandfathered in this policy to guide CLEP submissions for any year the CLEP exam was taken.

+ If a student passes more than one CLEP exam in the same language other than English (French, German, and Spanish), only one examination may be applied to the bachelor’s degree. For each of these tests, a passing score of 50 earns 6 units of admissions credit; higher scores earn more units and placement in Area C2 of CSU-GE breadth.

++ This examination only partially fulfills the CSU American Institutions graduation requirement but can be used toward the requirement.

UC CLEP Policies: The University of California currently does not accept CLEP examinations.