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College-Level Examination Program Scores

Cosumnes River College grants credit for College Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations. CLEP scores may be used to meet Cosumnes River College AA/AS general education requirements and California State University (CSU) general education requirements; they do not fulfill graduation competencies, requirements for any major at Cosumnes River College, or enrollment limitations (such as prerequisite requirements) for any course at Cosumnes River College.

A student may receive credit for CLEP exams they have successfully passed once the following requirements are met:

  • Official copies of test scores are on file with Admissions and Records
  • Student has completed twelve (12) units of credit and has a minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA)

Visit College Board's College Level Examination Program website to learn more.

CLEP scores are not accepted for transfer to the University of California. Students should be aware that other colleges and universities have the right to accept, modify, or reject the use of CLEP scores towards their graduation requirements. Check with your counselor to determine whether these test results will be accepted at the transfer institution of your choice.

Cosumnes River College CLEP Credit

This table describes how passing CLEP scores translate into college credit at Cosumnes River College, and which general education areas they satisfy (if any).
CLEP Exam CLEP Score Satisfies CRC GE Area Units Earned at CRC
American Government 50 V(a) 3
American Literature 50 I 3
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 I 3
Biology 50 IV 3
Calculus 50 II(b) 3
Chemistry 50 IV 3
College Algebra 50 II(b) 3
College Algebra – Trigonometry  50 II(b) 3
English Literature 50 I 3
French 59 I 3
German 60 I 3
History, US I 50 V(a) 3
History, US II 50 V(a) 3
Human Growth and Development 50 III(b) 3
Humanities 50 I 3
Introduction to Psychology 50 V(b) 3
Introduction to Sociology 50 V(b) 3
Natural Sciences 50 IV 3
Pre-Calculus 50 II(b) 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 V(b) 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 V(b) 3
Spanish 63 I 3
Spanish With Writing 63 I 3
Trigonometry 50 II(b) 3
Western Civilization I 50 I or V(b) 3
Western Civilization II 50 V(b) 3


Cosumnes River College does not offer credit for the following CLEP exams, and these exams do not satisfy associate degree general education requirements:

  • College Composition
  • College Composition – Modular
  • College Mathematics
  • English Composition (with or without essay)
  • Financial Accounting
  • Freshman College Composition
  • German
  • Information Systems and Computer Applications
  • Introduction to Educational Psychology
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Social Sciences and History


Visit CSU's CLEP webpage to find information on how credit is granted for admission and general education. Please note that each campus in the CSU system individually determines how it will apply external examination credit in the major. For more information about CLEP credit, consult a counselor.