2020-2021 Spring Edition 
    
    Apr 21, 2021  
2020-2021 Spring Edition

Credit for Prior Learning



College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Saddleback College accepts CLEP exams as credit for some General Education requirements.  CLEP scores can also be used for general education certification of the CSU General Education requirements. CLEP cannot be used for general education certification of Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements (see CLEP chart below).

Subject Examination: Each academic division of the college may recognize the Subject Examination if a single examination measures the competency associated with the successful completion of a specific Saddleback College course. Generally, however, specific course credit by examination will be attained through the Credit by Examination—Specific Course Credit Policy.

Any credit awarded does not necessarily transfer to other colleges. Students seeking to use CLEP credit for college transfer purposes will need to consult the transfer institution regarding its policy pertaining to CLEP.

No credit will be given to CLEP in any area in which the student has earned college credit prior to completion of CLEP examinations. Credit is awarded upon completion of one semester in the South Orange County Community College District. Additional information regarding the College Level Examination Program may be obtained in the counseling office.

College Credit for CLEP Exams

2020-2021 College Credit for CLEP Exams was not available at the time of publication.
Once available, it will be viewable in the catalog Spring 2021 addendum at catalog.saddleback.edu.
Please meet with a counselor for the most up-to-date information.

*Credit will be given for CLEP with a score of 50 unless otherwise noted.  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 6 additional units of credit and placement in Area C2 of GE Breadth. The total of 12 units are earned^.

EXAM SADDLEBACK COLLEGE
AA/AS CREDIT FOR GE
MINIMUM
SEMESTER
TRANSFER CREDITS
EARNED
CSU CERTIFICATION
AREA/SEMESTER UNITS
CLEP American Government 3 units Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 Area D
3 units
CLEP American Literature 3 units Arts/Humanities 3 Area C2
3 units
CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 3 Units Arts/Humanities 3 Area C2
3 units
CLEP Biology Undergoing Department Review 3 Area B2
3 units
CLEP Calculus 3 units Mathematics
Placement MATH 3B  
3 Area B4
3 units
CLEP Chemistry  Undergoing Department Review 3 Area B1
3 units
CLEP College Algebra 3 units Mathematics
Placement Transfer Level Math
3 Area B4
3 units
CLEP College Algebra - Trigonometry 3 units Mathematics
Placement Transfer Level Math
3 Area B4
3 units
CLEP College Mathematics
N/A
0 N/A
CLEP English Composition (No Essay)

N/A

0 N/A
CLEP English Composition with Essay N/A 0  N/A
CLEP English Literature 3 Units Arts/Humanities 3 Area C2
3 units
CLEP Financial Accounting

N/A

3 N/A
CLEP French* Level I 3 units Arts/Humanities 6 N/A
CLEP French* Level II 3 units Arts/Humanities 12^  Area C2
3 units with score of 59
CLEP Freshman College Composition N/A 0 N/A
CLEP German* Level I 3 units Arts/Humanities 6  N/A
CLEP German* Level II 3 units Arts/Humanities 12^ Area C2
3 units with score of 60
CLEP History, United States I 3 units Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 D + US - 1
3 units
CLEP History, United States II 3 units Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 D + US - 1
3 units
CLEP Human Growth and Development 3 units Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 Area E
3 units
CLEP Humanities 3 units Arts/Humanities 3 Area C2
3 units
CLEP Information Systems and Computer Applications

N/A

3 N/A
CLEP Introduction to Educational Psychology

N/A

3 N/A
CLEP Introductory Business Law

N/A

3 N/A
CLEP Introductory to Psychology 3 units Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 Area D9
3 units
CLEP Introductory to Sociology 3 units Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 Area D
3 units
CLEP Natural Science 3 units Natural Science including Lab 3 Area B1 or B2
3 units
CLEP Pre-Calculus 3 units Language/Rationality - 1C
Placement Math 3A
3 Area B4
3 units
CLEP Principles of Accounting

N/A

3 N/A
CLEP Principles of Macro Economics 3 units Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 Area D
3 units
CLEP Principles of Management

N/A

3 N/A
CLEP Principles of Marketing

N/A

3 N/A
CLEP Principles of Micro Economics 3 units Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 Area D
3 units
CLEP Social Sciences and History

N/A

0 N/A
CLEP Spanish* Level I 3 units Arts/Humanities 6  N/A
CLEP Spanish* Level II 3 units Arts/Humanities 12^ Area C2
3 units with score of 63
CLEP Trigonometry 3 units Language/Rationality - 1C
Placement MATH 2  
3 Area B4
3 units
CLEP Western Civilization I 3 units Arts/Humanities 3 Area C2 or D
3 units
CLEP Western Civilization II 3 units Arts/Humanities 3 Area D
3 units