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Saddleback College    
 
    
 
  Jan 16, 2018
 
2017-2018 College Catalog

Credit for Prior Learning



College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Saddleback College accepts CLEP exams as credit for some General Education. CLEP is not accepted as a waiver for the English or math Placement Examination.

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.

CLEP scores can 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 (IGETC) requirements (see CLEP charts below).

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

EXAM SADDLEBACK COLLEGE
AA/AS CREDIT FOR GE
MINIMUM
SEMESTER
TRANSFER CREDITS
EARNED
CSU CERTIFICATION
AREA/SEMESTER UNITS
CLEP American Government 3 units Social and Behavioral Sciences
Area 3B
3 Area D8
3 units
CLEP American Literature 3 units Fine Arts and Humanities
Area 1B
3 Area C2
3 units
CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 3 Units Fine Arts and Humanities
Area 1B
3 Area C2
3 units
CLEP Biology Undergoing Department Review 3 Area B2
3 units
CLEP Calculus 3 units Mathematics
Area 2B
Placement MATH 3B  
3 Area B4
3 units
CLEP Chemistry  Undergoing Department Review 3 Area B1
3 units
CLEP College Algebra 3 units Mathematics
Area 2B
Placement Transfer Level Math
3 Area B4
3 units
CLEP College Algebra - Trigonometry 3 units Mathematics
Area 2B
Placement Transfer Level Math
3 Area B4
3 units
CLEP College Mathematics
 
0 N/A
CLEP English Composition (No Essay)
 
0 N/A
CLEP English Composition with Essay
 
0  N/A
CLEP English Literature 3 Units Fine Arts and Humanities
Area 1B
3 Area C2
3 units
CLEP Financial Accounting
 
3 N/A
CLEP French* Level I 3 units Fine Arts and Humanities
Area 1B
6 N/A
CLEP French* Level II 3 units Fine Arts and Humanities
Area 1B
12^  Area C2
3 units with score of 59
CLEP Freshman College Composition
 
0 N/A
CLEP German* Level I 3 units Fine Arts and Humanities
Area 1B
6  N/A
CLEP German* Level II 3 units Fine Arts and Humanities
Area 1B
12^ Area C2
3 units with score of 60
CLEP History, United States I 3 units Social and Behavioral Sciences
Area 3B
3 D6 + US - 1
3 units
CLEP History, United States II 3 units Social and Behavioral Sciences
Area 3B OR 3 units 3A
3 D6 + US - 1
3 units
CLEP Human Growth and Development 3 units Social and Behavioral Sciences
Area 3A
3 Area E
3 units
CLEP Humanities 3 units Fine Arts and Humanities
Area 1B
3 Area C2
3 units
CLEP Information Systems and Computer Applications

 

3 N/A
CLEP Introduction to Educational Psychology
 
3 N/A
CLEP Introductory Business Law
 
3 N/A
CLEP Introductory to Psychology 3 units Social and Behavioral
Sciences Area 3A
3 Area D9
3 units
CLEP Introductory to Sociology 3 units Social and Behavioral
Sciences Area 3A
3 Area D0
3 units
CLEP Natural Science 3 units Natural Science including Lab 3 Area B1 or B2
3 units
CLEP Pre-Calculus 3 units Mathematics
Area 2B
Placement Math 3A
3 Area B4
3 units
CLEP Principles of Accounting
 
3 N/A
CLEP Principles of Macro Economics 3 units Social and Behavioral Sciences
Area 3A
3 Area D2
3 units
CLEP Principles of Management
 
3 N/A
CLEP Principles of Marketing
 
3 N/A
CLEP Principles of Micro Economics 3 units Social and Behavioral Sciences
Area 3A
3 Area D2
3 units
CLEP Social Sciences and History
 
0 N/A
CLEP Spanish* Level I 3 units Fine Arts and Humanities
Area 1B
6  N/A
CLEP Spanish* Level II 3 units Fine Arts and Humanities
Area 1B
12^ Area C2
3 units with score of 63
CLEP Trigonometry 3 units Mathematics
Area 2B
Placement MATH 2  
3 Area B4
3 units
CLEP Western Civilization I 3 units Fine Arts and Humanities
Area 1B
3 Area C2 or D6
3 units
CLEP Western Civilization II 3 units Fine Arts and Humanities
Area 1B
3 Area D6
3 units


* 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^.