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Test Credit

Test Credit (AP, IB, and CLEP)

CSUSB awards GE and general unit credit for many exams offered through Advanced Placement (AP), the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, and the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP).  Several tests also articulate directly to courses offered at CSUSB and can be used in their place to fill degree requirements.  For the IB program, CSUSB only awards credit for the Higher Level (HL) exams.

The CSU system policies on the various external tests can be found on these pages:

 

AP Credit

AP Credit
TEST SCORE GE CREDIT GE UNITS TOTAL UNITS* COURSE ARTICULATION**
Art History 3 C1 (Arts) or C2 (Humanities) 3 6 AH 1103>A and AH 1104>A
  4 or 5 C1 (Arts) or C2 (Humanities) 3 6 AH 1221>A and AH 1222>A
Biology 3, 4 or 5 B2 (Life Science) and B3 (Laboratory Activity) 4 6 BIOL 1000>A and BIOL 1000L>A
Calculus AB 3 B4 (Quantitative Reasoning) 3 3 None
  4 or 5 B4 (Quantitative Reasoning) 3 3 MATH 2210>A
Calculus BC 3 B4 (Quantitative Reasoning) 3 6 MATH 2210>A
  4 or 5 B4 (Quantitative Reasoning) 3 6 MATH 2210>A and MATH 2220>A
Calculus BC / AB Subscore 3 B4 (Quantitative Reasoning) 3 3 None
  4 or 5 B4 (Quantitative Reasoning) 3 3 MATH 2210>A
Chemistry 3 B1 (Physical Science) and B3 (Laboratory Activity) 4 6 CHEM 2050>A and CHEM 2050L>A
  4 or 5 B1 (Physical Science) and B3 (Laboratory Activity) 4 6 CHEM 2100>A and CHEM 2100L>A
Chinese Language and Culture 3, 4, or 5 C2 (Humanities) 3 6 None
Comparative Government and Politics 3, 4, or 5 D (Political Science) 3 3 None
Computer Science A 3, 4, or 5 None 0 3 CSE 1250>A
Computer Science Principles  3, 4, or 5 B4 (Quantitative Reasoning) or A3 (Critical Thinking) 3 6 CSE 1100>A
English Language & Composition 3, 4, or 5 A2 (Written Communication) 3 6 ENG 1070 
English Literature & Composition 3, 4, or 5 A2 (Written Communication) and C2 (Humanities) 6 6 ENG 1070 and ENG 1700>A
Environmental Science 3, 4, or 5 B1 (Physical Science) and B3 (Laboratory Activity) 4 4 None
European History 3, 4, or 5 C2 (Humanities) or D (History) 3 6 None
French Language and Culture 3

C2 (Humanities)

3 6

FREN 1111>A

  4 or 5 C2 (Humanities) 3 6 FREN 1111>A and FREN 1112>A
German Language and Culture 3, 4, or 5 C2 (Humanities) 3 6 None
Human Geography 3, 4, or 5 D (Geography) 3 3 None
Italian Language and Culture 3, 4, or 5 C2 (Humanities) 3 6 None
Japanese Language and Culture 3 C2 (Humanities) 3 6 JAPN 1111>A
  4 C2 (Humanities) 3 6 JAPN 1111>A and JAPN 1112>A
  5 C2 (Humanities) 3 6 JAPN 1111>A and JAPN 1112>A and JAPN 2111>A
Latin 3, 4, or 5 C2 (Humanities) 3 6 None
Macroeconomics 3, 4, or 5 D (Economics) 3 3 ECON 2202
Microeconomics 3, 4, or 5 D (Economics) 3 3 ECON 2201
Music Theory 3 None 0 6 None
  4 or 5 None 0 6 MUS 1100>A and MUS 1110>A
Physics 1 3, 4, or 5 B1 (Physical Science) and B3 (Laboratory Activity) 4 4 PHYS 1000>A and PHYS 1000L>A
Physics 2 3, 4, or 5 B1 (Physical Science) and B3 (Laboratory Activity) 4 4 PHYS 1000>A and PHYS 1000L>A
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 3 B1 (Physical Science) and B3 (Laboratory Activity) 4 4 PHYS 2010>A and PHYS 2010L>A
  4 or 5 B1 (Physical Science) and B3 (Laboratory Activity) 4 4 PHYS 2510>A and PHYS 2510L>A
Physics C: Mechanics 3 B1 (Physical Science) and B3 (Laboratory Activity) 4 4 PHYS 2000>A and PHYS 2000L>A
  4 or 5 B1 (Physical Science) and B3 (Laboratory Activity) 4 4 PHYS 2500>A and PHYS 2500L>A
Psychology 3, 4, or 5 D (Psychology) 3 3 PSYC 1100>A
Spanish Language and Culture 3 C2 (Humanities) 3 6 SPAN 1111>A
  4 or 5 C2 (Humanities) 3 6 SPAN 1111>A, SPAN 1112>A, and SPAN 2111>A
Spanish Literature and Culture 3 C2 (Humanities) 3 6 SPAN 1111>A
  4 C2 (Humanities) 3 6 SPAN 1111>A, SPAN 1112>A, and SPAN 2111>A
  5 C2 (Humanities) 3 6 SPAN 1111>A, SPAN 1112>A, SPAN 2111>A, and SPAN 2112>A
Statistics 3, 4, or 5 B4 (Quantitative Reasoning 3 3 MATH 1201
Studio Art: 2D Design 3, 4, or 5 None 0 3 ART 1120>A
Studio Art: 3D Design 3, 4, or 5 None 0 3 ART 1130>A
Studio Art: Drawing 3, 4, or 5 None 0 3 ART 1160>A
United States Government and Politics 3, 4, or 5 D (Political Science) 3 3 None
United States History 3, 4, or 5 C2 (Humanities) or D (History) 3 6 HIST 2000>A and HIST 2010>A
World History: Modern 3, 4, or 5 C2 (Humanities) or D (History) 3 3 HIST 1440>A

IB Credit

IB Credit
TEST SCORE GE CREDIT GE UNITS TOTAL UNITS* COURSE ARTICULATION**
Biology (HL-Higher Level) 5, 6, or 7 B2 (Life Science)  3 6 BIOL 1000>A and BIOL 1000L>A
Business Management (HL - Higher Level) N/A None 0 0 None
Chemistry (HL-Higher-Level ) 5, 6, or 7 B1 (Physical Science) 3 6 CHEM 2100>A
Computer Science (HL - Higher Level) N/A None 0 0 None
Economics (HL - Higher Level) 5, 6, or 7 D (Economics) 3 6 ECON 2201 and ECON 2202
English A Language & Literature (HL - Higher Level) 4, 5, 6, or 7 C2 (Humanities) 3 6 ENG 1700>A 
Geography (HL - Higher Level) 5, 6, or 7 D (Geography) 3 6 None
Global Politics N/A None 0 0 None
History (HL - Higher Level) 5, 6, or 7 C2 (Humanities) or D (History) 3 6 None
Language B HL (French) 4, 5, 6, or 7 None 0 6 FREN 1112>A and FREN 2111>A
Language B HL (German) 4, 5, 6, or 7 None 0 6 None
Language B HL (Russian B) 4, 5, 6, or 7 None 0 6 None
Language B HL (Spanish B) 4 or 5 None 0 6 SPAN 1112>A and SPAN 2111>A
  6 or 7 None 0 6 SPAN 1112>A, SPAN 2111>A, and SPAN 2112>A
Mathematics (HL - Higher Level) 4, 5, 6, or 7 B4 (Quantitative Reasoning) 3 6 MATH 1401>A
Music (HL - Higher Level) N/A None 0 0 None
Philosophy (HL - Higher Level) N/A None 0 0 None
Physics (HL - Higher Level) 5, 6, or 7 B1 (Physical Science) 3 6 PHYS 1000>A and PHYS 1000L>A
Psychology (HL - Higher Level) 5,6, or 7 D (Psychology) 3 3 PSYC 1100>A
Social and Cultural Anthropology (HL - Higher Level) 4, 5, 6, or 7 D (Social Science) 3 3 ANTH 1002>A
Theatre (HL - Higher Level) 4, 5, 6, or 7 C1 (Arts) 3 6 TA 2660>A
Visual Arts  (HL - Higher Level) N/A None 0 0 None

CLEP Credit

CLEP Credit
TEST MIN. SCORE GE CREDIT GE UNITS TOTAL UNITS* COURSE ARTICULATION**
American Government 50 D (Political Science) 3 3 None
American Literature  50 C2 (Humanities) 3 3 None
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature  50 C2 (Humanities) 3 3 None
Biology  50 B2 (Life Science) 3 3 BIOL 1000 >A
Calculus 50 B4 (Quantitative Reasoning) 3 3 MATH 2210>A
Chemistry 50 B1 (Physical Science) 3 3 CHEM 2050>A
College Algebra 50 B4 (Quantitative Reasoning) 3 3 MATH 1301>A
College Composition  N/A None 0 0 None
College Composition Modular  N/A None 0 0 None
College Mathematics N/A None 0 0 None
English Literature  50 None 0 3 None
Financial Accounting 50 None 0 3 ACCT 2110>A
French Language Level 1 50 None 0 6 None
French Language Level 2 59 C2 (Humanities) 3 9 None
German Language Level 1 50 None 0 6 None
German Language Level 2 60 C2 (Humanities) 3 9 None
History of the United States I 50 D (History) 3 3 None
History of the United States II 50 D (History) 3 3 None
Human Growth and Development 50 E (Life-Long Learning) 3 3 None
Humanities 50 C2 (Humanities) 3 3 None
Information Systems 50 None 0 3 IST 1110>A
Introductory Business Law 50 None 0 3 MGMT 2300>A
Introductory Psychology 50 D (Psychology) 3 3 None
Introductory Sociology 50 D (Sociology and Criminology) 3 3 SOC 1000>A
Pre-Calculus 50 B4 (Quantitative Reasoning) 3 3 MATH 1301>A
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 D (Economics) 3 3 ECON 2202
Principles of Management 50 None 0 3 None
Principles of Marketing 50 None 0 3 None
Principles of Microeconomics 50 D (Economics) 3 3 ECON 2201
Spanish Language Level 1 50 None 0 6 None
Spanish Language Level 2 63 C2 (Humanities) 3 9 None
Spanish with Writing Level 1 50 None 0 6 None
Spanish with Writing Level 2 63 C2 (Humanities) 3 9 None
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 C2 (Humanities) or D (History) 3 3 None
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present 50 D (History) 3 3 None

*TOTAL UNITS: If the total number of units awarded is more than the GE Credit or the Course Articulation credit, the additional units are general elective units.

**COURSE ARTICULATION: The >A designation next to a course means that it is an "acceptable alternative" (rather than a direct equivalent) but will still meet that course requirement.