Credit for College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

A maximum of 30 semester units of credit is given for CLEP (College Level Examination Program) with scores at the 50th percentile or higher. Credit is not awarded for English composition. Official CLEP examination results must be submitted to the Admissions & Records Office. CLEP exams are offered through COD's Partnership and Community Education Division (PaCE) Office, (760) 776-7420. CLEP credit will not be used to meet IGETC General Education Requirements for Certification. CLEP may be used to meet CSU General Education requirements for certification. Below is the list of exams for which College of the Desert awards credit.

Credit for College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Passing Score Minimum Semester Credits Earned1 Semester Credits Toward GE Breadth American Institutions and/or GE Breadth Area2
American Government 50 3 3 D8
American Literature 50 3 3 C2
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 50 3 3 C2
Biology 50 3 3 B2
Calculus 50 3 3 B4
Chemistry 50 3 3 B1
College Algebra 50 3 3 B4
College Algebra - Trigonometry 50 3 3 B4
College Composition 50 0 0 n/a
College Composition - Modular 50 0 0 n/a
Financial Accounting 50 3 0 n/a
French Level I 7 59 9 3 C2
French Level II 7 59 9 3 C2
German Level I7 50 6 0 n/a
German Level II 7 60 9 3 C2
History, United States I 50 3 3 D6+US-1
History, United States II 50 3 3 D6+US-1
Human Growth & Development 50 3 3 E
Humanities 50 3 3 C2
Information Systems & Computer Applications 50 3 0 n/a
Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 3 0 n/a
Introductory Business Law 50 3 0 n/a
Introductory Psychology 50 3 3 D9
Introductory Sociology 50 3 3 D0
Natural Sciences 50 3 3 B1 or B2
Pre-Calculus 50 3 3 B4
Principles of Accounting 50 3 0 n/a
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3 3 D2
Principles of Management 50 3 0 n/a
Principles of Marketing 50 3 0 n/a
Principles of Microeconomics 50 3 3 D2
Spanish Level I7 50 6 0 n/a
Spanish Level II 7 63 9 3 C2
Western Civilization I 50 3 3 C2 or D6
Western Civilization II 50 3 3 D6

Note: College of the Desert does not have comparable courses for all courses listed above.