College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Each campus in the California State University system determines how it will apply CLEP examinations toward credit in the major.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Chart

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Policy

The CLEP exams may be applied as unit credit toward the satisfaction of a GE category OR as elective units toward the Crafton Hills College Associate degree with the following stipulations:

  • Students must be actively enrolled and have completed 12 units at Crafton Hills College prior to applying for CLEP credit
  • Students will be granted credit for CLEP with a minimum scaled score of 50 (unless otherwise indicated) on subject area examinations. Official CLEP scores must be sent to the office of Admissions and Records for evaluation. Students will receive units of credit and grades of Pass (P) on their transcripts.
  • Units of CLEP credit may not be used to satisfy Crafton’s twelve (12) unit residency requirement nor be added to a student’s earned total units for priority registration purposes.
  • CLEP credit will not be granted if the student has completed equivalent or more advanced coursework.
  • Units of CLEP credit may not be used to satisfy financial aid, veterans or EOPS eligibility criteria regarding enrollment status.
  • CLEP exams will not be applied to any major or certificate requirements unless a waiver or substitution is approved at the department level and signed by the department chair.
  • CLEP exams cannot be used to meet requirements for the IGETC.
  • University of California (UC) does not accept CLEP exams.
  • If a student passes more than one CLEP test in the same language other than English, then only one examination may be applied to the Associate Degree.
  • A maximum of 30 units through any combination of credit by examination may be granted toward the associate degree.


Note: CLEP area credit must be officially requested, and signed off on by a counselor, in order to be posted to your transcript and utilized for graduation evaluation.