CLEP TEST


College Level Exam Program

SSU is a certified testing site for the CLEP. Did you know that passing a CLEP exam can earn you the same amount of credit that you'd get if you took and passed a college course covering the same material? Learn how to get credit for what you already know. Before you take a CLEP exam, review the CLEP policy of your college or university. If you pass a CLEP exam, you may earn up to 12 credits.

The amount of credit you can earn on an individual CLEP exam varies with each college. Some colleges place a limit on the total amount of credit you can earn through CLEP. The exams are for lower division credit, there is 1 that is only for upper division (Human Growth & Development HGDE) that is accepted at SSU. Other colleges and/or universities might have a different evaluation/credit system, check the each accordingly.

SCHEDULING (Monday - Friday, starting at 4pm)
The CLEP at SSU is an 'on-demand' test meaning examinees can schedule a testing session when they are ready to take the exam; provided there are open scheduling times during the work week, M-F starting at 4pm. The Testing Center is located in Salazar Hall 1070. See Location Link for campus map, parking and directions.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
The registration for the CLEP is done beforehand to save time. Link here:

1. Create an Account at CollegeBoard.org
2. Order and pay for the exam(s) online using Credit Card
3. Print out the Registration Receipt and bring to Testing Center
4. Bring a form of ID, Driver’s License or Passport/Government issued ID

FEES
CLEP Exams are $80.
Sonoma State fee is $25.

The SSU test proctoring fee of $25 can be paid by credit card, cash, or personal check to our Seawolf Services Center the day of the exam. Instructions will be given regarding the SSU Testing Fee on the day of the exam when Examinees come to the SSU Testing Office. The SSU Testing Fee is separate than the actual cost of the CLEP exam that Examinees purchase before hand through Collegeboard. http://clep.collegeboard.org/

It is the responsibility of the Examinee to know what CLEP exam(s) they are to take on the test day. The SSU Testing Center does not provide advising or recommendations.

PROCTORING PROCEDURES
Step 1: After registration and ordering exam(s) with CollegeBoard.org, contact Lu Vega directly to set up a date/time for taking the CLEP exam(s). Requests a date/time at least 3 days in advance with Lu Vega at 707-664-3437 or email Luis.Vega@sonoma.edu. Be sure you are aware of the SSU testing service fee, campus parking fee and directions to our Testing Office. A Parking Permit will be required during the work-week and weekends. See Location link for map to campus here.

Step 2: The day of the exam, report to the SSU Testing Center office at Salazar Hall 1070. You then can ask for 'Lu' and he will direct you to the next steps in the process. See location link in the Menu for campus map and directions to the campus. Make sure you have a valid US issued ID with picture.

Step 3: If you are requesting special accommodations, you must request special accommodations through Collegeboard that administers the CLEP. Please contact Collegeboard for procedures. We need a 2 week notice to make arrangements and ensure availability.

The following are the certain courses listed for SSU specific articulation. If a testing candidate believes a CLEP exam could or should be considered for GE credit at SSU, please consult with your Department Advisor for the appropriate protocol if the exam is to be petitioned and/or supported as such. The entire List of CLEP exam follows the SSU Listing.

CLEP EXAM
SCORE MIN
TOTAL UNITS
SSU COURSE EQUIVALENT
GE AREA & COMMENTS
Principles of Accounting
50
4
BUS 230A
Elective Credit (4 units)
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature
50
4
ENGL 214
C2 (4 units)
College Algebra
50
3
 
B4 (3 units)
College Algebra-Trig
50
4
 
B4 (4 units)
American Government
50
3
 
D4 (3 units) & Satisfies US2-Constitution Requirement
American Literature
50
8
ENGL 237 & ENGL 238
Elective Credit (8 units)
Biology
50
6
BIOL 115
B2 (3 units) & Elective Credit (3 units)
Business Law: Intro
50
3
 
Elective Credit (3 units)
Calculus
50
4
MATH 161
B4 (4 units)
Chemistry
50
5
CHEM 115A
B1 (5 units)
English Literature
50
4
ENGL 240
Elective Credit (4 units)
French Level I ##
50
6
 
Elective Credit (6 units)
French Level II ##
63
12
FR 101, 102 & 201
C3 (4 units for FR 201) & Elective Credit (8 units)
German Level I ##
50-58
6
 
Elective Credit (6 units)
German Level II ##
60
12
 
C3 (4 units) & Elective Credit (8 units)
History, United States I
50
3
 
D3 (3 units) & Satisfies US1-History Requirement
History, United States II
50
3
 
D3 (3 units) & Satisfies US1-History Requirement
Human Growth & Development
50
3
PSY 302
E (3 units)
Humanities
50
3
 
C2 (3 units)
Information Systems & Computer Applications
50
3
 
Elective Credit (3 units)
Introduction to Educational Psychology
50
3
 
Elective Credit (3 units)
Principles of Macroeconomics
50
4
ECON 204
D5 (4 units)
Principles of Microeconomics
50
4
ECON 205
D1 (4 units)
Natural Sciences
50
3
 
B2 (3 units)
Pre-Calculus
50
3
 
B4 (3 units)
Principles of Management
50
3
 
Elective Credit (3 units)
Intro to Psychology
50
3
PSY 250
D1 (3 units)
Spanish Level I ##
50
8
SPAN 101 & SPAN 102
Elective Credit (8 units)
Spanish Level II ##
63
12
SPAN 101, 102, 201
C3 ( 4 units for SPAN 201) & Elective Credit (8 units)
Intro to Sociology
50
3
SOCI 201
D1 (3 units)
Social Sciences and History
50
3
 
D1 (3 units)
Western Civilization I
50
3
 
D2 (3 units) or C2 (3 units)
Western Civilization II
50
3
 
D2 (3 units)
Generic Test Component
50
3
 
Use when CLEP test has been awarded credit, but not listed on this equivalency chart


Below you’ll find a listing of all of the current CLEP exams offered by College Board.

Composition and Literature

  • American Literature
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
  • College Composition and College Composition Modular
  • English Composition
  • English Literature
  • Freshman College Composition
  • Humanities

Foreign Languages

  • French Language (Levels 1 and 2)
  • German Language (Levels 1 and 2)
  • Spanish Language (Levels 1 and 2)

History and Social Sciences

  • American Government
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Introduction to Educational Psychology
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Introductory Sociology
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Social Sciences and History
  • History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877
  • History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present
  • Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
  • Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present

Science and Mathematics

  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • College Algebra
  • College Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Pre-calculus

Business

  • Financial Accounting
  • Introductory Business Law
  • Information Systems and Computer Applications
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing

For more information on the CLEP & resources provided by ETS, visit their website at: http://clep.collegeboard.org/

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CLEP Social Sciences SOCSC 50 3 = GE Area D1 (3 units)
CLEP Western Civilization I WCIV1 50 3 = GE Area D2 (3 units) Or Satisfies GE Area C2
CLEP Western Civilization II WCIV2 50 3 = GE Area D2 (3 units)
CLEP Generic Test Component GENR 50 3 = Elective credit (3 units)