SSU is a certified testing site for the College Level Examination Program CLEP. Exams can earn the same credits equal to have taken and passed a college course. Amount of credit a student can earn on a CLEP exam varies with each college/university.
The minimum passing score is a 50. Some colleges/universities may require a higher score. Other agencies may place a limit on the total amount of credits earned through CLEP. The exams are for lower division credit.
-Site Code: 4723
Monday - Friday only
Proctoring Hours: 9am - 11am or 1pm - 3pm
-The CLEP at SSU is an 'on-demand' test set-up.
-Meaning examinees can schedule a proctoring session when ready to take exam.
-Provided there are open scheduling times during the work week.
-The registration for the CLEP is done beforehand.
-Examinees purchase CLEP exam beforehand through Collegeboard.
-CLEP exams are $87.
- Create an Account at CollegeBoard.org.
- Order and pay for the exam(s) online using Credit/Debit Card.
- Print out the Registration Receipt and bring to the Testing Center.
- Bring a form of ID, Driver’s License or Passport/Government issued ID, etc.
- Register for the CELP.
-Sonoma State Proctoring Fee is $25.
-The SSU Testing Fee is separate than the actual cost of the CLEP exam.
-The SSU fee of $25 can be paid by credit card or debit card.
-Military Active are waived the SSU Proctoring Fee.
- Create an online Payment Profile with User Name and Password.
- Pay online with Credit/Debit Card for each session ahead of time or day of exam
- Bring receipt printout or show that on your smart phone the day of exam.
- Online Payment Setup
It is the responsibility of the Examinee to know what CLEP exam(s) they are to take.
-After ordering exam(s) with CollegeBoard, fill-out SSU Proctoring Session Request Form.
-Or 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.
-The day of the exam, report to the SSU International Hall 205.
-See Location link for campus map and directions to Testing Center.
-A $5/day Parking Permit is required during weekends.
-Purchase/print-out Permits beforehand: https://pmb.csustan.edu/dailypermits/#/permits
-Make sure you have a valid US issued ID with picture.
-Request special accommodations at least 2 weeks prior.
-Such notice will help to ensure availability.
-Proof of disability will be required.
SSU Course Articulation
-The following are courses listed specifically for Sonoma State University articulation.
-Consult with a Department/Major Advisor for the appropriate CLEP exam(s).
|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||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|
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)
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
- Financial Accounting
- Introductory Business Law
- Information Systems and Computer Applications
- Principles of Management
- Principles of Marketing
- 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
- College Algebra
- College Mathematics
- Natural Sciences
For more information refer to CLEP & resources provided by ETS.