College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Students may earn credit for College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams with scores of 50 or higher. CLEP credit may be used to meet CSU GE and AA/AS general education and/or major requirements. For credit to be applied, students must have the College Board send their official CLEP exam results to the Monterey Peninsula College Admissions and Records Office; only official, sealed copies will be accepted.

A maximum of 30 semester units may be earned through CLEP.

Students planning to use CLEP credit for transfer should check with the transfer institution regarding its CLEP credit policies.

CLEP does not apply to IGETC and is not accepted at UC.

CLEP:  MPC AA/AS Credit

All units denote semester.

CLEP Exam CLEP Score MPC AA/AS Degree GE Area MPC AA/AS Degree Units
CLEP American Government 50 Social Sciences 3
CLEP American Literature 50 Humanities 3
CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 Humanities 3
CLEP Biology 50 N/A 3
CLEP Calculus 50 Communication and Analytical Thinking 3
CLEP Chemistry 50 N/A 3
CLEP College Algebra 50 Communication and Analytical Thinking 3
CLEP College Algebra - Trigonometry 50 Communication and Analytical Thinking 3
CLEP College Composition 50 N/A 0
CLEP College Composition - Modular 50 N/A 0
CLEP College Mathematics 50 Communication and Analytical Thinking 3
CLEP English Composition (no essay) 50 N/A 0
CLEP English Composition with Essay 50 N/A 0
CLEP English Literature (only if taken before F11) 50 Humanities 3
CLEP Financial Accounting 50 N/A 3
CLEP French Level I 1 50 N/A 6
CLEP French Level II 1 59 Humanities 9 (12 if taken before F15)
CLEP Freshman College Composition 50 N/A 0
CLEP German Level I 1 50 N/A 6
CLEP German Level II 1 60 Humanities 9 (12 if taken before F15)
CLEP History, United States I 50 Social Sciences 3
CLEP History, United States II 50 Social Sciences 3
CLEP Human Growth and Development 50 Social Sciences; or Wellness 3
CLEP Humanities 50 Humanities 3
CLEP Information Systems and Computer Applications 50 Communication and Analytical Thinking 3
CLEP Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 N/A 3
CLEP Introductory Business Law 50 N/A 3
CLEP Introductory Psychology 50 Social Sciences 3
CLEP Introductory Sociology 50 Social Sciences 3
CLEP Natural Sciences 50 N/A 3
CLEP Pre-Calculus 50 Communication and Analytical Thinking 3
CLEP Principles of Accounting 50 N/A 3
CLEP Principles of Macroeconomics 50 Social Sciences 3
CLEP Principles of Management 50 N/A 3
CLEP Principles of Marketing 50 N/A 3
CLEP Principles of Microeconomics 50 Social Sciences 3
CLEP Social Sciences and History 50 Social Sciences 0
CLEP Spanish Level I 1 50 N/A 6
CLEP Spanish Level II 1 63 Humanities 9 (12 if taken before F15)
CLEP Spanish with Writing Level I 1 50 N/A 6
CLEP Spanish with Writing Level II 1 63 Humanities 9
CLEP Trigonometry (only if taken before F06) 50 Communication and Analytical Thinking 3
CLEP Western Civilization I 50 Social Sciences 3
CLEP Western Civilization II 50 Social Sciences 3
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If a student passes more than one CLEP test in the same language other than English (e.g., two exams in French), only one examination may be applied toward associate degree. For each test in a language other than English, a passing score of 50 is considered "Level I" and earns six units of credit; a passing score higher than 50 listed for a test is considered "Level II" and earns additional units of credit and placement in Humanities area of MPC GE, as noted.

CLEP:  CSU Credit

No duplicate credit will be awarded for overlapping tests, college-level courses, or both. 

No more than 30 semester units total of credit may be applied to admission eligibility or to CSU degree.

All units denote semester.

CLEP Exam CLEP Score CSU GE Area CSU GE Units CSU Credit Earned Toward Admission
CLEP American Government 50 D 3 3
CLEP American Literature 50 C2 3 3
CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 C2 3 3
CLEP Biology 50 B2 3 3
CLEP Calculus 50 B4 (N/A if taken before F09) 3 (0 if taken before F09) 3
CLEP Chemistry 50 B1 (N/A if taken before F09) 3 (0 if taken before F09) 3
CLEP College Algebra 50 B4 3 3
CLEP College Algebra - Trigonometry 50 B4 3 3
CLEP College Composition 50 N/A 0 0
CLEP College Composition - Modular 50 N/A 0 0
CLEP College Mathematics 50 N/A 0 0
CLEP English Composition (no essay) 50 N/A 0 0
CLEP English Composition with essay 50 N/A 0 0
CLEP English Literature (only if taken before F11) 50 C2 3 3
Financial Accounting 50 N/A 0 3
CLEP French Level I 1 50 N/A 0 6
CLEP French Level II 1 59 C2 3 9 (12 if taken before F15)
CLEP Freshman College Composition 50 N/A 0 0
CLEP German Level I 1 50 N/A 0 6
CLEP German Level II 1 60 C2 3 9 (12 if taken before F15)
CLEP History, United States I 50 D & US-1 3 3
CLEP History, United States II 50 D & US-1 3 3
CLEP Human Growth and Development 50 E 3 3
CLEP Humanities 50 C2 3 3
CLEP Information Systems and Computer Applications 50 N/A 0 3
CLEP Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 N/A 0 3
CLEP Introductory Business Law 50 N/A 0 3
CLEP Introductory Psychology 50 D 3 3
CLEP Introductory Sociology 50 D 3 3
CLEP Natural Sciences 50 B1 or B2 3 3
CLEP Pre-Calculus 50 B4 3 3
CLEP Principles of Accounting 50 N/A 0 3
CLEP Principles of Macroeconomics 50 D 3 3
CLEP Principles of Management 50 N/A 0 3
CLEP Principles of Marketing 50 N/A 0 3
CLEP Principles of Microeconomics 50 D 3 3
CLEP Social Sciences and History 50 N/A 0 0
CLEP Spanish Level I 1 50 N/A 0 6
CLEP Spanish Level II 1 63 C2 3 9 (12 if taken before F15)
CLEP Spanish with Writing Level I 1 50 N/A 0 6
CLEP Spanish with Writing II 1 63 C2 3 9
CLEP Trigonometry (only if taken before F06) 50 B4 3 3
CLEP Western Civilization I 50 C2 or D 3 3
CLEP Western Civilization II 50 D 3 3
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If a student passes more than one CLEP test in the same language other than English (e.g., two exams in French), only one examination may be applied toward CSU degree. For each test in a language other than English, a passing score of 50 is considered "Level I" and earns six units of CSU degree credit; a passing score higher than 50 listed for a test is considered "Level II" and earns additional units of credit and placement in Area C2 of CSU GE-Breadth, as noted.