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College-Level Examination Program Scores

Folsom Lake College grants credit for College Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations. CLEP scores may be used to meet Folsom Lake College AA/AS general education requirements and California State University (CSU) general education requirements; they do not fulfill graduation competencies, requirements for any major at Folsom Lake College, or enrollment limitations (such as prerequisite requirements) for any course at Folsom Lake College.

A student may receive credit for CLEP exams they have successfully passed once the following requirements are met:

  • Official copies of test scores are on file with Admissions and Records
  • Student has completed twelve (12) units of credit and has a minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA)

Visit College Board's College Level Examination Program website to learn more.

CLEP scores are not accepted for transfer to the University of California. Students should be aware that other colleges and universities have the right to accept, modify, or reject the use of CLEP scores towards their graduation requirements. Check with your counselor to determine whether these test results will be accepted at the transfer institution of your choice.

Folsom Lake College CLEP Credit

This table describes how passing CLEP scores translate into college credit at Folsom Lake College, and which general education areas they satisfy (if any).
CLEP Exam CLEP Score Satisfies FLC GE Area Units Earned at FLC
American Government 50 V(a) 3
American Literature 50 I 3
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 I 3
Biology 50 IV 3
Calculus 50 II(b) 3
Chemistry 50 IV 3
College Algebra 50 II(b) 3
College Algebra – Trigonometry  50 II(b) 3
English Literature (taken before Fall 2011) 50 I 3
Financial Accounting 50 N/A 3
French Level I 50 N/A 6
French Level II (taken before Fall 2015) 59 I 12
French Level II 59 I 9
German Level I 50 N/A 6
German Level II (taken before Fall 2015) 60 I 12
German Level II 60 I 9
History, US I 50 V(a) 3
History, US II 50 V(a) 3
Human Growth and Development 50 III(b) 3
Humanities 50 I 3
Information Systems and Computer Applications 50 N/A 3
Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 N/A 3
Introduction to Business Law 50 N/A 3
Introduction to Psychology 50 V(b) 3
Introduction to Sociology 50 V(b) 3
Natural Sciences 50 IV 3
Pre-Calculus 50 II(b) 3
Principles of Accounting 50 N/A 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 V(b) 3
Principles of Management 50 N/A 3
Principles of Marketing 50 N/A 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 V(b) 3
Spanish Level I 50 N/A 6
Spanish Level II (taken before Fall 2015) 63 I 12
Spanish Level II 63 I 9
Trigonometry 50 II(b) 3
Western Civilization I 50 I or V(b) 3
Western Civilization II 50 V(b) 3


Folsom Lake College does not offer credit for the following CLEP exams, and these exams do not satisfy associate degree general education requirements:

  • College Composition
  • College Composition – Modular
  • College Mathematics
  • English Composition (with or without essay)
  • Financial Accounting
  • Freshman College Composition
  • Social Sciences and History


Visit CSU's CLEP webpage to find information on how credit is granted for admission and general education. Please note that each campus in the CSU system individually determines how it will apply external examination credit in the major. For more information about CLEP credit, consult a counselor.