COLLEGE-LEVEL EXAMINATION (CLEP) POLICIES
Santa Ana College will grant credit to currently enrolled students for CLEP examinations passed with a score of 50 or higher (level II languages require a higher score). Although credit awarded through CLEP may be used to satisfy Santa Ana College graduation requirements, it cannot be used to satisfy the twelve-unit residency requirement. Students who have earned credit from a CLEP exam should not take a comparable college course since credit will not be granted for both.
Credit for some exams may be applied toward general education requirements for plans A and B per the following chart; however, credit may not be applied toward plan C. UC does not grant credit for CLEP examinations at this time. Use of exams for SAC prerequisite clearance and major requirements is granted according to the determination of the appropriate SAC area dean in consultation with the department.
Students should see a counselor for more information and submit official copies of CLEP test scores to the SAC Admissions and Records Office. Students are strongly advised to check with a SAC counselor or their transfer campus to determine how CLEP exams will be used to meet requirements at their transfer institution as policies may differ from SAC’s.
Applications for CLEP credit are available in the Admissions and Records Office.
CLEP chart - click here