Test Credit

AP (Advanced Placement)

The Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board permits high school students to take college-equivalent courses while in high school and, based on comprehensive qualifying examinations, receive advancement placement and credit at participating universities and colleges. AP exams passed with a score of 3,4 or 5 are granted 3 to 6 semester units of credit grades (CR) and are not calculated in the GPA. For ordering information, visit the college board website at https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores/scorereporting. For questions regarding exam credit, please contact the Admissions & Records at (559)278-2261 or visit the Joyal Administration North lobby.
Credits earned through advanced placement are not included among the maximum of 30 units of credits by examination that may be credited toward a bachelor's degree. To view Fresno State's General Education pattern visit /studentaffairs/advising/general-ed.html
AP EXAM NAME EQUIVALENT COURSE (UNITS) GE AREA
  LD = LOWER DIVISION  
ART HISTORY ART H 10 (3) AREA C1
  ART H 11 (3) AREA C1
ART STUDIO: DRAWING LD ART ELECTIVE (6)  
ART STUDIO: GENERAL & DRAWING LD ART ELECTIVE (6)  
ART STUDIO: GENERAL LD ART ELECTIVE (6)  
BIOLOGY (Beginning with May 2004 exam)  BIOSC 1A (4)
LD BIOLOGY ELECTIVE (2)
AREA B2
BIOLOGY (Beginning with May 2007 exam) GE AREA B2/B3 (3)
LD BIOLOGY ELECTIVE (3)
AREA B2 & B3
CALCULUS AB MATH 75 (4)
MATH ELECTIVE (2)
AREA B4
CALCULUS BC MATH 75 (3)
MATH 76 (3)
AREA B4
CALCULUS AB & BC MATH 75 (4)
MATH 76 (3)
MATH ELECTIVE (2)
AREA B4
CHEMISTRY (SCORE OF 3)
(Ended with May 2015 exam)
CHEM 3A (4)
CHEMISTRY ELECTIVE (2)
AREA B1/B3
CHEMISTRY (SCORE OF 4 OR 5)
(Ended with May 2015 exam)
CHEM 1A (5)
CHEMISTRY ELECTIVE (1)
AREA B1/B3
CHEMISTRY (SCORE OF 3)
(Beginning with May 2016 exam)
CHEM 3A (4)
CHEMISTRY ELECTIVE (2)
AREA B1/B3
CHEMISTRY (SCORE OF 4 OR 5)
(Beginning with May 2016 exam)
CHEM 1A (3)
CHEM 1AL (2)
CHEMISTRY ELECTIVE (1)
AREA B1
AREA B3
CHINESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE CHIN 1A (3)
CHIN 1B (3)
AREA C2
AREA C2
COMPUTER SCIENCE: AB CSCI 40 (4)
LD CSCI ELECTIVE (2)
 
COMPUTER SCIENCE: A LD CSCI ELECTIVE (3)  
ECONOMICS: MICROECONOMICS ECON 40 (3) AREA D3
ECONOMICS: MACROECONOMICS ECON 50 (3) AREA D3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION*
(See English Language & Literature)
ENGL 10 (3)
ENGL 2 (3)
AREA A2
ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION*
(See English Language & Literature)
ENGL 10 (3)
ENGL 20 (3)
AREA A2
AREA C2
*ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
(Maximum of 9 units allowed if both Engl Lang and Engl Lit exams passed)
ENGL 10 (3)
ENGL 2 (3)
ENGL 20 (3)
AREA A2

AREA C2
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
(Beginning with May 2001 exam)
EES 4 (3)  AREA B1
EUROPEAN HISTORY HIST 2 (3)
LD HISTORY ELECTIVE (3)
 
FRENCH LITERATURE LD FRENCH LIT ELECTIVE (3)  
FRENCH LANGUAGE FREN 2A (3)
FREN 2B (3)
AREA C2
AREA C2
GERMAN LANGUAGE GERM 2A (3)
GERM 2B (3)
AREA C2
AREA C2
GERMAN LITERATURE LD GERMAN LIT ELECTIVE (3)  
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS: COMPARATIVE LD POLI SCI ELECTIVE (3)  
GOVERNMENT & POLTICS: US
(Beginning with May 2015 exam - CLEARS US-2)  (US-2 = Federal Government)
LD POLI SCI ELECTIVE(3)  
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY LD HUMAN GEOG ELECTIVE (3)  
JAPANESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE JAPN 1A (3)
JAPN 2A (3)
AREA C2
AREA C2
ITALIAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE ITAL 2A (3) AREA C2
LATIN: CATLS-HORAC LD LATIN ELECTIVE (6)  
LATIN: VERGIL LD LATIN ELECTIVE (6)  
MUSIC: LISTEN & LITERATURE LD MUSIC ELECTIVE (6)  
MUSIC: THEORY LD MUSIC THEORY ELECTIVE (6)  
PHYSICS B & C: ELECTRICITY PHYS 4B (3) AREA B1
PHYSICS B & C: MECHANICS PHYS 4A (3) AREA B1
PHYSICS C: MECHANICS PHYS 4A (3) AREA B1
PHYSICS C: ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM PHYS 4B (3) AREA B1
PHYSICS B
(Ended with May 2014 exam)
PHYS 2A (4)
LD PHYS ELECTIVE (2)
AREA B1/B3
PHYSICS 1
(Beginning with May 2015 exam)
LD PHYS ELECTIVE (3)  
PHYSICS 2
(Beginning with May 2015 exam)
LD PHYS ELECTIVE (3)  
PHYSICS 1 & 2
(Beginning with May 2015 exam)
PHYS 2A (3)
PHYS 2B (3)
 
PSYCHOLOGY PSYCH 10 (3) AREA D3
SPANISH LANGUAGE SPAN 2A (3)
SPAN 2B (3)
AREA C2
AREA C2
SPANISH LITERATURE
(Ended with May 2012 exam)
LD SPANISH ELECTIVE (6)  
SPANISH LITERATURE
(Beginning with May 2013 exam)
SPAN 3 (3)
LD SPANISH ELECTIVE (3)
AREA C2
STATISTICS
(GE designation beginning with May 2017 exam)
MATH 11 (3) AREA B4
US HISTORY HIST 11 (3)
HIST 12 (3)
AREA D1
AREA D1
WORLD HISTORY
(Ended with May 2002 exam)
LD WORLD HISTORY ELECTIVE (3)  
WORLD HISTORY
(Beginning with May 2003 exam)
HIST 21 (3)
LD WORLD HISTORY ELECTIVE (3)
AREA D3

CLEP (College Level Examination Program)

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is designed to be a means through which recognition, academic credit, and placement may be given for less conventional forms of educational experience. Those who may have reached a college level of education through home or correspondence study, on the ‐ job training, television courses, or by other means may take the CLEP examinations, which are offered by the College Entrance Examination Board. They are now offered only as computer ‐ based tests and are available through Testing Services on campus.

Within the restrictions of systemwide policy, this university awards up to 6 units of credit for successfully completed CLEP examinations. Such credit is applied to the total units required for the baccalaureate degree, but it is not applied to the General Education requirement. Not all CLEP examinations are acceptable under system policy. It is the responsibility of the student to check with the appropriate department to determine whether it accepts CLEP credit. This should be done prior to taking the CLEP exam.

Credits earned through CLEP are included among the maximum of 30 units of Credit by Examination that may be credited toward a bachelor's degree. For additional information, call Testing Services, 559.278.2457.

CLEP EXAM DESCRIPTION SCORE CSUF COURSE EQUIVALENT  UNITS
CLEP BIO 50+ CLEP BIOL 10 3
CLEP CHEMISTRY (through 5/10/09) 50+ CLEP CHEM 3A 3
CLEP CHEMISTRY ( 5/11/09 to 5/9/10) 48+ CLEP CHEM 3A 3
CLEP CHEMISTRY (effective 5/10/10) 50+  CLEP CHEM 3A 3
 CLEP FRENCH (through 5/9/10)  50+  CLEP FREN 1A 4
 CLEP FRENCH Level I (effective 5/10/10)  50-58  CLEP FREN 1A
  LD FRENCH
4
2
 CLEP FRENCH Level II (effective 5/10/10)  59+  CLEP FREN 1A
LD FRENCH
4
8
CLEP GERMAN (through 5/9/10) 50+ CLEP GERM 1A 4
CLEP GERMAN Level I (effective 5/10/10) 50-59 CLEP GERM 1A
LD GERMAN
4
2
CLEP GERMAN Level II (effective 5/10/10) 60+ CLEP GERM 1A
LD GERMAN
4
8
CLEP US HIST I 50+ CLEP HIST 11 3
CLEP US HIST I 50+ CLEP HIST 12 3
CLEP INFO SYSTEMS & COMP APPL 50+ LD INF SYS 3
CLEP MACRO ECON 50+ CLEP ECON 50 3
CLEP INTRO MNGMT 50+ LD MANAGMNT 3
CLEP MICRO ECON 50+ CLEP ECON 40 3
CLEP GEN PSYCH 50+ CLEP PSYC 10 3
CLEP INTRO SOCIO 50+ CLEP SOC 1 3
CLEP SPANISH (through 5/9/10) 50+ CLEP SPAN 1A 4
CLEP SPANISH Level I (effective 5/10/10) 50-62 CLEP SPAN 1A
LD SPANISH
4
2
CLEP SPANISH Level II (effective 5/10/10) 63+ CLEP SPAN 1A
LD SPANISH
4
8
CLEP TRIGONOMETRY 50+ CLEP MATH 5 3
CLEP WEST CIV II 50+ CLEP HIST 2 3

 

IB (International Baccalaureate Higher Level Examination)

Credit is granted for International Baccalaureate Higher Level examinations passed with a score of 4 or higher (some exams require a score of 5 or higher). For questions regarding exam credit, please contact Admissions & Records at (559) 278-2261 or visit the Joyal Administration Building, North lobby.

IB EXAMS DESCRIPTION SCORE EQUIVALENT COURSE UNITS GE AREA
    LD = LOWER DIVISION    
IB BIOLOGY (HL) 5 or higher BIOL 010
LD BIOLOGY ELECTIVE
 3
 3
AREA B2 & B3
 IB BUSINESS 4 or higher LD BUSINESS ELECTIVE  6  
 IB CHEMISTRY 5 or higher CHEM 001A
CHEM 001B
 5
 5
AREA B1 & B3
 IB ECONOMICS 5 or higher ECON 025
LD ECONOMICS ELECTIVE
 3
 3
AREA D3
 IB ENGLISH A1 4 or higher ENGL 020
LD ENGLISH ELECTIVE
 4
 2
AREA C2
IB ENGLISH B 4 or higher LD ENGLISH ELECTIVE  6  
IB FILM 4 or higher LD HUM ELECTIVE  3  
IB GEOGRAPHY 5 or higher GEOG 004
GEOG 007
 3
 3
AREA D3
IB HIST OF AMERICAS 5 or higher LD HISTORY ELECTIVE  6  
IB HISTORY OF EUROPE 5 or higher LD HISTORY ELECTIVE  6  
IB INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY 4 or higher LD ELECTIVE  3  
IB ISLAMIC HISTORY 5 or higher LD HISTORY ELECTIVE  6  
IB LANGUAGE A: LANG & LIT 4 or higher ENGL 20
LD ENGLISH ELECTIVE
 4
 2
AREA C2
IB LANGUAGE A: LANG & LIT
(LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH)
4 or higher LD ELECTIVE
LD ELECTIVE
 3
 3
AREA C2
IB LANGUAGE A: LITERATURE 4 or higher LD ENGLISH ELECTIVE  6  
IB LANGUAGE B 4 or higher LD ENGLISH ELECTIVE  6  
IB MATH 4 or higher LD MATH ELECTIVE  6  
IB MUSIC 4 or higher MUSIC 040  3  
IB PSYCHOLOGY 5 or higher PSYCH 010
LD PSYCH ELECTIVE
 3
 3
AREA D3
IB SPANISH B 4 or higher SPAN 001A
LD SPANISH ELECTIVE
 4
 2
 
IB THEATRE 4 or higher DRAMA 032
DRAMA 062
 2
 3

AREA C1
IB VISUAL ARTS 4 or higher LD ART ELECTIVE  6  

 

Transfer Credit Evaluations

Prior to the first semester of enrollment, transfer students should receive a copy of their transfer course evaluation which we call DPR ( Degree Progress Report ). The DPR details how prior coursework transferred to our university as well as GE requirements, major requirements, and degree requirements.

It is recommended that students request an updated DPR through their Student Center after grades are posted for each term and review with their academic advisor at least once a year.