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External Exam Credit

Students may earn general education or lower-division major credits by taking a CSU-accepted external examination in place of a course. The CSU faculties have determined the passing scores, minimum units of credit earned, and certification area (for General Education Breadth and/or U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals) of standardized external examinations, such as Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). Each campus in the California State University system determines how it will apply credits earned by external examinations toward the degree major. Contact a campus admissions office for more information.

Disclaimer: All information provided here is for academic year 2018-19. Information is current as of September 2017 and subject to change without prior notice. Please visit the CSU campus websites or contact a specific campus for up-to-date information.