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2019-2020 Catalog: March 2019 Edition 
    
2019-2020 Catalog: March 2019 Edition

Credit for Prior Learning


Credit Earned by Examination Score

Credit from Other Institutions


Credit Earned by Examination Score

College Level Examination Program (CLEP): IVC Associate Degree and General Education Credit

The South Orange County Community College District recognizes the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) in accordance with the guidelines below.

General Examination

A student, by successfully completing the General Examination (25th percentile or higher), may earn up to 12 ungraded units applicable to the associate degree as follows:

CLEP GENERAL EXAM IVC ASSOCIATE DEGREE CREDIT UNITS
English No credit 0
Humanities Humanities and Fine Arts 3
Mathematics Mathematics 3
Social Science Social Science 3
Natural Science Natural Science (non-laboratory) 3

No credit will be given for CLEP in any area in which the student has earned college credit prior to completion of the CLEP examination.

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Subject Examination

Each academic school of the college may recognize the Subject Examination if a single examination measures the competency associated with the successful completion of a specific Irvine Valley College course. Generally, however, specific course credit by examination will be attained through the Specific Course Credit policy.

Credit for CLEP is awarded upon completion of 12 units in residence at Irvine Valley College. Additional information regarding the College Level Examination Program may be obtained from the Office of Admissions and Records.

Credit granted on the basis of CLEP does not necessarily transfer to other colleges. Students planning to use CLEP credit for college transfer purposes will need to consult the transfer institution regarding its policy pertaining to the CLEP program.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP): CSU GE-Breadth Credit

  • A minimum score of 50 is required for CLEP credits to be granted, except French Level II (59), German Level II (60), and Spanish Level II (63).
  • If a student passes more than one CLEP test in the same language other than English (e.g. two tests in French), only one test may be applied to the baccalaureate. A passing score of 50 is considered "Level I" and earns six units of baccalaureate. The higher score is considered "Level II" and earns additional credit and placement in Area C2 of CSUGE, as noted.
CLEP TEST CSU GE AREA Minimum Semester Units Earned
American Government D8
3 sem. units
3
American Literature C2
3 sem. units
3
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature C2
3 sem. units
3
Biology B2
3 sem. units
3
Calculus B4
3 sem. units
3
Chemistry B1
3 sem. units
3
College Algebra B4
3 sem. units
3
College Algebra- Trigonometry B4
3 sem. units
3
College Mathematics N/A 0
English Composition (no essay) N/A 0
English Composition (with essay) N/A 0
English Literature

C2
3 sem. units
Removed Fall 2011

3
Financial Accounting N/A 3
French Level I N/A 6
French Level II C2
3 sem. units
9
(12 units if passed prior to Fall 2015)
Freshman College Composition N/A 0
German Level I N/A 6
German Level II C2
3 sem. units
9
​(12 units if passed prior to Fall 2015)
History, U.S. I D6 (& US1)
3 sem. units
3
History, U.S. II D6 (& US1)
3 sem. units
3
Human Growth and Development E
3 sem. units
3
Humanities C2
3 sem. units
3
Information Systems and Computer Application N/A 3
Intro to Educational Psychology N/A 3
Introductory Business Law N/A 3
Introductory Psychology D9
3 sem. units
3
Introductory Sociology D0
3 sem. units
3
Natural Sciences B1 or B2
3 sem. units
3
Pre-Calculus B4
3 sem. units
3
Principles of Accounting N/A 3
Principles of Macroeconomics D2
3 sem. units
3
Principles of Management N/A 3
Principles of Marketing N/A 3
Principles of Microeconomics D2
3 sem. units
3
Social Sciences and History N/A 0
Spanish Level I N/A 6
Spanish Level II C2
3 sem. units
9
​(12 units if passed prior to Fall 2015)
Trigonometry B4
3 sem. units
(Removed Fall 2006)
3
Western Civilization I C2 or D6
3 sem. units
3
Western Civilization II D6
3 sem. units
3


College Level Examination (CLEP): IGETC Credit

CLEP cannot be used to fulfill IGETC requirements.