CSU Systemwide Credit for External Examinations

(as of March 2019)

College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Tests Passing Score Minimum Semester Credits Earned1 Semester Credits Toward GE Breadth Certification American Institutions and/or GE Breadth Area2 Removal Date for GE Breadth3
Art History 3 6 3 C1 or C2
Biology 3 6 4 B2 and B3
Calculus AB4 3 3 3 B4
Calculus BC4 3 6 3 B4
Calculus BC/AB Subscore4 3 3 3 B4
Chemistry 3 6 6 B1 and B3 F'09
Chemistry 3 6 4 B1 and B3
Chinese Language and Culture 3 6 3 C2
Comparative Government and Politics 3 3 3 D
Computer Science A4 3 3 0 N/A
Computer Science AB4 3 6 0 N/A
Computer Science Principles 3 6 3 B4
English Language and Composition 3 6 3 A2
English Literature and Composition 3 6 6 A2 and C2
Environmental Science5 3 4 4 B2 and B3 F'09
Environmental Science5 3 4 4 B1 and B3
European History 3 6 3 C2 or D
French Language 3 6 6 C2 F'09
French Language 3 6 3 C2 F'11
French Language and Culture 3 6 3 CS
French Literature 3 6 3 C2 F'09
German Language 3 6 6 C2 F'09
German Language 3 6 3 C2 F'11
German Language and Culture 3 6 3 C2
Human Geography 3 3 3 D
Italian Language and Culture 3 6 3 C2
Japanese Language and Culture 3 6 3 C2
Latin Literature 3 6 3 C2 F'09
Latin 3 6 3 C2
Latin: Vergil 3 3 3 C2 F'12
Macroeconomics 3 3 3 D
Microeconomics 3 3 3 D
Music Theory 3 6 3 C1 F'09
Physics B6 3 6 6 B1 and B3 F'09
Physics B6 3 6 4 B1 and B3 F'15
Physics 16 3 4 4 B1 and B3
Physics 26 3 4 4 B1 and B3
Physics C (electricity/magnetism)6 3 4 4 B1 and B3
Physics C (mechanics)6 3 4 4 B1 and B3
Psychology 3 3 3 D
Seminar 3 3 0 N/A
Spanish Language 3 6 6 C2 S'14
Spanish Language and Culture 3 6 3 C2
Spanish Literature 3 6 6 C2 S'13
Spanish Literature and Culture 3 6 3 C2
Statistics 3 3 3 B4
Studio Art — 2D Design 3 3 0 N/A
Studio Art — 3D Design 3 3 0 N/A
Studio Art — Drawing 3 3 0 N/A
U.S. Government & Politics 3 3 3 D and US-2
U.S. History 3 6 3 (C2 or D) and US-1
World History 3 6 3 C2 or D

CSU Systemwide Credit for External Examinations (as of March, 2019)

College Level Examination Program (for CSU only) Passing Score Minimum Semester Credits Earned1 Semester Credits Toward GE Breadth Certification American Institutions and/or GE Breadth Area2 Removal Date for GE Breadth3
American Government 50 3 3 D
American Literature 50 3 3 C2
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 3 3 C2
Biology 50 3 3 B2
Calculus 50 3 3 B4
Chemistry 50 3 3 B1
College Algebra 50 3 3 B4
College Algebra – Trigonometry 50 3 3 B4
College Composition 50 0 0 N/A
College Compostition – Modular 50 0 0 N/A
College Mathematics 50 0 0 N/A
English Composition (no essay) 50 0 0 N/A
English Composition with Essay 50 0 0 N/A
English Literature 50 3 3 C2 F'11
Financial Accounting 50 3 0 N/A
French3 Level I 50 6 0 N/A
French3 Level II 59 12 3 C2 F'15
French3 Level II 59 9 3 C2
Freshman College Composition 50 0 0 N/A
German3 Level I 50 6 0 N/A
German3 Level II 60 12 3 C2 F'15
German3 Level II 60 9 3 C2
History, United States I 50 3 3 D and US-1
History, United States II 50 3 3 D and US-1
Human Growth and Development 50 3 3 E
Humanities 50 3 3 C2
Information Systems and Computer Applications 50 3 0 N/A
Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 3 0 N/A
Introductory Business Law 50 3 0 N/A
Introductory Psychology 50 3 3 D
Introductory Sociology 50 3 3 D
Natural Sciences 50 3 3 B1 or B2
Pre-Calculus 50 3 3 B4
Principles of Accounting 50 3 0 N/A
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3 3 D
Principles of Management 50 3 0 N/A
Principles of Marketing 50 3 0 N/A
Principles of Microeconomics 50 3 3 D
Social Sciences and History 50 0 0 N/A
Spanish3 Level I 50 6 0 N/A
Spanish3 Level II 63 12 3 C2 F'15
Spanish3 Level II 63 9 3 C2
Trigonometry 50 3 3 B4 F'06
Western Civilization I 50 3 3 C2 or D
Western Civilization II 50 3 3 D

CSU Systemwide Credit for External Examinations (as of March, 2019)

International Baccalaureate Exam (CSU and IGETC) Passing Score Minimum Semester Credits Earned1 Semester Credits Toward CSU GE Breadth Certification American Institutions and/or CSU GE Breadth Area2 IGETC Semester/Quarter Units Earned IGETC Area (Passing score of 5, 6 or 7 Removal Date for GE Breadth3
Biology HL 5 6 3 B2 3 sem/4 qrt 5B (without lab)
Chemistry HL 5 6 3 B1 3 sem/4 qrt 5A (without lab)
Economics HL 5 6 3 D 3 sem/4 qrt 4B
Geography HL 5 6 3 D 3 sem/4 qrt 4E
History (any region) HL 5 6 3 C2 or D 3 sem/4 qrt 3B or 4F5
Language A1 (any language) HL 4 6 3 C2 3 sem/4 qrt 3B and 6A F'13
Language A2 (any language) HL 4 6 3 C2 3 sem/4 qrt 3B and 6A F'13
Language A Literature HL 4 6 3 C2 3 sem/4 qrt 3B
Language A Language and Literature HL 4 6 3 C2 3 sem/4 qrt 3B
Langauge B (any language) HL4 4 6 0 N/A 3 sem/4 qrt 6A
Mathematics HL 4 6 3 B4 3 sem/4 qrt 2A
Physics HL 5 6 3 B1 3 sem/4 qrt 5A (without lab)
Psychology HL 5 3 3 D 3 sem/4 qrt 4I
Theater HL 4 6 3 C1 3 sem/4 qrt 3A