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 advance 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.

Students may direct the Advanced Placement Program to send a copy of their exam scores to Fresno State upon completion of the exam. If students do not request their scores be sent to Fresno State at that time, students will need to request an official copy of their test scores directly from the College Board at a later date. For ordering information, visit the College Board website at https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores/scorereporting.

For questions regarding exam credit, please contact the Admissions Office 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 http://www.fresnostate.edu/catalog/general-education/index.html

AP EXAM NAME

EQUIVALENT COURSE (UNITS)

GE AREA

 

LD = LOWER DIVISION

 

ART HISTORY

ARTH 10 (3)

ARTH 11

AREA C1

ART STUDIO – 2D DESIGN

LD ART ELECTIVE (3)

 

ART STUDIO – 3D DESIGN

LD ART ELECTIVE (3)

 

ART STUDIO - DRAWING

LD ART ELECTIVE (3)

 

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

CALCULUS BC/AB SUBSCORE

MATH 75 (3)

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)

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES

(Beginning with May 2018 exam – used in GE Area B4)

LD CSCI ELECTIVE (3)

AREA B4

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

AREA B3

EUROPEAN HISTORY

(Beginning with May 2018 exam – used in GE Area D3)

HIST 2 (3)
LD HISTORY ELECTIVE (3)

 AREA D3

FRENCH LITERATURE

LD FRENCH LIT ELECTIVE (3)

 

FRENCH LANGUAGE

FREN 2A (3)
FREN 2B (3)

AREA C2
AREA C2

FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

LD FREN ELECTIVE (3)

AREA C2

GERMAN LANGUAGE

GERM 2A (3)
GERM 2B (3)

AREA C2
AREA C2

GERMAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

LD GERM ELECTIVE (3)

AREA C2

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS: COMPARATIVE

(Beginning with May 2018 exam – used in GE Area D3)

LD POLI SCI ELECTIVE (3)

 AREA D3

GOVERNMENT & POLTICS: US
(Beginning with May 2015 exam - CLEARS US-2)  (US-2 = Federal Government)

LD POLI SCI ELECTIVE(3)

 

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

(Beginning with May 2018 exam – used in GE Area D3)

LD GEOG ELECTIVE (3)

 AREA D3

JAPANESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE

JAPN 1A (3)
JAPN 2A (3)

AREA C2
AREA C2

ITALIAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE

ITAL 2A (3)

AREA C2

LATIN

LD LATIN ELECTIVE (3)

AREA C2

MUSIC: THEORY

LD MUSIC THEORY ELECTIVE (6)

 

PHYSICS C: MECHANICS

PHYS 4A (3)

PHYS 4AL (1)

AREA B1

AREA B3

PHYSICS C: ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM

PHYS 4B (3)

PHYS 4BL (1)

AREA B1

AREA B3

PHYSICS 1
(Beginning with May 2015 exam)

LD PHYS ELECTIVE (3)

AREA B1

AREA B3

PHYSICS 2
(Beginning with May 2015 exam)

LD PHYS ELECTIVE (3)

AREA B1

AREA B3

PHYSICS 1 & 2
(Beginning with May 2015 exam)

PHYS 2A (3)
PHYS 2B (3)

AREA B1

AREA B3

PSYCHOLOGY

PSYCH 10 (3)

AREA D3

SPANISH LANGUAGE

SPAN 2A (3)
SPAN 2B (3)

AREA C2
AREA C2

SPANISH LANGUAGE & CULTURE

LD SPAN ELECTIVE (3)

AREA C2

SPANISH LITERATURE & CULTURE
(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
(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 or learning. CLEP exams 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. Effective with exams taken spring 2018, some exam credit is applied to the General Education requirements as detailed in the chart below. 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 to meet any degree requirement. 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 Professional Examination Services at 559.278.2457.

 

CLEP Exam

Score

Units

GE Area

American Government

50

3

Area D2, Federal

Government only

American Literature

50

3

Area C2

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

Area C2

Biology

50

3

Area B2

Calculus

50

3

Area B4

Chemistry

50

3

Area B1

College Algebra

50

3

Area B4

College Algebra – Trigonometry

50

3

Area B4

French Level II*

59

3

Area C2

German Level II*

60

3

Area C2

History – United States I

50

3

Area D1

History – United States II

50

3

Area D1

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Area E

Humanities

50

3

Area C2

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Area D3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Area D3

Natural Sciences

50

3

Area B2

Pre-Calculus

50

3

Area B4

Macroeconomics

50

3

Area D3

Microeconomics

50

3

Area D3

Spanish Level II*

63

3

Area C2

Western Civilization I

50

3

Area D3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Area D3

*For CLEP tests in the same language other than English. Only one exam score may be applied towards the CSU degree. A passing score higher than 50 is considered “Level II” and may earn additional units of credit and placement in Area C2 of GE Breadth.

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). International Baccalaureate examinations taken spring 2018, or later, will be applied to general education areas as noted below. For questions regarding exam credit, please contact Admissions 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

 IB CHEMISTRY (HL)

5 or higher

CHEM 001A
CHEM 001B

 5
 5

AREA B1

 IB ECONOMICS (HL)

5 or higher

ECON 025
LD ECONOMICS ELECTIVE

 3
 3

AREA D3

IB GEOGRAPHY (HL)

5 or higher

GEOG 004
GEOG 007

 3
 3

AREA D3

IB HISTORY (ANY REGION) (HL)

5 or higher

LD HISTORY ELECTIVE

 6

AREA D3

IB LANGUAGE A: LANG & LIT (HL)

4 or higher

ENGL 20
LD ENGLISH ELECTIVE

 4
 2

AREA C2

IB LANGUAGE A: LITERATURE (HL)

4 or higher

ENGL 20

LD ENGLISH ELECTIVE

4

2

AREA C2

IB LANGUAGE A1 (ANY LANGUAGE) (HL)

4 or higher

LD ELECTIVE

 6

AREA C2

IB LANGUAGE A2 (ANY LANGUAGE) (HL)

4 or higher

LD ELECTIVE

 6

AREA C2

IB MATHEMATICS (HL)

4 or higher

LD MATH ELECTIVE

 6

AREA B4

IB PHYSICS (HL)

5 or higher

LD PHYSICS ELECTIVE

3

AREA B1

IB PSYCHOLOGY (HL)

5 or higher

PSYCH 010
LD PSYCH ELECTIVE

 3
 3

AREA D3

IB THEATRE (HL)

4 or higher

DRAMA 032
DRAMA 062

 2
 3

AREA C1