College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Exam Applicability to Associate Degree General Education Requirements

Fall
2010
Resolution Number: 
09.04
Contact: 
Category: 
Curriculum
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, California community college students may only receive associate’s degree general education credit for a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam if equivalency for a course or an associate degree general education area has been locally established;
Whereas, Many students attend more than one California community college, and CLEP course equivalencies may not exist or may vary greatly among the California community colleges;
Whereas, For many enlisted military personnel, completing formal college courses may be difficult due to deployments, work schedules, and other factors, and CLEP exams have made earning college credits a realistic possibility for these individuals; and
Whereas, CLEP general education subject area applicability exists system-wide for students completing California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE), but the University of California does not accept CLEP exams for credit under the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research the feasibility of a system-wide policy template regarding the use of CLEP exams for meeting associate degree general education requirements;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop a system-wide policy template regarding the use of CLEP exams for meeting associate degree general education requirements if the research shows it to be feasible; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the University of California and California State University systems to consider accepting CLEP exams for credit under the IGETC pattern in order to facilitate student transfer.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates, ICAS

Status Report: 

Template was approved at Spring 2011 Plenary Session