CSU Channel Islands may grant unit credit to those students who pass examinations that have been approved for credit system-wide. These are: the CSU English Equivalence Examination (EEE) and the College Level Entrance Program (CLEP) Examinations. Specific information on credit earned may be found by visiting the Academic Advising website located at
Students may challenge courses by taking examinations developed at Cal State Channel Islands. Credit shall be awarded to those who pass them successfully. Credits earned in this manner will be recorded as “CR” (credit) on the student’s transcript and will be counted toward the total number of units required for the degree although they will not be included in calculation of the grade-point average. Credit by examination may not be used to fulfill the minimum residence requirement.