Legislative Exemption Exams
Georgia History & Constitution
U.S. History & Constitution
Cost: No Charge
Test Times: By Appointment Only;
9:00 am - 11:00 am & 2:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
Schedule a Test: Contact the Testing Office one
week prior to the desired testing date.
Retesting: One retest is permitted no
sooner than two (2) weeks after the first attempt and only twice a
The Georgia State Legislature imposed this test battery on the University System of Georgia to assure that they
exposed all college graduates from the system, either through academic courses or written examination, to the fundamentals of federal and state
government. Eligibility requirements for this test are established by the Registrar's Office.
Registration: Call the Office of Testing Services to add the study guide materials to your GeorgiaView.
Successful completion of the
following courses may exempt
one or both of the exams:
Georgia Constitution & U.S. Constitution: POLS
Georgia History & U.S. History: HIST 2110/2110H
Georgia Constitution: POLS 3330
Georgia Constitution & Georgia History: HIST 4130
Preparing for the Exams
The History and Political Science Departments
provide study information for these tests and it is available at the reserve
desk in the Georgia Southern Library.
The Office of
Testing Services offers an
on-line study course for both the Georgia History and Constitution exams. To get
information on the on-line study course, contact the Office of Testing
Services at 912-478-5415, to have the study guide added to your GeorgiaView.
Georgia History exam: Georgia History in Outline
by Kenneth Coleman (A Book)
United States Constitution exam: Excerpts from
Government in America by Lineberry, Edwards, & Wattenberg or from any American government or political science
textbook. Topics of study should include: the founding fathers and the Constitutional
Convention, Federalism, political parties, interest groups, Congress, the Presidency, courts, civil liberties, and civil rights.
United States History exam: The Unfinished Nation by Alan Brinkley
The AP Exam and CLEP Exam study guides for American
Government and United States History can be used to prepare for the exams.
Identification Required for All Tests
Please make sure you bring an acceptable ID
Acceptable IDs are: a valid state driver's license, student ID or passport.
(Not accepted: check cashing cards, picture credit cards, Sam's cards, etc.)
For additional information, please contact:
Georgia Southern University
PO Box 8132
Statesboro, GA 30460-8132
August 30, 2012
Comments or Suggestions please
contact The Student Affairs'