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Legislative Exemption Exams

Legislative Exemption Exams
Georgia History & Constitution
U.S. History & Constitution

Cost: No Charge
Test Times: By Appointment Only; 9:00 am – 11:00 am & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

What are the Legislative Exemption Exams?

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 for Study Guide:

The Office of Testing Services offers an online study course for both the Georgia History and Constitution exams. Complete the online form to request the study guide to be added to your FOLIO. For additional questions, please call or email the Testing Office for your home campus.

Who can take a Legislative Exemption Exam?

  1. If credit was transferred in for Area E American Government and/or US History outside the State of Georgia.
  2. If AP credit was earned for American Government and/or US History outside the State of Georgia.
  3. If earned credit through CLEP for American Government and/or US History I/US History II.
  4. If transferred to Georgia Southern with an Associates degree without an American Government and/or US History class(es).
  5. Post-baccalaureate students who did not take an American Government and/or US History class(es) in the State of Georgia.

Successful completion of the following courses may exempt one or both of the exams:

  • Georgia Constitution & U.S. Constitution: POLS 1101/1101H
  • Georgia History & U.S. History: HIST 2110/2110H; HIST 2111; or HIST 2112
  • Georgia Constitution: POLS 3330
  • Georgia Constitution & Georgia History: HIST 4130
  • (Armstrong/Liberty Campus Only prior to Fall 2018) Georgia Constitution/History & US Constitution/History: HIST 2001 or POLS 2001

Schedule a Test:

Contact either the Savannah or Statesboro Testing Office to schedule your desired testing date.  It is recommended to call one week prior.

Remote Testing Options:

Remote testing is an option for students not located near Statesboro or Savannah. There are two options for testing and students are responsible for all testing fees:

  1. Testing at another College/University Testing Center: It is the responsibility of the student to find a testing center in their area to schedule the exam. The student is responsible for all testing fees. After scheduling the appointment, the contact information for that testing center must be sent to the Georgia Southern University Testing Office so the office either in Statesboro or Savannah. Then the Georgia Southern Testing Office will send the exam access information to the other center.
  2. Remote Testing Through ProctorU: Students can take the Legislative Exams through ProctorU. Students are responsible for all testing fees. Use this link to learn how to schedule an exam with ProctorU.


One retest is permitted no sooner than one (1) week after the first attempt and only twice a semester.

Picture 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:

Office of Testing Services- Statesboro
Cone Hall Room 2004 | PO Box 8132
2254 Southern Drive
Statesboro, GA 30460-8132
912.478.5415 (phone)
912.478.5988 (fax)
e-mail: testing@georgiasouthern.edu
 Office of Testing Services - Savannah (Armstrong Campus)
Memorial College Center, Room 206
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419
912.344.2582 (phone)
912.344.3068 (fax)
e-mail: testingsav@georgiasouthern.edu

Last updated: 3/20/2020