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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 & 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Schedule a Test: Contact the Testing Office to schedule your desired testing date.  It is recommended to call one week prior.
Retesting: One retest is permitted no sooner than one (1) week after the first attempt and only twice a semester.

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.

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.

Registration: Call the Office of Testing Services to add the study guide materials to your FOLIO.

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

Georgia Constitution/History & US Constitution/History: HIST 2001 or POLS 2001
(Armstrong/Liberty Campus Only prior to Fall 2018)

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 FOLIO.

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)
 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)

Last updated: 7/5/2018

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