Civic Literacy Requirement

Beginning Fall 2018 or thereafter, all incoming Florida College System and State University System students must demonstrate civic literacy competency by the time they graduate.

 

 

If you were admitted to FGCU beginning Fall 2018 but before Fall 2021

You can satisfy the requirement by completing with a grade of "C" or higher either of these courses:

  • American National Government - POS 2041
  • U.S. History Since 1877 - AMH 2020

Alternatively, you can take and achieve a passing score on one of the following assessments:

  • The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test – Civics (U.S. history and government) with supplemental questions with a score of 60 or higher
  • Advanced Placement Government and Politics: United States with a score of 3 or higher
  • Advanced Placement United States History with a score of 4 or higher
  • CLEP American Government with a score of 50 or higher

 

If you were admitted to FGCU beginning Fall 2021 or thereafter

You must satisfy the requirement by completing with a grade of "C" or higher either of these courses:

  • American National Government - POS 2041
  • U.S. History Since 1877 - AMH 2020

Additionally, you must take and achieve a passing score of 60 or higher on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test – Civics (U.S. history and government) with supplemental questions.

Did you know?

You can take the test for free if you attempt to do it during the semester you are in these courses.

Do not use Registerblast to sign up for the test. Email us using the button below.

If you do not achieve the minimum passing score of 60 or if you delay taking the test until after you complete the course, you will have to pay the Proctoring Fee.

 

Proctoring Fee

The fee for the exam is $45.

You can take the test online from home, using a personal computer:

  • Purchase the test from our Online Store
  • Email us the order number, Eagle Email address, full name and UIN
  • You will receive an invitation to the Canvas "Civic Literacy Test" group and an email with instructions

You can take the exam in-person by making an appointment through Registerblast.

Did you know?

If you paid the exam fee and you need to take the test again because you did not achieve the minimum passing score, do not pay again.

Email us to add one more attempt to your test in Canvas.

 

Exam Day Requirements

We recommend arriving at least fifteen minutes before your appointment time.

The primary form of acceptable identification is your Eagle ID. 

  • If you are taking the online version of the exam, then you need to present it to the webcam for identification purposes
  • If you are taking the in-person version, you may optionally bring an acceptable and not-expired form of government-issued identification with signature and photo.

Read our Rules and Procedures.

 

Practice Before the Test

FGCU students can access this free Canvas Course before taking the real test. You may take this practice exam as many times as you need.

 

Disability-Related Accommodations

Indicate during registration that you are requesting ADA accommodations. Provide your full name and contact information. We will email you to confirm your request.

Did you know?

If you are an FGCU student you must register with the Office of Adaptive Services to request disability-related accommodations.

 

About the Test

If a possible violation of the Student Code of Conduct as defined by the Office of Student Conduct is encountered during the proctoring of the testing session, such as cheating, a Conduct Incident report will be filed and the proper process will be followed.