Exams

US and GA History Legislative Exemption Exam

PURPOSE: To earn a degree from any unit in the University System of Georgia, students must satisfy the US & GA History Legislative requirement, demonstrating that they have a basic understanding of the history of the United States and the State of Georgia. This requirement is met by taking HIST 2112 at any University System of Georgia Institution.

ELIGIBILITY: Kennesaw State University Second Baccalaureate students who need to satisfy the US & GA Legislative Requirement are eligible to take the exam. Students who have not earned a previous degree are ineligible to take the exemption exam.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES: Students must register for the exam in person. Download the registration form, fill it out and return it, in person to the Student Success Services (Kennesaw. Hall, Room 2401) Register Early! Space is limited!

EXAM INFORMATION: At check-in you must present an official photo ID. You will have 1½ hour to answer 100 multiple-choice questions regarding US & GA History. You must answer 50 questions correctly to satisfy the requirement.

FEE: No cost.

RECOMMENDED READING:

-Cliffs Quick Review: US History I ISBN: 0-8220-5360-8

-Cliffs Quick Review: US History II ISBN: 0-7645-8537-1

-Georgia History Outline KSU Library

US & GA Constitution Exemption Exam

PURPOSE: To earn a degree from any unit in the University System of Georgia, students must earn credit in POLS 1101, or show by examination that they have a basic understanding of the Constitution of the United States and the state of Georgia.

ELIGIBILITY: KSU Second Baccalaureate students (only) who need to satisfy the US & GA Legislative Requirement are eligible to take the exam. Students who have not earned a previous degree are ineligible to take the Exemption Exam.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES: Students must register for the exam in person. Download the registration form, fill it out and return it, in person to the Student Success Services (Kennesaw Hall, Room 2401) . Register Early. Space is limited

EXAM INFORMATION: At check-in, you must show an official photo ID. You will have 1and ½ hours to answer 100 multiple-choice questions regarding the US & GA Constitution. You must answer 75 questions correctly to satisfy the requirement. The results of the exam will be available one week after the administration.

FEE: No cost.

RECOMMENDED READING:

-The Challenge of Democracy (Janda, Berry and Goldman. 2002) current edition

-Georgia Constitution & Government (Fleischmann and Pierannunzi). Located in the back of The Challenge of Democracy.

GA Constitution Legislative Exemption Exam

PURPOSE: To earn a degree from any unit in the University System of Georgia, students must satisfy the Georgia Legislative requirement demonstrating that they have a basic understanding of the Constitution of the State of Georgia . This requirement can also be met by taking POLS 1101 at any University System of Georgia Institution.

ELIGIBILITY:: KSU Transfer students who have taken/earned credit for POLS 1101 from any out of state institution, but who need to satisfy the GA Legislative Requirement are eligible to take the exam.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES: Students must register for the exam in person. Download this registration form, fill it out and drop it off in person at the Student Success Services (Kennesaw Hall, Room 2401). Register early. Space is limited

EXAM INFORMATION: At check-in, students must show an official photo ID . You will have one hour to answer 50 multiple choice questions. You must answer at least 30 questions correctly to pass the exam and satisfy the constitution requirement. There is only one correct answer for each question. The results of the exam will be available approximately one week after the administration. 

The exam will concentrate on seven general topics: the history of Georgia 's Constitutions, the structure and organization of government, basic concepts and definitions, the power and authority of officials and agencies, procedures, rights and restrictions on governmental power.

FEE: No cost.

RECOMENDED READING:

-The Challenge of Democracy (Janda, Berry and Goldman) current edition

-Georgia Constitution Government (Fleischmann & Pierannunzi). Located in the back of The Challenge of Democracy.