Legislative Exam


Legislative Exam

Legislative Exams are institutional exams administered to help students complete graduation requirements established by the Board of Regents. Most students meet their legislative requirements upon successful completion of history and political science core classes, however, there are some students who have not met their requirements for various reasons. Students who have not met their requirements should check with their advisor or with the Registrar’s Office for assistance in identifying which test(s) they are required to take. 

The four different areas of testing include the Georgia Constitution, Georgia History, U.S. History, and U.S. Constitution.  Information about the initial tests is described in the chart below:

Test Format Passing Score
Georgia Constitution 55 multiple choice 39
Georgia History 60 multiple choice 42
U.S. Constitution 25 multiple choice 17
U.S. History 70 multiple choice 49

This is a walk-in test; no preregistration is required. Be sure to bring a picture identification with you on the day of the test. Students should report on designated test days which are identified on the testing calendar.  You can access a link to the calendar via the following web page: http://www.augusta.edu/tds/legislativeexam.php.  Our office is located in Galloway Hall (behind the Augusta University Bookstore on the Summerville Campus). You are allowed one hour for each test.  Please contact our office if you have a disability and require accommodations (706-737-1469).

 

In the event that a student does not pass the initial tests as described above, students are only allowed two additional attempts to successfully complete the tests. We require a minimum of one week between each test attempt. It is important to note that the re-tests are NOT the same tests as the initial test and some do not follow the same format, for example the Georgia Constitution re-test is in short answer format.    

Study materials are listed below.

If you have a disability, you must contact this office at least one week in advance of testing.

A list of study materials for Georgia History, US History and US Constitution exams can be found here (pdf). The study guide for the GA Constitution can be found here (pdf).

The Legislative Exams are offered during the same hours of the COMPASS Exam. There is no appointment needed, test takers must have their photo identification with them and have confirmation of which sections of the tests are required.  Please check out our calendar for test dates and times.