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Histories Proficiency Tests

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U.S. and Georgia Histories & Constitutions Proficiency Tests

A 1975 act of the Georgia Legislature established the requirement that students at state-supported colleges and universities must successfully complete coursework and/or pass examinations in the United States and Georgia histories and constitutions in order to earn a degree. Students automatically satisfy this requirement if they pass HIST 2111 OR HIST 2112 and POLS 1101 at Columbus State University or another system institution. Transfer students from outside the University System of Georgia and others deficient in these areas must demonstrate knowledge through proficiency tests administered by the Testing Center. Tests include Georgia History, Georgia Constitution, US and Georgia History, and US Constitution.

Tests are delivered through CougarView, and each contains 25 multiple choice questions. Passing is 60%.

Preparing for the tests

Click on the following study material for the Georgia History and U.S. History tests

Click on the following study material for the Georgia Constitution test.

Click on the following study material for the U.S. Constitution test

Cost: $25. Appointments are required. Payment is due when you schedule your appointment.

To schedule an appointment to test at the CSU Testing Center: Click here to indicate you have read the above information and are ready to schedule your appointment. Select the name of your test from the dropdown menu. You must schedule an individual appointment for each test you need.

If you live outside the Columbus area, click here to arrange to test remotely at a location near you.

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