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Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year and thereafter, all first-time-in-college (FTIC) baccalaureate seeking students entering a State University System (SUS) institution must demonstrate civic literacy by satisfying the State of Florida’s, civic literacy requirement. Students at Florida International University can satisfy the civic literacy requirement by demonstrating any one of the following:

1.   Successful completion of any one of the two courses referenced below

a.   AMH 2020 – American History since 1877
b.   POS 2041 – American Government


2. Achievement of the standard score on one of the following assessments:

a.   Advanced Placement (AP) — Government & Politics: United States (Min score of 3)
b.   Advanced Placement (AP) — United States History (Min score of 4)
c.   CLEP — American Government (Min. score of 50)
d.   Florida Civic Literacy Test (CIV 2222) — (Min. score of 60). CIV 2222 will be proctored and administered through the University Testing Centers at MMC and BBC. This test will be offered to FIU students free of charge on specified dates each semester. Students who choose to test outside of the designated dates may test on a walk-in basis. Sign up to take the CIV 2222 test at FIU.

Students are strongly encouraged to fulfill this requirement before the end of their first year. No baccalaureate seeking student admitted during the 2018-2019 school year and thereafter, may graduate from Florida International University without first having met this requirement.

Civic Literacy – Study Materials

CLEP—American Government

FL Civic Literacy Test