Civic Literacy

Florida Legislative Mandate for new students entering Florida A&M University Fall 2018 and thereafter (Florida statute (1007.25)

The Florida Board of Governors (BOG) Regulation 8.006, has established a broad guideline for institutions to comply with the legislation. Prior to starting at Florida A&M University, as outlined in the regulation, students can demonstrate their competency in civic literacy in one of the following ways:

  • Earn a score of 3 or better in Advanced Placement (AP) Government and Politics: United States;
  • Earn a score of 4 or better in Advanced Placement (AP) United States History; or
  • Earn a score of 50 or better in CLEP American Government.

If a student does not meet the AP or CLEP exam thresholds above, the student can either

  • Complete the Civic Literacy Exam provided to them through the FAMU Test Service Bureau with a score of 60 or better; or
  • Pass AMH 2020 with a "C" grade or better; or
  • Pass POS 2041 with a "C" grade or better

The Civic Literacy Exam is a test based on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test with supplemental questions (to ensure all competencies are assessed). Students taking the test are encouraged to prepare for the exam through tutorial resources available in Blackboard under the title - Civic Literacy. To schedule an appointment to take the Civic Literacy exam please visit  Call 850-599-3333 if you have scheduling questions.

For additional information about Civic Literacy, please contact your academic advisor.