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Civic Literacy Requirement

Seminole State College’s Associate in Arts and bachelor’s degree-seeking students entering the Florida College System (FCS) as First-Time-In-College (FTIC) in 2018-2019 -2020-2021, must satisfy the Civic Literacy requirement by completing coursework or an assessment prior to submitting an Intent to Graduate form in the term they plan to graduate. 

NOTE:   Students who are admitted to an FCS baccalaureate degree program are not considered to be FTIC; they are considered transfer students or continuing students.

Dual Enrollment students who began taking courses in the Florida College System or Florida State University System Fall 2018 and thereafter, must satisfy the Civic Literacy requirement prior to the award of an Associate in Arts or Baccalaureate degree.

The Civic Literacy requirement can be met by successfully completing one of the following courses:

AMH 2020

AMH 2020H

POS 2041

POS 2041H

 An alternative way to satisfy the Civic Literacy requirement is by successfully completing one of four assessments prior to submitting an Intent to Graduate. 

Advanced Placement (AP) – Government & Politics: U.S. – Score 3

Advanced Placement (AP) – U.S. History – Score 4

CLEP – American Government – Score 50

Seminole State College’s Associate in Arts and bachelor’s degree-seeking students entering the Florida College System (FCS) as First-Time-In-College (FTIC) in 2021-2022 and thereafter, must satisfy the Civic Literacy requirement by completing coursework and an assessment prior to submitting an Intent to Graduate form in the term they plan to graduate. 

NOTE:   Students who are admitted to an FCS baccalaureate degree program are not considered to be FTIC; they are considered transfer students or continuing students.

Dual Enrollment students who began taking courses in the Florida College System or Florida State University System Fall 2018 and thereafter, must satisfy the Civic Literacy requirement prior to the award of an Associate in Arts or Baccalaureate degree.

The Civic Literacy requirement can be met by successfully completing one of the following courses and passing one of the assessments:

AMH 2020

AMH 2020H

POS 2041

POS 2041H

Advanced Placement (AP) – Government & Politics: U.S. – Score 3

Advanced Placement (AP) – U.S. History – Score 4

CLEP – American Government – Score 50

Passing one of the assessments would be considered as having met both the course and assessment civic literacy competency.

High school students who pass the civic literacy assessment will be exempt from the civic

literacy competency assessment requirement when they matriculate to postsecondary.

For more information, students can meet with his or her assigned academic advisor.

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