Civic Literacy Requirement

Students seeking an associate in arts, associate in science/associate in applied science, or baccalaureate degree must demonstrate civic literacy competency pursuant to Florida Statute 1007.25 and Florida State Administrative Code Rule 6A-10.02413.

Catalog Year (Requirement Term)ProgramRequirement
Fall 2023 forwardAssociate in Arts (A.A.)

Baccalaureate (B.S., B.A.S.)

Associate in Science (A.S.)

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Course AND assessment

Approved Options to Satisfy the Civic Literacy Requirement

OptionMinimum Grade/ScoreMeets Course RequirementMeets Assessment Requirement
POS 2041 U.S. Federal GovernmentDX
AMH 2020 United States History 1865 to PresentDX
Honors versions POS 2041H and AMH 2020H will also satisfy the course requirement.
Accelerated Mechanisms
Advanced Placement (AP)
United States Government and Politics:
Advanced Placement (AP):
United States History
Cambridge AICE:
US History, c.1840-1990 (A-Level)
American Government
IB History (HL): History of the Americas5-7X
Additional Assessments
Florida Civic Literacy Examination (FCLE)60% (48/80)
Students in catalog years Fall 2022 and forward only

Florida Civic Literacy Examination (FCLE)

Students are encouraged to take the Florida Civic Literacy Examination (FCLE) while they are currently enrolled in, or upon recent completion of, AMH 2020 or POS 2041. Recent high school graduates who took and passed the FCLE in high school are exempt from the assessment portion of the civics requirement but must still satisfy the course requirement. An official high school transcript must be on file and notate successful completion of the FCLE. 

As of Fall 2023, the FCLE is now available to students who are currently enrolled in a dual enrollment program at Seminole State College.

To schedule an appointment to take the FCLE, contact the Assessment and Testing Center.