Florida Civic Literacy Exam (FCLE)
The State of Florida requires that all students graduating from Seminole State College of Florida and other institutions in the Florida College System (FCS), as well as from any State University System (SUS) institution, fulfill a Civic Literacy Competency requirement prior to submitting an Intent to Graduate form in the term they plan to graduate.
Beginning in Fall 2018, students entering a Florida public institution as an Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Baccalaureate (B.S. & B.A.S) degree-seeking First-Time-In-College (FTIC) student needed to demonstrate civic literacy through either taking a certain course or passing an assessment.
The 2021 Florida Legislature amended the statute and now requires students initially entering a Florida public institution as an Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Baccalaureate (B.S. & B.A.S) degree seeking student to complete both a civic literacy course and assessment.
The 2022 Florida Legislature amended the statute and now requires students initially entering a Florida public institution as an Associate in Science (A.S.) and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S) degree seeking student to complete both a civic literacy course and assessment.
There are three cohorts of students currently matriculated at Florida public institutions subject to varying requirements. Please refer to the Seminole State Catalog for the cohort chart and any applicable exemptions.
FCLE Assessment Calendar
Florida Civic Literacy Examination (FCLE) Assessment Preparation Materials
- Supplemental Guide
- Sample Questions
- Civic Literacy Workbench
Note: This Modern States online course will also prepare you to take the CLEP. Students passing the CLEP do not need to complete the FCLE.
Students are encouraged to take the Florida Civic Literacy Examination (FCLE) while they are currently enrolled in AMH 2020, or POS 2041, or upon recent completion of these courses.
There is no fee assessed for this exam and you are allowed to retest as needed every 7 (seven) days. A passing score of 60% (Raw Score of 48) is required to fulfill this requirement. For additional information regarding this graduation requirement, please connect with your assigned advisor.
Remote FCLE Testing is available for SSC students through Daytona State College Department of Assessment & Testing.