Graduation Requirement Exams FAQs

Am I required to take additional tests before graduation? 

Yes, the History and Constitution exams are required before graduation if you have not previously satisfied these graduation requirements by Class Credit, Dual Enrollment, or AP credit.  It is recommended that you have this graduation requirement completed the semester before you plan to graduate. If you are unsuccessful in passing the test, you have time to register for the class. 

 

How many times may I take the Constitution exam and the History exam? 

The Constitution exam may be taken two times.  The History exam may be taken five times. Both exams require a mandatory 7-day wait period before your retake.  Therefore, it is recommended that you begin working on these graduation requirements during your junior year.

 

What is the format for the History and Constitution exams?  

The Constitution exam is written by the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA); it is split into two sections – GA and Federal. The History exam is written by the History department; one test with three parts. Each exam has been approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. 

 

Once I take the History or Constitution exam, how long does it take for my scores to post on Athena?  

The History and Constitution exams are scored and uploaded every Tuesday.  It can take up to one week after the upload for scores to appear in your Athena account.

 

What is a passing score for the History and Constitution exams? 

You must pass each section of both the History and Constitution exam.  Please see the actual scores below.

 

History passing scores:

Georgia   -  12 correct out of 20 questions
Pre 1877  -  24 correct out of 40 questions
Post 1877 - 24 correct out of 40 questions

 

Constitution passing scores:

GA Constitution - 30 correct out of 50 questions
US Constitution - 30 correct out of 50 questions

 

 

Is there a fee for the History and Constitution exams?

Yes. Each time you take the History and Constitution exam, the fee is $28.50.  You can schedule and pay for your exam at testing.uga.edu. You must bring your Photo ID to your appointment.

 

If I register and pay for a test only to realize afterward that I do not need to take it, can I get a refund? 

No. Make sure you want to take the test before you register and pay. UTS DOES NOT ISSUE REFUNDS.