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Political Science Department|College of Arts & Sciences

Summer 2016 Challenge Exam · POLS 1000 Credit by Exam

Results for the July 19th Challenge Exam:

CODE WORD PASS/FAIL SCORE
EEWYO PASS 70%
UL1980 PASS 87%
MOUNTAIN PASS 96%
HOLLOW PASS 86%

Results will be sent to the registrar for processing. Please allow 2-3 weeks to post to your WyoWeb account.

Fall 2016 Challenge Exam · POLS 1000 Credit by Exam

The Political Science department will hold three exams during the fall session:

  • Tuesday September 27th, 2016 at 6:00pm, Business bldg. rm 121
  • Wednesday October 19th, 2016 at 6:00pm, Business bldg. rm 121
  • Thursday November 17th, 2016 at 6:00pm, Business bldg. rm 121

Students must have submitted the appropriate paperwork and paid the sitting fee by 1:00 pm the day before the exam. If you are unable to attend, please contact the office to discuss options. You can call (307) 766-6484 or email pols.info@uwyo.edu

Wyoming Government Exam (1 credit hour)

Students who have completed a college course in U.S. national government may satisfy the Wyoming government portion of the requirement by taking an exam on Wyoming state politics. This one hour examination consists of 50 questions (40 multiple choice and 10 true/false). Students must score 70% or better (35 questions) to pass the test. This exam may be taken twice during a student's academic career. The $80 sitting fee must be paid on each attempt. If a student fails the exam on the second attempt, he or she will be required to take a Wyoming government class to complete the V USP requirement.

Students taking this exam should obtain the 7th edition (2012) of THE EQUALITY STATE. Copies are available in the UW Bookstore as well as Coe Library.

American & Wyoming Government Exam (3 credit hours)

Individuals desiring to challenge the entire 3 hour course may take a comprehensive examination that covers both state and national governments. This exam consists of 150 questions (140 multiple choice and 10 true/false). Students should obtain the books for POLS 1000, which should include an American government book, THE CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY, as well as the Wyoming government book listed above, from the UW Bookstore and read the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions. Students must score 70% or better (105 questions) to pass the test. This exam may be taken twice during a student's academic career. The $80 sitting fee must be paid on each attempt. If a student fails the exam on the second attempt, he or she will be required to take a Wyoming government class to complete the V USP requirement.

On Campus Application Procedure

Students wishing to take the Challenge Exam must first visit the Office of the Registrar in Knight Hall. They should request either the Wyoming Government or American & Wyoming Challenge Exam. The Registrar will check the student's eligibility and determine which test he or she should take. The Registrar will then help the student complete a credit by exam form and send him or her to the Cashier's Office to pay the $80 sitting fee. Once the credit by exam form is complete and the sitting fee has been paid, the student should bring form and the receipt to the Political Science department office, Arts & Sciences Building, room 136. Students that have not filled out the credit by exam form or paid the sitting fee will not be allowed to sign up for or take the test. Completed credit by exam forms must be received in the Political Science Department Office (AS 136) no later than 1 pm on the day before the exam.

Off Campus Application Procedure

Contact the UW Political Science Department at pols.info@uwyo.edu or (307) 766-6484 to arrange the sign-up process and assistance setting up a qualified proctor in your own community. This process is available to off campus students only and can take 2-3 weeks to complete.

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