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Political Science Department

College of Arts & Sciences

November 17th, 2016 Challenge Exam · POLS 1000 Credit by Exam

CODE WORD    PASS/FAIL    GRADE   
FLORIDA PASS 72%
BLUE-FOOTED BOOTY       PASS 80%
EAGLE PASS 72%
PENCIL PASS 76%
ACTUAL MESS PASS 82%
FIREFLIES FAIL 58%
LYNX PASS 70%
MONOPOLY FAIL 54%
SNOW123 PASS 86%
KONA PASS 71%
BUFFALO PASS 78%
CHIRPER PASS 84%
SNOWFALL PASS 90%
DELTA PASS 82%
KAISER PASS 76%
PORTHOS PASS 82%
FISH PASS 70%
NESCIO PASS 80%
ORANGE PASS 94%
RATCHET17 PASS 86%
SKATEBOARD PASS 86%

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

Spring 2017 Challenge Exam · POLS 1000 Credit by Exam

The Spring 2017 Challenge Exams will be scheduled in January 2017. Please check back mid-January for dates for these exams. 

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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1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6484

Fax: (307) 766-6771

Email: pols.info@uwyo.edu

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