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Political Science Program

Dept. 3197 | A&S 208

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6484

Fax: (307) 766-6771

Email: pols.info@uwyo.edu

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Challenge Exam

Political Science Program | SPPAIS

Summer 2018:

 

The next American and Wyoming Gov't exam will be offered Monday, June 25th from 6-9pm in CR 207.

 

This will be the only exam offered this summer; dates for the fall exams will be available in August.

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.

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


Exam Information

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.

REQUIRED TEXT:

The Equality State. by King, Garner, McConnell, & Schuhmann. (8th Edition, 2017).  Hayden-McNeil. ISBN-13: 978-0738088877.

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 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.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

The Equality State. by King, Garner, McConnell, & Schuhmann. (8th Edition, 2017). Hayden-McNeil. ISBN-13: 978-0738088877.

American Government Brief Ed. Ansolabehere, Ginsberg, & Lowi. (14th edition, 2017). WW Norton. ISBN-13: 9780393283778.

 

Application Procedure

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 Gov't Challenge Exam. The Registrar will check the student's eligibility, determine which test they should take, and help them fill out the credit-by-exam Form.

Once the registrar has completed the form, they will direct the student to contact the Cashier's Office to pay the $80 sitting fee.

After approval and payment, students must bring the form and receipt to the Political Science department in A&S 208. Upon receipt, the department will send students an email invitation to confirm their enrollment. It is imperative that the student accept this invitation.

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 208) no later than 1 pm on the day before the exam.

This process is available to on-campus students only.

Off-Campus Application Procedure

Students wishing to take the Challenge Exam off-campus must first contact the Office of the Registrar in Knight Hall. They should request either the Wyoming Government or American & Wyoming Gov't Challenge Exam. The Registrar will check the student's eligibility, determine which test they should take, and help them fill out the credit-by-exam Form.

Once the registrar has completed the form, they will direct the student to contact the Cashier's Office to pay the $80 sitting fee.

After approval and payment, students must contact the Political Science department; they will be asked to scan and email a copy of your form and receipt, or to send them to the department via snail mail. Upon receipt, the department will send students an email invitation to confirm their enrollment. It is imperative that the student accept this invitation.

Students will also be required to contact a proctor at a community college, university, or public library and have them contact the Political Science department to arrange the off-campus administering of the exam.

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 208) no later than 1 pm on the day before the exam.

This process is available to off-campus students only.


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Political Science Program

Dept. 3197 | A&S 208

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6484

Fax: (307) 766-6771

Email: pols.info@uwyo.edu

Find us on Twitter (Link opens a new window)

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