Who Must Meet the Requirement FAQs

  1. I am a freshman. Does the Civic Literacy requirement apply to me?
    The Civic Literacy requirement applies to freshmen initially entering Florida Atlantic University beginning in Fall 2018 or subsequent semesters. If you entered as a freshman in summer 2018 or earlier, you need not meet the requirement.
  2. I am a transfer student from a Florida state college or community college. Does the requirement apply to me?
    If you started at a Florida state college or community college prior to Fall 2018, the requirement does not apply.
  3. I transferred to FAU from another state university in Florida. Does the requirement apply?
    If your initial entry date at your previous institution was prior to Fall 2018, the requirement does not apply. If your initial entry term was Fall 2018 or a subsequent semester, the requirement does apply.
  4. I transferred to FAU from an out-of-state institution. Does the requirement apply?
    Yes.
  5. Does this requirement apply to students seeking a second baccalaureate degree? 
    If the student's initial entry date at a state college or university was Fall 2018 or a subsequent semester, this requirement does apply.
  6. I took POS 2041 or AMH 2020 prior to Fall 2018. Do I still need to meet this requirement?
    The state has determined that courses taken prior to Fall 2018 had differing learning objectives and thus do not meet the requirement. To verify this, please check your degree audit.
  7. How will I know for sure if I must complete the requirement?
    Check your Degree Audit Report. If you must meet the requirement, it will appear on the report. If you still have questions, ask your academic advisor.
  8. If I transfer out, how will the other Florida institution know that I have met the Civic Literacy requirement?
    Completion of the requirement will appear on the FAU transcript.


 Last Modified 10/22/18