Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Exam

If you plan on utilizing the testing center on Saturdays* or after 6 p.m. on weeknights, testing fees must be paid by credit card, money order or check.

*Saturday testing is available only in D-108 on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.

The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) exam is a nationally-recognized credit-by-examination program. With a DANTES exam, students can:

  • Prove their competency in various college-level course materials
  • Earn college credit without taking a course (if the exam is passed)

DANTES exams were originally designed for military veterans and reservists, but civilians and adult students can take them as well. Students can take DANTES exams for:

  • Business
  • Physical Science
  • Humanities
  • Social Science
  • Applied Technology
DANTES Exam Scoring Guide
(Effective June 29, 2009)
ExaminationScoreCredit HoursCourse Equivalent
Art of the Western World 48 3 ARH 1000: Art Appreciation
Astronomy 48 3 AST 1002: Introduction to Astronomy
Business Law II 44 3 BUL 2242: Business Law II
Business Math 48 3 QMB 1001: Business Math
Criminal Justice 49/400* 3 CCJ 1020: Introduction to Criminal Justice
Ethics in America 46/400* 3 PHI 1630: Contemporary Ethical Problems
Foundation of Education 46 3 EDP 2002: Introduction to Educational Psychology
Fundamentals of College Algebra 47/400* 3 MAC 1105: College Algebra
General Anthropology 47 3 ANT 2000: General Anthropology
Here's to Your Health 48/400* 3 HSC 1100: Personal and Community Health
Human Resource Management 46 3 MAN 2300: Human Resources Management
Human Cultural Geography 48  3 GEO 1400: Introduction to Human Geology 
Introduction to Business 46  3 GEB 1101: Introduction to Business 
Introduction to Computing  45/400* 3 CGS 1060C: Basic Computer Concepts
Introduction to Law Enforcement 45  3 CJE 1000: Introduction to Law Enforcement 
Introduction to World Religions 48/400* 3 REL 2300: Religions of the World 
Lifespan Developmental Psychology 46  3 DEP 2004: Developmental Psychology 
Organizational Behavior Psychology  48  3 INP 2002: Introduction to Industrial Psychology
Personal Finance 46/400* 3 FIN 2100: Personal Finance 
Physical Geology  46  3 GLY 1000: Introduction to Geology 
Principles of Financial Accounting 47  3 ACG 1001: Introduction to Accounting 
Principles of Public Speaking  47  3 SPC 1600/SPC 1608 (effective Fall 2009): Introduction to Oral Communication
Principles of Statistics  48/400* 3 STA 2014: Statistics 
Technical Writing 46 3 ENC 1210: Technical Writing

*Three-digit bold numbers indicate score requirements for a newer version of the exam.

Where can I take a DANTES exam?

Seminole State is a national DANTES testing center. You can take the exam at the Assessment and Testing Center.

How can I ensure that Seminole State receives my DANTES test scores?

You are responsible for ensuring that Seminole State has your DANTES records.

  • If you are a veteran, contact Veterans Affairs (VA).
  • Dantes scores must be requested from DSST to be official. You may request your scores be sent to the institution of your choice. Learn more about the process of retrieving your scores at the DSST website.
  • Contact the Assessment and Testing Center at 407.708.2020.

Is There a Fee to Take the DANTES Exam?

Yes. Current fees are:

  • Exam fee: $80*
  • Seminole State registration fee: $15*

* Prices are subject to change.

When Can I Take the Test?

Please choose your preferred testing site for exam hours:

How Can I Learn More About the DANTES Exam?

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