DSST (formerly DANTES) Exam

If you plan on taking an exam on Saturdays* or after 6 p.m. on weeknights, and the exam requires payment, testing fees must be paid by credit card, money order or check.

*Saturday testing is available only in building A (room 176) on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.

The DSST (formerly DANTES) exam is a nationally-recognized credit-by-examination program. With a DSST exam, students can:

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

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

  • Business
  • Physical Science
  • Humanities
  • Social Science
  • Applied Technology

DSST (formerly DANTES) Testing Scores

DSST (formerly DANTES) Exam Scoring Guide
 (Effective June 3, 2015) 
ExaminationScoreCredit HoursCourse Equivalent
A History of the Vietnam War443AMH 1059: A History of Vietnam War
Art of the Western World483ARH 1000: Art Appreciation
Astronomy483AST 1002: Introduction to Astronomy
Business Ethics and Society4003GEB 1441: Business Ethics and Society
Business Math48/400*3QMB 1001: Business Mathematics
Criminal Justice49/  400* 3CCJ 1020: Introduction to Criminal Justice
Environment and Humanity463EVR 1017: Ecosystems and Societies IB
Ethics in America46/  400* 3PHI 1630: Contemporary Ethical Problems
Fundamentals of College Algebra47/  400* 4MAT 1033: Intermediate Algebra
General Anthropology473ANT 2000: General Anthropology
Here's to Your Health48/  400* 3HSC 1100: Personal and Community Health
Human Resource Management463MAN 2300: Human Resources Management
Introduction to Business46/400*3GEB 1101: Introduction to Business 
Introduction to Computing 45/  400* 3CGS 1060C: Basic Computer Concepts
Introduction to Geography483GEO 1400: Introduction to Human Geology 
Introduction to Law Enforcement45 3CJE 1000: Introduction to Law Enforcement 
Introduction to World Religions48/  400* 3REL 2300: Religions of the World 
Lifespan Developmental Psychology46 3DEP 2004: Developmental Psychology 
Organizational Behavior48 3INP 2002: Introduction to Industrial Psychology
Personal Finance46/  400* 3FIN 2100: Personal Finance 
Principles of Physical Science I473PSC 1341: Principles of Physical Science I
Principles of Public Speaking 47 3SPC 1608: Introduction to Oral Communication
Principles of Statistics 48/  400* 3STA 2023: Statistical Methods I
Principles of Supervision46/400*3MNA 1345: Principles of Supervision
Technical Writing463ENC 1210: Technical Writing

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

Additional Questions

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

  • If you are a veteran, contact Veterans Affairs (VA).
  • DSST 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.

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

Please choose your preferred testing site for exam hours:

Yes. Current fees are:

  • Exam fee: $85*
  • Seminole State registration fee: $15*

* Prices are subject to change.

For more information about the DSST exam:

  • Speak with a Seminole State academic counselor at 407.708.2337.
  • Visit the College Board's CLEP/DSST website or call 877.471.9860.
  • Call the Professional Testing Center at 407.708.2020.

Examination Day Reminders

  • Prior to taking any examination, you will need to present a current, valid and original photo ID with a signature (e.g., passport, driver’s license or state-issued ID card).
  • If your photo ID does not include a signature, a second ID is required with your name and signature (e.g., Social Security card, voter registration card, credit card or debit card).


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