DSST (formerly DANTES) Exam

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 Scoring Guide
DSST (formerly DANTES) Exam Scoring Guide
(Effective June 3, 2015)
ExaminationScoreCredit HoursCourse Equivalent
A History of the Vietnam War 44 3 AMH 1059: A History of Vietnam War
Art of the Western World 48 3 ARH 1000: Art Appreciation
Astronomy 48 3 AST 1002: Introduction to Astronomy
Business Ethics and Society 400 3 GEB 1441: Business Ethics and Society
Business Math 48/400* 3 QMB 1001: Business Mathematics
Criminal Justice 49/ 400* 3 CCJ 1020: Introduction to Criminal Justice
Environment and Humanity 46 3 EVR 1017: Ecosystems and Societies IB
Ethics in America 46/ 400* 3 PHI 1630: Contemporary Ethical Problems
Fundamentals of College Algebra 47/ 400* 4 MAT 1033: Intermediate 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
Introduction to Business 46/400* 3 GEB 1101: Introduction to Business 
Introduction to Computing  45/ 400* 3 CGS 1060C: Basic Computer Concepts
Introduction to Geography 48 3 GEO 1400: Introduction to Human Geology 
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 48  3 INP 2002: Introduction to Industrial Psychology
Personal Finance 46/ 400* 3 FIN 2100: Personal Finance 
Principles of Physical Science I 47 3 PSC 1341: Principles of Physical Science I
Principles of Public Speaking  47  3 SPC 1608: Introduction to Oral Communication
Principles of Statistics  48/ 400* 3 STA 2023: Statistical Methods I
Principles of Supervision 46/400* 3 MNA 1345: Principles of Supervision
Technical Writing 46 3 ENC 1210: Technical Writing

*Three-digit bold numbers indicate score requirements for a newer version of the exam.

Additional Questions

Will Seminole State Receive my Test Scores?

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.
When and Where Can I Take the Test?

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:

Is There a Fee to Test?

Yes. Current fees are:

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

* Prices are subject to change.

How Can I Learn More About the DSST Exam?

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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