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:
- Physical Science
- Social Science
- Applied Technology
DSST (formerly DANTES) Testing Scores
|DSST (formerly DANTES) Exam Scoring Guide|
(Effective June 3, 2015)
|Examination||Score||Credit Hours||Course 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.
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.
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).