Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)

The DSST program may be used for granting university credits to those who demonstrate proficiency in specific subjects. The following are guidelines for accepting credits:

  1. Credits earned by DSST are granted to enrolled students. Such credits may be counted toward degrees but count as transfer credits, and they may not be included in the residency requirement for graduation. No grades or quality points will be assigned to DSST credits.
  2. The recommendation by the American Council on Education for designated passing scores and lower- and upper-division credit values will be used to issue university credits.
  3. A student may not receive credit through DSST for a course which is a prerequisite for a course already taken nor for an equivalent university course already taken.
  4. A maximum of 25 percent of the total credits required for a degree (31 credits) may be earned using CLEP, DSST, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, credit by examination, and any organization with the American Council on Education recommendation (study.com, Straighterline, etc.).