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How Can I Guarantee My School Receives My DSST Exam Results (For Free)?

Updated: Apr 11


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Score Report


You must have a score report sent to your college or university to receive college credit for passing your DSST exam.

Your score report will display your test score and indicate whether you passed your exam.

Once your college or university receives your score report, they will apply your credits toward your degree.

In this article, we’ll explain how to have your score report sent to your college or university (for free) and provide you with helpful information and tips to help you along the way.


 
Ensuring that your institution receives your free score report will save you time and money by helping you avoid the need to order official transcripts in the future.
 


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What’s my Institutional Score Report Recipient Code, and Why Do I Need It?


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Score Report: Institutional Score Report Recipient Code


Every college or university is designated a 4-digit Institutional Score Report Recipient code that allows Prometric to send your academic institution an official score report (for free).

You must know your school's 4-digit Institutional Score Report Recipient code so Prometric can forward your exam results to your institution.


Currently (for non-military civilians), whether or not your score report is automatically sent depends on where and how you registered for your exam.


Let’s explore this in further detail.



 
Contact your school’s registrar’s office or academic counselor to confirm you have the correct 4-digit Institutional Score Report Recipient code.
 


Score Report: Where You Take Your Exam Affects How Your Institution Receives Your Score Report


Student looking to take her DSST exam.

Taking Your DSST Exam: Choose From Three Options


 

At a College or University (if available):


  • Register through TC Prometric when you arrive at the institution.

  • You'll enter your 4-digit Institutional Score Report Recipient code during registration.

  • If you enter the correct code, your score report will automatically be sent to your institution.


 

At a Prometric Test Center:


  • Register for your exam on Prometric's website.

  • Unfortunately, you won't have the option to enter your 4-digit Institutional Score Report Recipient code during registration.

  • After completing the exam, you must call Prometric the day after and provide them with your 4-digit report code.

  • Prometric will forward your score report to your institution for free within 90 days.


 

Online Remotely with Prometric:


  • Similar to registering at a physical test center, you won't have the option to enter your code during registration.

  • You must call Prometric one day after your online exam and provide them with your 4-digit institutional score report recipient code.

  • Prometric will forward your score report to your institution for free within 90 days.



Let's examine each of the options and evaluate their benefits and drawbacks to determine which would be best for you.

 
Each time you take an exam, you must ensure your score report is forwarded to your institution.
 


College or University: Score Report Instructions


College that provides DSST exams.

College Test Centers


If you take your DSST exam at a college or university, you must register for it when you arrive at the test center.

Your administrator will have you register for your DSST exam through Prometric TC Net.


 
You must register and input your school’s Institutional Score Report Recipient code at the test center on the day of your exam.
 


College or University: Your Registration Screen Should Resemble The Example Below  (Prometric TC Net).


Prometric TC Net website on a desktop.

Prometric TC Net


Registering under the Prometric TC Net platform will allow you to enter your school's 4-digit Institutional Score Report Recipient code.

If you enter the correct 4-digit Institutional Score Report Recipient code, your score report will be automatically sent to your college or university.



 


College or University: 4-digit Institutional Score Report Recipient code


Screenshot of Prometric DSST platform showing Instituional Score Recipient field.

Institutional Score Report Recipient code


  • Please ensure you enter the correct 4-digit code associated with your institution when registering for your exam.

  • If you do not input the correct 4-digit code associated with your institution, your school will not receive your exam results, and you’ll need to contact Prometric directly.

  • Entering the correct score report code during registration will streamline the process to ensure your college or university receives a complimentary score report.


 
If you enter an incorrect Institutional Score Report Recipient code, you might be required to order an official transcript, which involves an additional fee.
 


If you don't want your school to receive your results, enter "0000," and your score report will not be sent (see below).


Screenshot of Prometric DSST testing platform.


 


Taking Your Exam at a College or University: What to Expect


DSST exam computer room with desktops on desks.

Expectations


Score Report Automation

  • You can enter your 4-digit score report code during registration, which will automatically send your score report to your college or university.

 

Convenience

On-Campus for Students:

  • University students can conveniently take their DSST exams on campus.

 

On-Campus for Non-Students:


  • Non-students also have the option to take their DSST exams on campus, although accessibility may vary by location.

 

Proctor Fee

Fee Requirement:


  • Alongside the DSST exam fee, a proctor fee typically must be paid.


 


Example Proctor Fee: Azusa Pacific University


Screenshot of Azuza Pacific University DANTES Subject Starndardized Test (DSST) 2023-2024 academic catalog.

Azusa Pacific University


Proctor Fee:


  • Azusa Pacific University imposes a $30 proctor fee for each attempt.

 

Payment Process:


  • The proctor fee is payable online after securing your appointment.


 

DSST Exam Fee:


  • On the day of your exam, you must also pay the DSST exam fee of $100.00.


 


Example Proctor Fee: Middle Tennessee State University


Screenshot of Middle Tennessee State University's DSST test registration website page.

Middle Tennessee State University


Proctor Fee:


  • Middle Tennessee State University imposes a $30 proctor fee for each attempt.


 

Payment Process:


  • The proctor fee is payable online after securing your appointment.



 

DSST Exam Fee:


  • On the day of your exam, you must also pay the DSST exam fee of $100.00.



 


Testing at a Prometric DSST Test Center: Score Report Instructions

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Overview: Prometric Test Centers


 

Easy Access Across the United States:


 

Registration Process:


  • To take your exam at a Prometric test center, you must register for your appointment online via the Prometric website.

 


Prometric Test Center: Your registration screen should resemble the example below.


Screenshot of Prometric DSST test center registration.

Test Center Registration


Registration:


  • Upon exam registration, you'll receive a 16-digit student confirmation number. 

  • Keep the post-registration email handy for exam day. 

  • Contact Prometric within 2-3 days after your exam, providing your registration number and 4-digit Institutional Score Report Recipient code. 

  • Inform them you couldn't input your school's 4-digit code during registration. 

  • Once you provide Prometric with your Institutional Score Report Recipient code, they'll send your score report (exam results) to your institution for free.


Exam Day Preparation:


  • For a smooth exam day, have your registration confirmation email and identification accessible. 



 


Prometric Test Center: What to Expect


DSST computer room showing desktop computers.

Testing at a Prometric Test Center


Taking your DSST exam at a Prometric Test Center provides several advantages for a convenient and efficient experience.


No Proctor Fees:


  • Most of the time, you won't encounter additional proctor fees at the test site.

  • Enjoy the peace of mind that everything is handled before entering the exam room.

 

Online Reservations:


 

Hassle-Free Scheduling:

  • Prometric's Pro Scheduler streamlines the entire process.

  • Search for a nearby test center, schedule your final exam, and make online payments seamlessly.

  • Choose a date and time that suits your schedule for maximum convenience.

  • Planning ensures you have the best available options.

 

In-Person Interaction:


  • Testing remotely may not be suitable for everyone.

  • In-person interaction with a proctor offers reassurance, providing a controlled environment for your exam.



 
On exam day, simply arrive at your selected test center with your confirmation number and proper identification.
 


Testing Remotely (Online) With Prometric: Score Report Instructions

Student testing remotely on her Desktop with DSST exams.

Remote Testing


  • Similar to the process at a physical test center, you must contact Prometric 2-3 days after your exam.

  • When registering for your DSST exam online with Prometric for remote testing, you won't find an option to input your 4-digit Institutional Score Report Recipient code.

  • Share your school's 4-digit code with them and explain the absence during registration.

  • By providing this information, Prometric will forward your score report to your college or university at no extra cost, ensuring a smooth process.



 


Testing Remotely with Prometric: Your Registration Screen Should Resemble The Example Below.


Desktop showing how to register remotely for your DSST exam.


 


Remote Testing With Prometric: What to Expect


Female student take her DSST exam remotely.

Remote Testing



No Additional Proctor Fees


  • There is no need to stress about extra fees.

  • You only pay the straightforward DSST exam fee for online remote testing.

 

Comfort and Safety

  • Enjoy the ease of taking your DSST exams from the comfort and safety of your own home.

  • Utilize ProProctor to take your DSST exam from virtually anywhere in the world.

 

Online Convenience

  • Online proctoring allows you to schedule and take your DSST exams based on your preferences and availability.

 

Online Reservations


  • Our blog, “Can you Take DSST Exams at Home (Remotely)? Yes, you Can! Learn How," will walk you through scheduling your exam remotely online.


 


Student Follow-Up: Prometric's Contact Information


Student calling Prometric to give her 4-digit school code.

Contact Prometric


 

Currently, when registering through Prometric's Pro Scheduler, the interface doesn't allow you to input your Institutional Score Recipient Code during registration.

 

Until this feature is available, you must contact them directly for assistance.

 


Contact Prometric at:


Toll Free: 1-877-471-9860




 
When requesting your score report from Prometric, reference your student registration number and 4-digit Institutional Score Report Recipient code for accuracy and efficiency.
 


What is My School’s 4-digit Institutional Score Report Recipient Code?

Student viewing DSST school codes on laptop computer.

4-digit Institutional Score Report Recipient Code


We highly recommend contacting your school’s registrar’s office or school counselor to obtain your 4-digit Institutional Score Report Recipient code.

However, you can view our list of the most comprehensive academic institutions in the United States that accept DSST exams and their corresponding 4-digit Institutional Score Report Recipient code.

Please note that institutions may occasionally update their data without notifying us.

So again, we strongly recommend contacting your school's registrar's office or academic counselor for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Don't hesitate to contact us with further questions concerning your school’s Institutional Score Recipient Report code; we'll gladly assist you.

 

To access your college or university Institutional Score Report Recipient code, visit our link below:



 
Search for your institution: Press Ctrl + F (Windows, Chrome OS) or ⌘ + F (Mac) and enter the name of your school into the Find Box to locate the corresponding 4-digit Institutional Score Report Recipient code.
 


How Long Does It Take For My Score Report To Arrive?


College campus offering DSST exams.

Score Report Arrival


  • Within 4-6 weeks, you should check with your college or university to confirm that they have received your score results and applied the credit toward your degree.

  • Any delay in receiving your scores could be attributed to an inaccurate institution code.

  • In the event of a delayed score report, it is advisable to reach out directly to your educational institution.

 
Your institution should obtain your score report within 90 days following your test date.
 


Instances When You Should Contact Prometric Regarding Your Score Reports

Prometric DSST customer service team.

Ensure a smooth handling of your exam results.


When to reach out to Prometric regarding your score reports:


Missing 4-Digit School Code:

  • If you didn't provide the required 4-digit school code (Institutional Score Recipient Report Code) during exam registration, contacting Prometric promptly is vital.


Changing Educational Institutions:


  • If you want to redirect scores from a previous exam to a different educational institution, contacting Prometric is necessary to facilitate this process.


Prometric’s Contact Information:

Toll Free: 1-877-471-9860


 

DSST Transcripts: When Should I Consider Ordering a Transcript?


DSST transcipt customer service employee giving a happy greating.

DSST Transcripts


Your free score report makes it easy for schools to apply your credits to your degree, saving you the extra transcript fee and hassle of separately ordering transcripts.

However, there may be particular circumstances in which you’ll need to order transcripts.

Here are two critical scenarios:

  • School Request: If your school has requested an official sealed transcript of your DSST exams.

  • Personal Records: You may want to keep a personal record of your academic achievements.


 

Pro Tip:

If you must order a transcript, we recommend taking all your DSST exams first and then ordering a transcript.

Otherwise, you’ll spend money ordering a transcript for each DSST exam.


 

Pro Tip:

Transcripts are only accessible for ordering 3-5 business days after your test date.

Staying informed about the availability and timing of transcript orders ensures a smooth and efficient process.

Plan ahead and secure your transcripts when needed for a seamless academic journey.

Learn how to order your transcripts here:

 
One transcript can contain all of the DSST exams you’ve taken.
 


Conclusion


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Final Thoughts


In weighing the pros and cons of taking your DSST exams, whether at a college campus, Prometric test center, or online remotely, it becomes evident that the advantages surpass the drawbacks.


The potential cost savings (particularly by avoiding proctor fees) can be significant, especially for those taking multiple DSST exams.


Nevertheless, the proctor fee becomes less significant for students who prioritize the convenience of taking DSST exams on campus.


In the end, the decision lies in your hands.


Consider your preferences, convenience, and financial considerations to make an informed choice that aligns with your needs and circumstances.


Whether you opt for a college campus, a Prometric test center, or explore the convenience of remote exams, the flexibility offered ensures you can tailor your DSST exam experience to suit your needs.


To ensure your score reports are sent to your college or university, you must know your school’s 4-digit Institutional Score Report Recipient code.

After completing your exam, following up with Prometric (if applicable) is essential.

Within 4-6 weeks, you should also check with your college or university to confirm that they have received your score results and applied the credit toward your degree.

These steps will help you stay on track with your academic goals.

As always, contact us if you have any questions or need assistance.


We are here to help!


Good luck, and happy testing!

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