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How To Avoid "Regressing" Or "Duplicating" DSST Exams.

Updated: Feb 20

Student learning how to avoid “regressing” or “duplicating” his DSST exam.

Avoid “Regressing” Or “Duplicating" Your DSST Exams

Speaking with your academic counselor before taking your DSST test is crucial to avoid the risk of "regressing" or "duplicating" exams.


Regression and Duplication

  • Regression occurs when you take a DSST exam at a lower academic level than a college course you've already completed.

  • Duplication happens when you take a DSST exam similar to a college course you've already taken.

In both cases, even if you pass the DSST exam, you won't be awarded any units.


Avoiding Mistakes

To avoid these issues, it's essential to double-check with your counselor if you've taken any previous college courses with similar DSST exam titles.

Your academic counselor can review your transcripts and ensure you don’t regress or duplicate any DSST exam titles.


Further Reading

If you haven't already, read our article: 5 Questions You Should Ask Your Academic Counselor Before Taking Any DSST Exam for more insights.

Avoiding regression and duplication is crucial for maximizing the benefits of DSST exams and accelerating your degree.

Good luck and happy testing!


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