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What Are DSST Exams?

Updated: Dec 4, 2022

DSST exams are proctored at college campuses and individual test sites.

D.S.S.T exams, also known as DANTES Subject Standardized Tests, are a series of assessments offered through the DSST program.

DSST exams are designed to measure college-level knowledge in specific subject areas.

DSST exams offer a choice of formats, including internet or paper-based.

Test takers are given 2 hours to complete the 100-question exam that may be taken at authorized testing centers, mostly on college campuses.

Prometric administers Internet-based versions of DSST exams under contract with the Department of Defense (for military personnel) or on a fee basis (for civilians).

DSST exams consist of 38 tests that fall under six subject categories:

  • Physical Science

  • Technology

  • Humanities

  • Business

  • Mathematics

  • Social Science

DSST exams are an efficient and affordable way to earn college credit.

Test takers who pass a DSST exam can receive college credit from more than 1,900 colleges and universities nationwide.

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