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When Will I Know My DSST Exam Score and Results?

Updated: Feb 22

Students viewing their DSST exam results.

DSST Exam Results

If you plan to take a DSST exam, you may wonder when and how you'll receive your results.

Here's what you need to know.


Types of Exams

There are two types of DSST exams: computer-based tests (CBT) and paper-based tests (PBT).


Computer-based Tests

Computer based DSST exam.

DSST Computerized Exam

If you choose the CBT option, you'll receive your results immediately after you finish the exam.

This option is ideal if you're looking for quick feedback.

You can check your score report at the test center.


Paper-based Tests

Scantron DSST exam.

Scantron Exams

If you choose the PBT option, your results will be mailed and arrive within 90 days.

This option takes longer than CBT, but it's still a reliable way to get your results.


Correct College Code

To ensure that your official DSST exam scores are sent to your institution, you must provide the correct college code to Prometric.

This code is essential for your institution to grant you credit hours.

You can contact your academic advisor or the DSST Exam Team to obtain the college code.

Ensure you have the correct code to avoid delays in getting your credit hours.


Checking Your Scores

Once you receive your results, you can check your scores to see how well you did.

A score of 400 or higher is typically considered a passing grade.

Remember that the pass mark may vary depending on your institution or program, so it's best to check with your academic advisor.


Retaking Exams

If you don't pass the DSST exam on your first attempt, you can retake it after a waiting period of 30 days.

Remember to study hard and use resources such as practice exams and study guides to increase your chances of success.



Graduating class ceremony.

Final Thoughts

DSST exam results can be obtained immediately or within 90 days, depending on the type of exam you choose.

The correct college code is essential to ensure your official scores are sent to your institution.

Check your scores to see if you passed, and if you didn't, use available resources to improve your chances on the next attempt.


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