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DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)

Through the DSST program, formerly known as DANTES, more than 1,600 participating colleges and universities across the United States award college credit to those who demonstrate that they have knowledge comparable to someone who completed an authorized classroom course in a given subject.  It is essential to first check with your academic advisor to see what DSST offerings fit within your current or proposed curriculum.  For a complete list of DSST courses, as well as Frequently Asked Questions, go to the Student Development website.

Internet-Based Testing

All DSST test titles are available via Internet-based testing.  When taking a DSST test online, you will be required to create a username and password at the time of testing.  The test fee is paid by credit card only.  Candidates have two hours to complete their examination after they click "Begin Test."

Test Fees and Procedures

DSST exams are $80 plus $15 registration (total $95) payable on-line by credit card (charge subject to change).  Please call the Student Development Center at (812) 941-2312 to register for a test appointment.

Score Reports

Candidates testing online can receive immediate test results by viewing their unofficial score report at the end of the testing session.

Retesting Policy

If you do not receive a passing score, you may take the test again after 90 calendar days.  Please do not attempt to take the test before the 90 days have passed, because your test will be invalid and your test fee will not be refunded.

For more information about DSST, visit the Student Development Center webpage, which includes a Frequently Asked Questions document covering DSST. 


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