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DSST Exams

Earn credit at BSC for what you already know!

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What is DSST?

DSST is a widely accepted credit-by-examination program throughout the United States, with more than 1,900 colleges and universities awarding credit for satisfactory scores on DSST exams. For over 30 years the DSST (formerly known as DANTES) exams have provided military personnel with a head start on a post-military career path. Now with DSST any student can earn college credit for what he or she already knows. The DSST Program allows a student to receive college credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom. With 37 exams available, DSST offers students a cost-effective, time-saving way to use their knowledge to accomplish their educational goals.  For additional information, visit the DSST Exams Website. DSST is given by a scheduled appointment only and sessions are limited. To take a DSST Exam:
  1. Schedule an appointment to take your DSST test
  2. Arrive 15 minutes early at the BSC Testing Center with two forms of identification.
  3. Pay a $20 proctoring fee, using a credit or debit card in the Testing Services Office. No cash will be accepted.
Please review the testing policies prior to your appointment. Feel free to contact us with any questions.