WHAT IS A DSST TEST?
Not just for the military – DSST exams are now for everyone
DSST, formerly known as DANTES Subject Standardized Tests, is a nationally recognized program that allows you to receive college credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom. DSST exams are designed to test your knowledge of a particular subject in order to award college credit.
While they were originally designed for military, DSST exams are now available for anyone who wants to test out of courses to earn college credit. A passing score on a DSST exam indicates that you have the same level of knowledge as someone who took the same subject in a traditional classroom. Think of it as skipping right to the final exam in a college course and having your entire grade based on that test. The number of credits earned depends on the exam subject.