Test Fees for DSST Exams
The DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) are used to earn a form of college credit. The standard base price to take DSST tests is $85.
In some cases, the test site where a person is taking his or her DSST exam may charge additional fees. Individuals should check with their intended test site to determine if they will face extra exam costs.
Individuals who are in the military may qualify to have their test fees waived on their first attempt at any DSST test. This fee exemption may also apply to their spouses. If either party needs to retake a DSST exam they must pay the standard test fees.
Discounts are sometimes offered to individuals taking DSST tests. The DSST website may contain a flyer with a discount code that allows individuals to take DSST tests for a reduced price.
Where to Pay Test Fees
Individuals taking DSST exams are required to pay test fees at the test center where they are taking their exam. In most cases, payment is made on the day of the test and individuals cannot register or pay for their test in advance.
Those who take the tests at Prometric test sites may be able to register online before test day. This testing option is only available to military-eligible test-takers. You should confirm the availability of the test you want to take if you choose one of these test sites; only ten exams are offered at Prometric locations.
Accepted Payment Methods
Credit cards are the only form of payment accepted when registering to test at Prometric test sites.
In the event that you are not testing at a Prometric site it is important to check directly with your test location to determine which payment options you have.
In some cases, individuals need specific items with them on test day in order to complete their exam. These items include:
- Calculators for tests permitting use of a calculator
- No. 2 pencils, erasers, ballpoint pens (for paper-based tests)
DSST Study Materials
There are dozens of DSST exams that individuals can take to earn college credits. Individuals who are planning to take these tests can use reputable resources, such as the DSST Study Guides listed here, to ensure that they have thoroughly reviewed all of the material that will be on their examination.
These courses are designed to let individuals work through the lessons at any time of the day or night, as long as they have an internet connection. The flexible scheduling enables prospective test-takers to fit study time into their schedules. Available titles include: