DSST Testing Center Locations
DSST tests are available at more than 1,200 testing centers across the United States. Students interested in finding local testing centers may search for locations on the DSST website (getcollegecredit.com). Testing centers are commonly found at accredited colleges and adult education centers or at corporations and military bases.
Exam Scheduling and Payment
To schedule an exam, students must contact their selected testing center directly. Each testing center sets its own schedule, so DSST exams are available throughout the year.
The cost for each test starts at $80, as of November 2015, but additional fees may be levied by individual testing centers. The U.S. Department of Defense pays DSST test fees for active-duty military personnel and their spouses, and qualifying veterans may be eligible for reimbursement through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
About DSST Tests
Nearly 2,000 colleges and universities award credit based on DSST tests. Each test lasts approximately two hours and, depending on the location, may be taken either on paper or on a computer. More than 30 DSST tests are available in six subject areas:
- Physical Science
- Social Sciences
Preparing for DSST Tests
Students studying for DSST tests may take advantage of several preparatory resources.
- Prometric, which administers DSST tests, offers official practice exams for a small fee to help test-takers prepare for the exam experience and identify subject areas in which they need additional preparation.
- Study.com offers DSST study guides, featuring video lessons and quizzes, for 20 different tests. Explore examples of these courses using the links below.
- DSST Technical Writing: Study Guide & Test Prep
- DSST Introduction to Business: Study Guide & Test Prep
- DSST Principles of Statistics: Study Guide & Test Prep
- DSST Introduction to World Religions: Study Guide & Test Prep
- DSST Astronomy: Study Guide & Test Prep
- DSST The Civil War & Reconstruction: Study Guide & Test Prep