Select a DSST Test
To pass a DSST test and earn college credit, a test taker must have the same subject area knowledge as a student who has taken an equivalent college course. Test takers, therefore, should carefully review available tests to determine if they have sufficient understanding of the subject matter before registering for an exam.
Test takers will also want to check and make sure their school awards credit for passing scores on the tests they've selected.
Familiarize Yourself with Exam Content
DSST offers two important resources to help students study for their tests. Fact sheets are available online for each of the tests being offered (getcollegecredit.com). These documents outline the percentage of exam questions dedicated to specific subjects and offer sample questions that can get students acquainted with test content.
Practice exams for each DSST test are also available online for a small fee. Practice tests help examinees understand the structure and formatting of a test. Plus, test results are available immediately, allowing students to identify any subject areas for which they need additional study.
Complete a DSST Prep Course
Once students are aware of which test subjects could benefit from some extra study time, they might consider completing DSST prep courses to zero in on the skills and knowledge they'll need to pass their tests. Study.com offers more than 20 self-paced online courses that allow students to select which topics they'd like to study. Each course features multiple video lessons, along with self-assessment quizzes, that can be viewed as many times as needed.
DSST tests are available in business, math, humanities, technology, physical science and social sciences categories. Courses in each DSST subject category include: