Ch 1: DSST Informational Resources

About This Chapter

Learn important information about DSST exams with this series of short articles. The topics covered in this chapter can help you better prepare for DSST exams and understand essential details about these tests, including its scoring system and test dates.

About the DSST Tests - Chapter Summary & Learning Objectives

In this chapter, you'll find a collection of simple articles about DSST tests. The articles help you make sure you understand basic information about DSST. When you're finished with these articles, you'll be familiar with:

  • DSST testing centers and exam dates
  • Currently offered DSST exams
  • DSST exam preparation strategies
  • The meaning of the acronym 'DSST'
  • The DSST scoring system
  • DSST score conversion

Resource Benefits

These articles can help you enhance your DSST test preparation experience because:

  • They're easily accessible: You can access the articles on any desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.
  • They're authoritative: The articles are well researched and accurate.
  • They're practical: The knowledge you equip yourself with can help you perform well on DSST exams.
  • They're flexible: You can review these articles at home, school or work.

15 Lessons in Chapter 1: DSST Informational Resources
DSST Test Dates

1. DSST Test Dates

DSST tests are available at official testing centers on various dates. Read on to learn how to find convenient DSST test dates, where you may take tests, what to expect on your test day, and how to prepare for your DSST exams.

DSST Exam Locations

2. DSST Exam Locations

Find out where you can take a DSST exam with this article. You'll learn how to register for these assessments and what you need to do before test day to get the score you want.

Finding Local DSST Testing Centers

3. Finding Local DSST Testing Centers

The DSST credit-by-examination program allows students to earn college credit by passing standardized tests in specific subject areas. Get details on where DSST tests are administered, how to schedule one, what exams are available and how to prepare for them. DSST Scholarship: Application Form & Information

4. DSST Scholarship: Application Form & Information

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How Does DSST Scoring Work?

5. How Does DSST Scoring Work?

The scores you earn on DSST tests can help you earn college credit. Read on to learn how DSST scores work and how to achieve passing scores on these tests.

DSST Score Conversion

6. DSST Score Conversion

Learn about changes made to DSST scoring standards over the past decade and find out how they impact passing scores on these credit-granting exams. You can also discover resources to help you get acquainted with exam content and study for your test.

What does DSST Stand For?

7. What does DSST Stand For?

DSST is an acronym for the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests. These exams allow students to earn college credit in more than 30 subjects. Read on to find out more about these exams' test format, fee and scheduling info, and learn where to find online resources that can help you prepare.

How to Study for the DSST

8. How to Study for the DSST

Students who pass DSST tests can earn credit for equivalent college courses, thereby saving both time and money while pursuing a college degree. Read on for tips to help you successfully select and prepare for DSST exams.

DSST Exam List

9. DSST Exam List

DANTES Subject Standardized Tests are an alternative way of earning college credit for both lower and upper division courses. The comprehensive list below includes all the current DSST offerings along with resources to help you prepare for each one.

DSST Test Day Preparation

10. DSST Test Day Preparation

This article looks at some of the important things that DSST test-takers should be aware of in order to be ready on their exam day, including what to bring with them and how to access reputable study resource materials.

DSST Test Accommodations

11. DSST Test Accommodations

Before scheduling a DSST exam it is a good idea to determine if you qualify for test accommodations. This article reviews the application process as well as common accommodations offered to test-takers.

DSST Test Retake Policy

12. DSST Test Retake Policy

Read this article to learn about the retake policy for DSST exams, including the waiting period and fees for retaking exams. You can also review tips for successfully preparing for a retake.

DSST Test Cost

13. DSST Test Cost

Learn about the costs of DSST tests here. You can also find out where to pay test fees and what payment methods are typically accepted. There is also information about possible discounts and test fee exemptions.

DSST Prep Product Comparison

14. DSST Prep Product Comparison

Looking for DSST prep materials? We've built a comprehensive list of our favorite resources to help you study for your DSST exams and earn real college credit. DSST Scholarship for Military Members

15. DSST Scholarship for Military Members

For those who serve or have served in the U.S. military, a college degree may seem difficult to achieve. hopes to reduce the cost of DSST exams and make college more affordable for active service members and veterans through a $500 scholarship for members of the U.S. military.

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