DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
DSST's are credit-by-examination tests designed to allow a student to demonstrate proficiency in an area of study normally taught at a college or university. Tests are available in 38 college subject areas. See DSST for more information. These tests are frequently used in conjunction with CLEP tests by students pursuing college degrees in non-traditional formats. Whereas CLEP tests are almost exclusively used for lower level credit at institutions, DSST's may apply for both upper and lower level credit.
Test Time: approximately 2 hours. Also, scratch paper and pencils are provided.
Valid ID Form Required: driver's license, or passport, or military ID must be presented at the time of testing.
How to Register
Call University Testing Services at 910-962-7444. Select a date and time to
test. Note: the $25 payment to UNCW is due when you register for
the test. The DSST fee ($80) is due on the day of the test. Advance appointments
are strongly recommended.
Date and Times Offered
DSST Tests are offered Monday through Friday at 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm. Friday afternoon appointments are not available from the first week in May to the first week in August.
Cost, Refunds, and Reschedule Policy
The fee is $25 plus $80 on the day of the test. The $25 is payable to UNCW when making the appointment. Use a credit card to pay via telephone. Checks, money orders, cash or credit cards are accepted if making the appointment in person. The $80 is payable to DSST and only credit cards are accepted. No refunds will be given. Reschedule your appointment by calling University Testing Services at 910-962-7444 least one business day in advance of your scheduled test date. Rescheduling is not permitted on the day of the test.