DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
NEW: Register online: DSST Registration.
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
Register online: DSST Registration.
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 UNCW fee is $25 (online registration adds a $3 convenience fee). The DSST fee is $80 due on the day of the test and requires a credit card payment.. No refunds will be given. As a general policy, University Testing Services does not provide refunds.In extenuating circumstances, we reserve the right to charge a $15 processing fee for funds issued due to cancelations and/or rescheduling.
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.