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Earn Credit by Examination

DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests)

Students may receive credit by examination for achieving acceptable scores on the DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests). Test scores should be sent to the Registrar's Office at University of North Carolina Wilmington for placement and credit evaluation. Listed below are the various DSST examinations, required minimum scores, UNC Wilmington course equivalents, and credit awarded.

DSST Exam UNCW Course(s)
Min Score
Environment and Humanity EVS 195 3 46/400
General Anthropology ANT 105 3 47/400
Human/Cultural Geography GGY 140 3 48/400
Introduction to Business BUS 105 + BUS 001(2) 3 46/400
Introduction to World Religions PAR 125 3 48/400
Lifespan Developmental Psychology PSY 223 3 47/400
Principles of Public Speaking COM 101 3 52/400
Principles of Statistics STT 215 3 50/400

No credit is awarded for the following exams:

A History of the Vietnam War
Art of the Western World
Business Ethics and Society
Business Mathematics
Computing and Information Technology
Criminal Justice
Ethics in America
Foundations of Education
Fundamentals of College Algebra
Fundamentals of Counseling
Fundamentals of Cyber Security
Health and Human Development
History of the Soviet Union
Human Resource Management
Introduction to the Modern Middle East
Introduction to Law Enforcement
Management Information Systems
Money and Banking
Organizational Behavior
Personal Finance
Principles of Advanced English Composition
Principles of Physical Science I
Principles of Finance
Principles of Supervision
Substance Abuse
Technical Writing
The Civil War and Reconstruction
Western Europe Since 1945

(last updated March 2017)