DANTES Standardized Subject Tests (DSST)

DSST offers 37 Internet-based exams in the areas of social sciences, business, humanities, applied technology, physical sciences, and mathematics. College credit may be awarded for both lower and upper division courses.

DSST/DANTES exams cost $115. Two payments are required:

1.     $80 payment to DSST/DANTES (payable with credit card only).

2.     $35 payment to the University of Oklahoma (payable with debit, credit, and prepaid cards).

All DSST/DANTES exams may NOT apply to your particular degree program, so be certain to check with your advisor before taking a DSST/DANTES exam.

For more information on the DSST/DANTES program, go to Get College Credit.

Appointments to take the DSST/DANTES exam cannot be made online. Please call (405) 325-1208 to schedule an appointment.




We don't want you to give up on your exam.
That's why, for a limited time only, we're offeringfree exam retake vouchers to every test candidate who does not pass their DSST exam on the first try.








Make sure that your college or university accepts DSST exams for college credit.


Review the exam fact sheet for an overview of test material.


Experience the DSST testing platform by taking a FREE
practice exam.



This promotion does not apply to the Principles of Public Speaking exam.


This promotion does not apply to paper-based tests.




Take a DSST Exam between December 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019.




If you do not pass your first attempt at an exam, a FREE retake voucher code will be emailed to you. This may take up to five business days.




During the onsite registration process, select the DSST Domain and enter the voucher code as payment.




Exam fees are covered for eligible military service members. Service members who are self-funding their exam may be eligible for program promotions and discounts. Active Duty and Reserve Service Members: refer to theDSST Funding Guide;Veterans: visit theVA Website.


About the DSST Credit-by-Exam Program


DSST prior-learning exams offer students a quick and easy way to earn college credit. With more than 30 exam titles to choose from, these exams shorten the pathway to graduation while reducing college costs. There are over 1900 institutions across the country that participate in our program.


Exam preparation materials from Prometric and Peterson's are on the website.



DSST Exam Program Updates:

Veteran Students: DSST Exams Now Reimbursable Under VA Education Benefits Thanks to the “Forever GI Bill,” U.S. Veterans can use their Post- 9/11 entitlement—dollar-for-dollar—for licensing and certification exams. Read about it here.

New DSST Exams:Need three science or technology credits? Try Introduction to Geology and Ethics in Technology




*Only exams taken between December 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019 are eligible for this promotion. Free Exam Retake Vouchers are issued for failed exams only and must be redeemed by April 10, 2019. As per the DSST Exam Retake Policy, students must wait 30 days before retaking a failed exam. This promotion does not apply to the Principles of Public Speaking exam. This promotion does not apply to paper-based tests. Students are responsible for paying any applicable test center fees. Students are responsible for ensuring that their college or university accepts DSST prior-learning exams for credit.