DSST (Known as DANTES)


DSST (Subject Standardized Tests)
These tests are an effective method to provide your college with evidence of prior learning. There are 38 exams available at a competitive fee complement other credit by exam programs such as CLEP (except for Public Speaking). Prior Learning Assessment will help you accelerate your path to degree completion while saving you the time it takes to sit through a course as well as the additional dollars spent on tuition.

While the exams are funded for active-duty military and their spouses, DSST tests are not just for those in the military. Adult learners, homeschooled students, and military veterans are also eligible to earn college credits through DSST. Before you take a DSST, consult with your advisor to be sure the test fits your curriculum. There are over 38 Courses in the areas of Social Science, Business, Mathematics, Applied Technology, Humanities, and Physical Science.

FEES

DSST Exams are $80.
Sonoma State fee is $25.

DSST Test fees must be paid by credit card online, when registering for a DSST test the day of the examt. Examinees will first register online and pay with the card then and there. The SSU fee portion can be paid by credit card, cash or personal check to our Customer Service. Instructions will be given regarding this on the day of the exam, as this will be done first before registering for the DSST exam itself.

SCHEDULING
(Monday - Friday, starting at 4pm)
The DSST at SSU is an 'on-demand' test meaning examinees can schedule a testing session when they are ready to take the exam; provided there are open scheduling times during the work week, M-F starting at 4pm. The Testing Center is located in Salazar Hall 1060. The registration for the DSST is done the same day of the testing.

It is the responsibility of the Examinee to know what DSST exam(s) they are to take. The SSU Testing Center does not provide advising or recommendations as such.

PROCEDURES
Step 1
: You can complete a Profile by logging in and creating a Username & Password in advance. Make sure you have a valid credit card to pay for the test online, a valid US issued ID with picture and signature and know your Social Security number.

Step 2: Contact Lu Vega directly to set up a date/time for taking the DSST exam(s). Requests a date/time at least 3 days in advance with Lu Vega at 707-664-3437. Or email at: Luis.Vega@sonoma.edu. Be sure you are aware of the SSU testing service fee, campus parking fee and directions to our Testing Office. A Parking Permit will be required during the work-week. See Location link for map to campus.

Step 3: The day of the exam, report to the SSU Testing Center office at Salazar Hall 1060 or 1070. You then can ask for 'Lu' and he will direct you to the next steps in the process. See location link in the Menu for campus map and directions to the campus.

Step 4: If you are request special accommodations, we need a 2 week notice to make arrangements.You must request special accommodations through our Disability Office. Arrange to take the exam on either a regularly scheduled test date or at a specially scheduled administration. If you require special arrangements for testing, contact:

For information on specific DSST tests that SSU will accept for credit, contact Admissions and Records: (707) 664-2778 or visit their webpage.

For more information, go to: www.getcollegecredit.com
List of Exams: All Categories (38). Online listing of Course Subjects at: http://getcollegecredit.com/testprep/

A History of the Vietnam War

3 Baccalaureate

An Introduction to the Modern Middle East

3 Baccalaureate

Art of the Western World

3 Baccalaureate

Astronomy

3 Baccalaureate

Business Ethics and Society

3 Upper Baccalaureate

Business Law II

Business Mathematics

3 Baccalaureate

Criminal Justice

3 Upper Baccalaureate

Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet

3 Baccalaureate

Ethics in America

3 Upper Baccalaureate

Foundations of Education

3 Baccalaureate

Fundamentals of College Algebra

3 Baccalaureate

Fundamentals of Counseling

3 Baccalaureate

General Anthropology

3 Baccalaureate

Here’s to Your Health

3 Upper Baccalaureate

Human Resource Management

3 Baccalaureate

Human/Cultural Geography

3 Baccalaureate

Introduction to Business

3 Baccalaureate

Introduction to Computing

3 Baccalaureate.

Introduction to Law Enforcement

3 Baccalaureate

Introduction to World Religions

3 Upper Baccalaureate.

Lifespan Developmental Psychology

3 Baccalaureate

Management Information Systems

3 Upper Baccalaureate

Money and Banking

3 Upper Baccalaureate

Organizational Behavior

3 Baccalaureate

Personal Finance

3 Baccalaureate

Physical Geology

3 Baccalaureate

Principles of Finance

3 Upper Baccalaureate

Principles of Financial Accounting

3 Baccalaureate

Principles of Physical Science I

3 Baccalaureate

Principles of Public Speaking (not available at Sonoma State)

3 Baccalaureate

Principles of Statistics

3 Baccalaureate

Principles of Supervision

3 Baccalaureate

Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union

3 Upper Baccalaureate

Substance Abuse (formerly Drug and Alcohol Abuse)

3 Upper Baccalaureate

Technical Writing

3 Baccalaureate

The Civil War and Reconstruction

3 Upper Baccalaureate

Western Europe Since 1945

3 Baccalaureate