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DANTES (DSST)

The DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) is a national system of credit by exam. TTC is an open testing center for DSST examinations. The exams are available at Main and Palmer campuses.

DSST examinations are computer-based, multiple-choice format and two hours long. To be eligible to repeat an exam, a waiting period of three months is required.

Some exams have an optional essay section. Contact the institution that will be accepting the credit to determine if the essay section is required. Essay sections must be ordered in advance and may take two weeks for TTC to receive.

Information about DSST examinations, including the ACE recommended scores, can be found online at www.getcollegecredit.com. Contact the institution accepting your credits to determine the required scores and policies.

For sample test questions visit quiz.getcollegecredit.com.

Cost

  • An examination fee of $80 is charged by DSST for each exam taken. Examination fees are paid by credit card to DSST on the day of the test.
  • A $25 per test service fee, paid separately from the DSST examination fee, is payable to TTC on the day of testing. The service fee is non-refundable and is not transferable to another test date.

Scheduling an Appointment

DSST examinations are administered by appointment only.

For more information or to schedule a test at Main Campus, contact Testing Coordinator Denise Mosley at 843.574.6438 or denise.mosley@tridenttech.edu.

For more information or to schedule a test at Palmer Campus, call 843.722.5516.

If you require a disability-related testing accommodation, contact Services for Students with Disabilities at 843.574.6131 prior to testing.

Examinations Accepted for Credit at TTC

Credits awarded for DSST examinations will fulfill only selected education requirements in your current program of study. Refer to the TTC Catalog to determine which exams apply to your program.

DSST examinations accepted for course exemptions, the amount of credit awarded and score requirements are subject to change without notice.

Examination Title

Credit Hours
Awarded

Course at TTC

Minimum
Score
Required

Accepted at
TTC

Art of the Western World

3

ART 101

48

Yes

Astronomy

4

AST 101

48

Yes

Business Ethics and Society

3

BUS 220

400

Yes

Business Mathematics

---

---

---

No

Civil War and Reconstruction

3

HIS 001

47

Yes

Criminal Justice

3

CRJ 101

49/400

Yes

Environmental Science: The Race to Save the Planet

3

EVT 101

46

Yes

Ethics in America – With Essay (Essay: at least 2 on 1-4 scale; 4=A, 3=B, 2=C)

3

PHI 110

46/400

Yes

Foundations of Education

---

---

---

No

Fundamentals of College Algebra

3

MAT 110

47/400

Yes

Fundamentals of Counseling

3

HUS 001

45

Yes

Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

---

---

---

No

General Anthropology

3

ANT 101

47

Yes

Health and Human Development

---

---

---

No

History of the Vietnam War

---

---

---

No

Human Resource Management

3

MGT 201

46

Yes

Human/Cultural Geography

3

SCS 002

48

Yes

Introduction to Business

3

BUS 101

46/400

Yes

Introduction to Computing

---

---

---

No

Introduction to Law Enforcement

3

CRJ 001

45

Yes

Introduction to World Religions

---

---

---

No

Lifespan Developmental Psychology

3

PSY 203

46

Yes

Management Information Systems

---

---

---

No

Math for Liberal Arts

---

---

---

No

Money and Banking

3

BAF 215

48

Yes

Organizational Behavior

3

MGT 255

48

Yes

Personal Finance

---

---

---

No

Principles of Advanced English Composition

---

---

---

No

Principles of Finance

3

BAF 001

46/400

Yes

Principles of Physical Science I

3

SCI 002

47

Yes

Principles of Public Speaking *

---

---

47

No

Principles of Statistics

3

MAT 120

48/400

Yes

Principles of Supervision

3

MGT 001

46/400

Yes

History of the Soviet Union

3

HIS 001

45

Yes

Substance Abuse

---

---

---

No

Technical Writing

---

---

---

No