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DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests)

What is the DSST?

The DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST) is a range of tests that makes it possible to earn college credit by achieving qualifying scores on one or more exams.  The DSST Credit-by-Exam Program gives students the opportunity to get college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom. For a complete list of the DSST available, go to

For list of DSST exams accepted by Angelo State University and credit by examination policy guidelines, visit Credit By Examination.


Registration and payment for a DSST is completed on-line at the Testing Center within the testing platform on the day of the exam. 

The wait time before repeating a DSST of the same title is 30 days.  Scores of exams repeated earlier than 30 days will not be accepted (and test fees will be forfeited).

ASU students need to also have a Dean’s Approval Form for DSST Examinations signed by the dean of their major academic college.  The Dean’s Approval Form will be submitted to the Testing Center during check-in on your scheduled exam date/time.


The cost for each DSST is $100 and is paid online by credit card at the time of testing.  In addition, there is a $30 Non-Refundable/Non-Transferable proctor fee which is paid online at the time of scheduling. DANTES eligible examinees do not pay the $30 proctor fee. You are not officially scheduled for an exam until payment is made and a confirmation email is received.


DSST examinations are given on specific dates throughout the academic year.  Exams are proctored on the hour (10am, 11am, 12pm, etc.) during the window of time for testing on that day.  Exams are 120 minutes (two hours) in length.  When scheduling, keep this in mind, allowing plenty of time to complete the exam. 

Seating is limited. Once filled, the date will be removed from the schedule.

The Testing Center is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.  A scheduling form submitted after 5:00 pm will not be processed until the next business day. Complete the scheduling form and submit payment at least 48 hours prior to the date and time you are requesting.

You are not officially scheduled to take an exam until payment is made and a confirmation email is received.

Goodfellow Air Force Base Testing Center

The Goodfellow Air Force Base Testing Center is an authorized DSST credit-by-examination test site offering computer-based testing for active duty military and their dependents, veterans and on-base civilian personnel.

For more information on the GAFB Testing Center, call 325-486-6819 or email

For More Information

Contact the Testing Center at 325-942-2624 or The Testing Center is located in Room 291 of the Vincent Building, 2333 Vanderventer Ave. Testing Center hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.