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DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Test)

The DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Test) is a computerized exam that is offered at both the University of Memphis Main Campus as well as the University of Memphis Lambuth Campus by appointment only.  The DSST exam is comprised of 120 questions with an allotted time of 2 hours and serves as a national testing center for all DSST exams.

**Please Note that policies regarding DSST credits differ at various institutions, candidates should verify with their respective school on which exams are accepted.  All DSST exams offer immediate scoring with the exception of: Principles of Public Speaking.

 REGISTRATION PROCEDURES:

  • The administration fee for the DSST exam is $34.50 + service fee. Candidates may select an exam date and pay their registration fee through our secure payment link below. (Please note that you must schedule your exam 48 hours prior to your requested test date and cancel or reschedule your exam 24 hours before your scheduled exam).

  • In addition to your administration fee, an $87 exam fee paid to DSST is required on the day of testing and is payable by Debit/Credit only.

  • For detailed information regarding the DSST exam, score recipient codes and to purchase preparation materials, please visit the DSST website: https://www.getcollegecredit.com/.

  • Please create a DSST user account by going to: https://tcnet.prometric.com/dsst - once on the home page (if a Silverlight install message pops up, please disregard and continue) click the "Register Tab". Failure to create a user account (not a DSST practice exam account) will result in you not being about to take your exam and you will be required to reschedule.

  • On Exam Day:

    • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time; arriving more than 15 minutes after your scheduled reporting time will forfeit your exam fee and your will be required to reschedule.

    • Your self created DSST username and password is required for testing - please have it with you on exam day or you will be required to reschedule - please note that you will not have the opportunity to to retrieve your username and password on exam day.

    • Please have with you a valid credit/debit card so that you may process your $87 DSST exam fee.
    • A valid government issued photo ID with signature is required for testing.


Recommended Preparation Guide

Click below to schedule your DSST exam

To schedule a DSST at the University of Memphis Main Campus (Memphis, TN): Click Here

To schedule a DSST exam at the University of Memphis Lambuth Campus (Jackson, TN) - Please Note that the U of Memphis Lambuth Campus does not offer the Public Speaking DSST exam: Click Here

 

Course Conversion Chart

DSST EXAMINATION UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS EQUIVALENT
HISTORY OF THE VIETNAM WAR UNASSIGNED CREDIT (UPPER DIVISION)
ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD UNASSIGNED CREDIT
CRIMINAL JUSTICE CJUS 1100
ETHICS IN AMERICA UNASSIGNED CREDIT
FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION UNASSIGNED CREDIT
FUNDAMENTALS OF COUNSELING UNASSIGNED CREDIT
GENERAL ANTHROPOLOGY UNASSIGNED CREDIT
HUMAN/CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY UNASSIGNED CREDIT
INTRO. TO LAW ENFORCEMENT UNASSIGNED CREDIT (UPPER DIVISION)
INTRO. TO WORLD RELIGIONS RLGN 1100
LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY UNASSIGNED CREDIT
PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC SPEAKING UNASSIGNED CREDIT
HISTORY OF THE SOVIET UNION
(FORMERLY RISE AND FALL OF SOVIET UNION)
UNASSIGNED CREDIT (UPPER DIVISION)
SUBSTANCE ABUSE UNASSIGNED CREDIT (UPPER DIVISION)
TECHNICAL WRITING UNASSIGNED CREDIT
THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION HIST UD01 (UPPER DIVISION)
BUSINESS ETHICS AND SOCIETY UNASSIGNED CREDIT
BUSINESS MATHEMATICS UNASSIGNED CREDIT
INTRO. TO BUSINESS MGMT 1010
COMPUTING and INFO TECHNOLOGY TECH 101
FUNDAMENTALS OF CYBER SECURITY UNASSIGNED CREDIT (UPPER DIVISION)
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS UNASSIGNED CREDIT
MONEY AND BANKING ECON 3610
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR MGMT 3110 (LOWER DIVISION)
PERSONAL FINANCE FIR 2220
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT UNASSIGNED CREDIT
PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE FIR 3410 (LOWER DIVISION)
PRINCIPLES OF SUPERVISION TECH 4381 (LOWER DIVISION)
ASTRONOMY PHYS 1020
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

UNASSIGNED CREDIT
FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE ALGEBRA MATH 1710
HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
(FORMERLY HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH)
HMSE UNASSIGNED CREDIT
MATH FOR LIBERAL ARTS UNASSIGNED CREDIT
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE I UNASSIGNED CREDIT
PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICS UNASSIGNED CREDIT
PRINCIPLES OF ADVANCED ENGLISH COMP UNASSIGNED CREDIT