DSST (formerly DANTES Subject Standardized Tests)
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.
Follow These Steps to Accelerate Your Degree:
- Choose which exams are relevant to the degree you are pursuing or the experience you’ve had.
- Contact your college or university to learn about their credit awarding policy. The exams are likely delivered at your learning institution or one close by.
- Download the Test Taker Information Bulletin which contains an outline of all DSST exams available and recommended study material available.
- Find a test center near you and schedule your exam with them. There are more than 1,200 test centers nationwide. Exams are $85.00 and the test center may have an additional sitting fee to administer the exam.
- Earn credits for a passing score and spend your time and tuition dollars on courses you really need to take. Now that’s what we call accelerating your degree!
- Ready to take a DSST exam? Find an institution that accepts and/or administers DSST exams
See the 30+ available DSST exams. To find out what exams are accepted at UNO, please call the Registrar’s Office at 402.554.3971
The UNO Testing Center has a separate nonrefundable Testing Center service fee of $25.00 in addition to the $85.00 exam fee (*Effective March 1, 2017 there will be a $30 score report/transcript fee in addition to the $85 exam fee). DSST exams are administered by appointment in the Testing Center. Advance registration is requested by calling the Testing Center Office or in person at in the Testing Center Office.
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