DSST Exams

Earn credit at BSC for what you already know!

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What is DSST?

DSST is a widely accepted credit-by-examination program throughout the United States, with more than 1,900 colleges and universities awarding credit for satisfactory scores on DSST exams. For over 30 years the DSST (formerly known as DANTES) exams have provided military personnel with a head start on a post-military career path. Now with DSST any student can earn college credit for what he or she already knows. The DSST Program allows a student to receive college credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom. With 37 exams available, DSST offers students a cost effective, time saving way to use their knowledge to accomplish their educational goals. A Bismarck State College student can earn up to 45 credits by achieving satisfactory scores on accepted DSST exams. For additional information, visit the DSST Exams Website. DSST is given by a scheduled appointment only and sessions are limited. To take a DSST Exam:
  1. Schedule an appointment to take your DSST exam
  2. Arrive at BSC Testing Services with two forms of identification. Once you arrive, you will create your DSST account and purchase the $80 exam using a debit or credit card.
  3. You will be required to the pay the $20 proctoring fee upon completion of your exam.
Please review the testing policies prior to your appointment. Feel free to contact us with any questions.