Testing Center


The DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST) is a nationally recognized testing program that gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional college classroom. The program is administered year-round by colleges and universities throughout the United States. DSST offers over 38 test titles in the areas of Social Science, Business, Mathematics, Applied Technology, Humanities, and Physical Science.

If students have any questions regarding DSST tests, please contact the Testing Center by calling 402-844-7281, emailing testing@northeast.edu, or visiting www.getcollegecredit.com/test_takers

Registration Information

  • Students select the DSST exam. If students are unsure of which DSST test is required for their program of study, please contact the students’ academic advisor or the registrar.
  • To schedule a DDST testing appointment, contact the Testing Center by calling 402-844-7281 or 402-844-7708, emailing testing@northeast.edu, or visiting the Testing Center located in the College Welcome Center, Room 1252 or Room 1256.
  • Students will pay the testing fee directly to DSST with a valid debit/credit card and a non-refundable administration fee to Northeast on the day of the test.
  • If students are "Authorized Military" candidates, they are not required to submit the DDST testing fee.
  • Cash payments are not accepted for the DSST testing fee.


  • DSST exam credit will only be entered on students’ Northeast transcripts if they are currently enrolled or have graduated from Northeast.
  • Every institution sets its own policies regarding DSST. If students think they might transfer to another institution, they should know the policy of both institutions before taking the DSST exam.
  • Students can take two exams on any given exam date.
  • Students must wait 3 months (90 calendar days) to retake a failed DSST exam.
  • DSST’s minimum score varies according to the exam. Minimum scores range from 44 to 48 on the DSST or 400 on the revised DSST.
  • DSST testing is computer-based, and students’ results and score report can be reviewed online at tcnet.prometric.com/dsst.
  • A current government-issued photo ID with signature is required for all DSST testing.
  • Where calculators are allowed; only nonprogrammable, four-function, handheld calculators may be used.

The Day of the Exam

Civilian Testers

Acceptable forms of photo identification include:

  • Current Driver’s license
  • State approved ID
  • Current state of federal ID card
  • Current passport of passport card
  • Tribal ID card
  • Naturalization card

Testing Center Guidelines

Accepted Tests

Northeast recognizes the following DSST:

Examination Title Minimum Score Required Credit Awarded NECC Course Satisfied
Fundamentals of College Algebra 47/400 3 credit hours MATH 1150
Principles of Statistics 48/400 3 credit hours MATH 2030

Examination Title Minimum Score Required Credit Awarded NECC Course Satisfied
Organizational Behavior 48 2 credit hours BSAD 2510
Business Law II 44 3 credit hours BSAD 2710
Introduction to Computing 45/400 3 credit hours INFO 1010
Introduction to Business 46/400 3 credit hours BSAD 1050
Personal Finance 46/400 3 credit hours ECON 1040
Business Mathematics 48/400 3 credit hours BSAD 1070
Principles of Financial Accounting 47 3 credit hours ACCT 1200

Social Science
Examination Title Minimum Score Required Credit Awarded NECC Course Satisfied
Human/Cultural Geography 48 3 credit hours GEOG 1020
Foundations of Education 46 3 credit hours EDUC 1010
Lifespan Development Psychology 46 3 credit hours PSYC 2200