Testing Center

DSST

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.

The Testing Center offers DSST testing by appointment. The cost of the test is $80.00 and a non-refundable administration fee of $20.00 Northeast.

Retest Policy: Students must wait 90 days from their last test date to retest on the same DDST test title(s).

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

Official Test Preparation can be located at getcollegecredit.com/testprep.

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, emailing testing@northeast.edu, or visiting the Testing Center located in the College Welcome Center, Room 1252.
  • The $80.00 testing fee is paid directly to DSST with a valid credit or debit card on the day of the test. Students must pay a non-refundable administration fee of $20.00 to Northeast as well.
  • If students are “Authorized Military” candidates, they are not required to submit the DDST $80.00 testing fee.
  • Cash payments are not accepted.

DSST

  • 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 can be reviewed online at bt.prometric.com/dsst. Students can also print their DSST Candidate Score Report.
  • A current government-issued photo ID with signature is required for all DSST testing.
  • A commercially-produced handheld, battery or solar-operated, silent, nonprogrammable, and do not have either a full alphabetic keyboard or graphical display.
  • Internet-based DSST exams offer an embedded calculator for students to use.

The Day of the Exam

Civilian Testers

Acceptable forms of photo identification include:

  • Current Driver’s license
  • Current student ID
  • State approved ID
  • Current state of federal ID card
  • Current passport of passport card
  • Tribal ID card
  • Naturalization card
Authorized Military Testers
  • Service Members must have a current Armed Forces of the United States Common Access Card, and one other state or government picture ID with signature (driver’s license or valid passport)
  • Civil Service Personnel must have a current Armed Forces of the United States Common Access Card, and one other state or government picture ID with signature (state driver’s license or valid passport). Federal Civil Service ID containing a picture and a signature or a Federal Civil Service ID (without a picture and signature) and one other state or government picture ID with signature (driver’s license or valid passport).>
  • Department of Acquisition Personnel must have a current Armed Forces of the United States Common Access Card, and one other state or government picture ID with signature (state driver’s license or valid passport)
  • Eligible Spouses must have a current United States Uniformed Services ID Card.

Testing Center Guidelines

Accepted Tests

Northeast recognizes the following DSST:

Mathematics
Examination TitleMinimum Score RequiredCredit AwardedNECC Course Satisfied
Fundamentals of College Algebra 47/4003 credit hoursMATH 1150
Principles of Statistics 48/400 MATH 2030


Business
Examination TitleMinimum Score RequiredCredit AwardedNECC Course Satisfied
Organizational Behavior482 credit hoursBSAD 2510
Business Law II443 credit hoursBSAD 2710
Introduction to Computing 45/4003 credit hoursINFO 1010
Introduction to Business 46/4003 credit hoursBSAD 1050
Personal Finance 46/4003 credit hoursECON 1040
Business Mathematics 48/4003 credit hoursBSAD 1070
Principles of Financial Accounting473 credit hoursACCT 1200


Social Science
Examination TitleMinimum Score RequiredCredit AwardedNECC Course Satisfied
Human/Cultural Geography483 credit hoursGEOG 1020
Foundations of Education463 credit hoursEDUC 1010
Lifespan Development Psychology463 credit hoursPSYC 2200


For more information, please contact

Kathy Schwartzer, Director of Testing Services

Phone: (402) 844-7281
College Welcome Center, Room 1252