And at approximately $130 a pop—that’s $43 per credit hour—they also reign as some of the cheapest alternative credit sources available.
Study methods for DSST vary, but not by much, and the materials aren’t hard to come by.
They’re not sleeping at their desks or neglecting their families in order to study. Department of Defence’s way to help military personnel earn college credit.
They’ve simply taken advantage of alternative forms of earning college credit. As you can imagine, serving in the military makes attending class a tad difficult, so the Department of Defence created a way for those in service to learn college material of the classroom, then prove their knowledge of a subject with a single test.
Credits awarded for DSST examinations will fulfill only selected education requirements in your current program of study.
Refer to the TTC Catalog to determine which exams apply to your program.Information about DSST examinations, including the ACE recommended scores, can be found online at Contact the institution accepting your credits to determine the required scores and policies.DSST examinations are administered by appointment only.For more information or to schedule a test, contact Suzy Chandler, testing coordinator, at 843.574.6684 or [email protected] exams are available at Thornley (formerly Main) and Palmer campuses.DSST examinations are computer-based, multiple-choice format and two hours long.For more information or to schedule a test at Palmer Campus, call 843.722.5516.If you require a disability-related testing accommodation, contact Services for Students with Disabilities at 843.574.6131 prior to testing.They’ve traded in classrooms and lecture halls for lots of reading and a single final exam. DSSTs (also known as Dantes exams) are competency-based exams, meaning they award college credit not based on the hours a student spent in a classroom, but by the cumulative knowledge demonstrated.In 2004, however, these tests were made available to the general public and now serve as yet another way for self-motivated, goal-oriented college students to pick up speed as they race toward the finish line.