DSST is an effective method to provide your college with evidence of prior learning. In fact, the 38 exams available at a competitive fee complement other credit by exam programs such as CLEP. 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.

Does FLC offer credit for DSST exams?

Test Name Minimum Required Score Credits Received FLC Course Equivalency


3 credits

Art 190

Criminal Justice


3 credits

PS 241

General Anthropology


3 credits

Anth 151

Introduction to Business


3 credits

BA 190

Physical Geology


3 credits

Geol 190

All other DSST exams are offered at the Fort Lewis College Testing Center, but will not be accepted for Fort Lewis College credit.

For more information please see our Credit by Examination page. 

How do I register for a DSST exam?

The DSST exam is administered by appointment at the Testing Center in Noble 287, during normal hours of operation. Each assessment takes about two hours. 

Schedule your exam online

How should I study for a DSST exam?

Study materials are available from http://www.getcollegecredit.com.

How do I pre-pay by credit card?

Registration and payment is completed at the testing center within the testing platform on the day of the exam.

How much does it cost?

The total cost for DSST exams is $107, but it must be paid in two separate parts.