Dantes-DSST Exams

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.

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

Cost and Scheduling

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. 

The total cost for DSST exams is $107, paid in two separate parts:

  • $82 to DSST, payable by credit or debit card on the day of the exam.
  • $25 to FLC, payable by cash or personal check on the day of the exam, or prepay by credit card.

FLC Credit for DSST exams

The following FLC credits are offered 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

Learn more about DSST credit and other credit by examination in the course catalog. All other DSST exams are offered at the Testing Center, but will not be accepted for Fort Lewis College credit.