Testing Center


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.


Frequently Asked Questions

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As of July 1, 2010, Fort Lewis College will offer credit for the following 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.

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. To register for a DSST exam, contact the Testing Center.

The total cost for DSST exams is $105, but it must be paid in two separate parts.

  • $80 to DSST, payable by credit or debit card.
  • $25 to FLC, payable by cash or personal check.

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