testing dsst 508813647 652x435DSST is a nationally recognized credit-by-examination program that allows you to receive college credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom such as reading, on-the-job training, or independent study. DSST offers a cost-effective, time-saving way to use knowledge acquired outside of the classroom to accomplish your educational goals. To learn more about DSST visit the DSST webpage.

  • It is a computer-based test.
  • Exam length is approximately 2 hours.
  • Examinees are advised to contact specific departments within their colleges and universities regarding DSST acceptance policies before registering for any exam.

DSST Military Initiative

All active duty military personnel are eligible to take DSST tests without being charged a fee. Visit the DANTES Service Members webpage to learn more.

  • Two forms of ID are required or exam day.
    • Armed Forces of the United States Military ID
    • US Government or State-Issued Photo ID
  • Each DSST test title may only be taken once without a fee being charged.

Test Dates and Registration

  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville offers the following DSST exam times:
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2:00pm
    • Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00am
  • To schedule an exam appointment, please email testingandcertificationservices@uah.edu or call 256-824-6373.
  • There are two fees associated with the DSST exam:
  • Your administration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Test Day Information

  • Bring a valid government-issued photo ID which includes your name, signature and a recognizable photograph.
  • Bring a debit or credit card to pay the DSST fee. You will create a profile and pay the fee online while in the testing room.
  • Arrive at least 20 minutes before the scheduled exam time: