DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
DSST exams are recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). APU has an extensive list of subject-level exams (see below) that are offered in diverse disciplines and cover upper- and lower-level baccalaureate credit courses. These exams help students save time and money while accelerating graduation completion. To schedule an appointment to take a DSST exam through the Academic Success Center’s Testing Services, use our online scheduling system.
On the day of the exam, students must:
- Provide one form of government-issued identification that clearly shows the student’s legal name, birth date, photo, and signature.
- Pay a $100 fee per exam to DSST. This fee is payable on the day of the exam by credit card only.
- Pay a $30 nonrefundable proctoring fee per exam to APU. This fee is payable online after booking an online appointment.
APU Credit for DANTES Subject Standardized Tests
|Technical Writing||400||3||Elective, not GE|
|Business Ethics and Society||400||3||Elective, not GE|
|Business Mathematics||400||3||Elective, not GE|
|Human Resource Management||400||3||Elective, not GE|
|Introduction to Business||400||3||Elective, not GE|
|Management Information Systems||400||3||BUSI 240 Introduction to Information Systems and Business Applications|
|Money and Banking||400||3||Elective, not GE|
|Organizational Behavior||400||3||Elective, not GE|
|Personal Finance||400||3||Elective, not GE or Business Major|
|Principles of Finance||400||3||Elective, not GE|
|Principles of Supervision||400||3||Elective, not GE|
|Ethics in America||400||3||Elective, not GE or Philosophy Major|
|Introduction to World Religions||400||3||Elective, not GE or Philosophy Major|
|Fundamentals of College Algebra1||400||---1||MATH 95 Intermediate Algebra1|
|Principles of Statistics||400||3||MATH 130 Introduction to Statistics|
|Astronomy||400||3||Elective, not GE|
|Health and Human Development||400||2||PE 240 Health Education|
|Art of the Western World||400||3||ART 150 Introduction to Art|
|Civil War and Reconstruction||400||3||HIST 380 Civil War and Reconstruction|
|Criminal Justice||400||3||CJ 110: Introduction to Criminal Justice|
|Foundations of Education||400||3||Elective, not GE|
|Fundamentals of Counseling||400||3||Elective, not GE|
|General Anthropology||400||3||GLBL 201 Anthropology for Everyday Life|
|History of the Soviet Union||400||3||HIST 484 Historical Themes: Soviet Union|
|A History of the Vietnam War||400||3||HIST 484 Historical Themes: Vietnam War|
|Human/Cultural Geography||400||3||Elective, not GE|
|Introduction to Law Enforcement||400||3||CJ 220: Police and Society|
|Lifespan Developmental Psychology||400||3||PSYC 290 Human Growth and Development|
|Substance Abuse||400||3||Elective, not GE|
This test is acceptable as a remedial-level course, applicable as a prerequisite, and it does not count toward total units needed for the bachelor’s degree. The units will not appear on the student transcript.
NOTE: Students may NOT receive dual credit for DSST exams and courses that are the same subject.
The DSST program is owned by Prometric, the global leader in testing and assessment, and has been placing students on the fast track to college degrees since 1986. For more information, visit the DSST website.