DSST

The DSST (formerly DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) is a trusted credit-by-examination program open to any exam candidate, accepted by 1,900 colleges and universities and administered. This program allows students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds to demonstrate their mastery of introductory college-level material and earn college credit. Students can earn credit for what they already know by getting qualifying scores on over 30 DSST examinations. Visit the Broward College DSST Equivalency webpage for specific details on which examinations the College accepts as well as the specified credit equivalencies.

  • DSST FAQ
  • DSST exams are 2 hours in length.
    • (Total test time will include at least 30 additional minutes for exam setup and completion.)
  • The DSST is a computer based exam.
  • Exam results are available to the test taker immediately after Internet-based exams are taken. Test takers may login to the testing platform at any time to review and reprint their score report.
  • Official DSST results will be sent to the institution(s) you indicate when you register for a DSST exam.
    • Online Transcript Ordering is available at https://getcollegecredit.com/scores_transcripts/ and is the quickest way to order transcripts.
    • Check with your school 4-6 weeks after testing to verify your scores have been received. If for some reason your school has not received them, please contact the DSST Team at 877-471-9860.
    • Students have the option to expedite score reports to the school by calling over the phone to request expedited shipping (Additional fee applies).
  • Test takers may login to the testing platform at any time to review and reprint their score report.

Before Testing

  1. Register with DSST
  2. Select your Test Provider or Program
    • DSST Military is only for Active Duty
  3. Create your login and security questions
  4. Add your profile information
    • BC Test Center Codes - See below
  5. Confirm the DSST policies

Test Center Codes:

  • 9692 - Central Campus
  • 9694 - South Campus
  • 9698 - MWC
  • 9690 - North Campus

At Time of Testing

  1. Sign into your DSST account
  2. Select and pay for your test at the Testing Center
  3. Take your test

DSST offers several test preparation options. Visit the DSST Test Preparation Webpage for more details.

Instructions for requesting testing accommodations:

  1. Complete the DSST ADA Accommodations Request Packet.
  2. Send packet to DSST
  3. DSST reviews the packet and determine appropriate accommodation.
  4. DSST will assist the student with scheduling a DSST testing location.
  5. Candidate contacts Testing Center to schedule the test with accommodations.
  6. Testing Center plans for accommodated testing needs.
  7. Candidate tests.

*Certain accommodations may require specific materials from DSST and may be delivered in a pencil and paper format.

Testing times differ from Center Opening and Closing Times.
Student Testing Times as shown below: Students must be seated in the Testing Center no earlier/later than the time reflected below if they are taking all 3 sections of the Higher Level Math (HLM) test!

Location Days of the Week Appt. / Walk-in Testing Times
Central Campus T, W, R Walk-in 9:00am - 5:00pm
North Campus T, W, Walk-in 8:30am - 3:30pm
South Campus M, T, W, R Walk-in 8:30am - 4:30pm
F Walk-in 8:30am - 1:00pm
Miramar West Center M, W Walk-in 8:30am - 4:30pm
T, R, F Walk-in 8:30am - 1:00pm

M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, R=Thursday, F=Friday, and S=Saturday

  • DSST exams are 2 hours long. Total test time is approximately 150 minutes.

DSST Public Speaking
Available Starting February 3, 2020
(Available by Request Only at the South Campus Testing Center)

To Request an Appointment for DSST Principles of Public Speaking:

  1. Visit the South Campus Testing Appointments webpage
  2. Select Prior Learning Assessments
  3. Select DSST Pay Online or DSST Pay in Cashier's Office
  4. Select Principles of Public Speaking
  5. Complete the form including your Preferred Test Date and Preferred Time
  6. Click Add to Cart
  7. Click Complete Registration
  8. A staff member will contact you with appointment availability and finalize your appointment

Information about the Principles of Public Speaking exam can be found at www.getcollegecredit.com

DSST Military Benefits

The DSST offers military personnel (both active duty and veterans) the opportunity to earn college credit for what you already know by taking any of the over 30 introductory-level college subject exams*. Because the exams are funded by the United States government through the Defense Activity for Non Traditional Education Support (DANTES), you could save hundreds or even thousands of dollars towards your degree.

We are now Fully-Funded and More!

  • All Broward College students who are active duty or veterans will have the DSST proctoring fee waived for ALL test attempts!
    • Active duty students must show their military ID at the time of check-in.
    • Veterans must have their VA advisor submit an online referral form prior to check-in at the Testing Center.
      • BC VA Advisors - Click Here to submit a referral form.
    • Current enrollment is not required. Student must be currently enrolled or have taken classes in the past at BC.
  • Non-Broward College active duty examinees who are eligible first time military exam candidates will not only have their exam fee funded by DANTES, but will also have their proctoring fee waived at the Testing Center.
    • Non-Broward College veterans may be eligible for reimbursement from the VA. See below for more details.

  • Military personnel, spouses and civilian employees of Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Army Reserve, Coast Guard (active and reserve); may be eligible for DANTES-Funded DSST Exams.
  • Spouses of: Coast Guard (active and reserve)

DANTES does not pay the exam fee for a previously funded DSST exam. If military test takers want to retake an exam previously funded by DANTES, they need to wait 30 days and pay the $85* exam fee.

The GI Bill offers reimbursement for veterans who take eligible tests, including DSST. This means that eligible veterans may schedule a test with a BC Testing Center, pay the DSST exam fee and proctoring fee, take the desired test available, and request reimbursement from the VA. For more information please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

*Visit the Broward College DSST Equivalency webpage for specific details on which examinations the College accepts as well as the specified credit equivalencies.

Fees

Visit the Testing Fees webpage for more information!

Testing Fees

Accommodations

Students with documented testing accommodations must present them to the Office of Accessibility Resources prior to the desired test date. The Testing Center will work with the Office of Accessibility Resources to provide approved testing accommodations.

Accommodations

Remote Testing

Students needing to take the test, who live outside of the South Florida area, have the option to request remote placement testing accommodations.

Remote options

Resources