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DSST Examinations


NDSU recognizes the DSST (formerly known as Dantes) examination, which was originally designed for the military as a way to provide individuals an opportunity to obtain college level credit for what they have learned in nontraditional ways. Now available for civilian use, the DSST Test Control Officer (TCO) administers the exams on more than 560 military installations and official DSST test centers. The main users of the exams include adult education programs, U.S. Department of Defense, and two- and four-year colleges and universities.

In accordance with North Dakota University System policy, students must receive a minimum score on the examinations to qualify for possible awarding of credit and advanced placement, which is determined by the appropriate academic department on campus. If NDSU does not have an equivalent course, free elective credit may be awarded. Credit earned through DSST may not be used to satisfy residence-credit requirements for graduation.

Examination

Score

Equivalent NDSU Course

Credits

Gen Ed Category

A History of the Vietnam War

44

Free Elective

3

Art of the Western World

48

ART 111

3

A

Astronomy

48

PHYS 110

3

S

Business Law

44

Free Elective

3

Business Mathematics

400

Free Elective

3

Civil War and Reconstruction

47

Free Elective

3

Contemporary Western Europe

45

HIST 102

3

A

Criminal Justice

400

CJ 201

3

Environment & Humanities

46

Free Elective

3

Ethics in America

400

PHIL 210

3

Foundations of Education

46

Free Elective

3

Fundamentals of College Algebra

400

MATH 103

3

Fundamentals of Counseling

45

Free Elective

3

General Anthropology

47

ANTH 111

3

B/D

Here's to Your Health

400

HNES 217

3

W

Human Resource Management

46

Free Elective

3

Human/Cultural Geography

47

GEOG 151

3

B/G

Intro to the Modern Middle East

47

Free Elective

3

Introduction to Business

400

Free Elective

3

Introduction to Computing

400

Free Elective

3

Introduction to Law Enforcement

45

Free Elective

3

Introduction to World Religions

400

Free Elective

3

Lifespan Developmental Psychology

46

PSYC 250

3

B

Management Information Systems

400

Free Elective

3

Money and Banking

48

Free Elective

3

Organizational Behavior

48

Free Elective

3

Personal Finance

400

Free Elective

3

Physical Geology

46

GEOL 105

3

S/G

Principles of Finance

400

Free Elective

3

Principles of Financial Accounting

49

ACCT 200

3

Principles of Statistics

48/400

Free Elective

3

Principles of Supervision

400

Free Elective

3

Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union

45

Free Elective

3

Substance Abuse

400

PSYC 212

3

B

General Education Categories:

A - Humanities and Fine Arts
B - Social and Behavioral Science
C - Communication
D - Cultural Diversity
F - First Year Experience

G - Global Perspectives
L - Laboratory Experience
R - Quantitative Reasoning
S - Science and Technology
W - Wellness

See General Education Requirements for more information on core NDSU courses.

Additional Information:
For more information on DSST exams and to locate a test center, go to www.getcollegecredit.com


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