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DSST Exams

What is a DSST exam?

DSST exams are computer-based exams that allow students to prove mastery of college-level material in introductory subjects and earn college credit. For a full listing of all 38 subject tests see the DSST website: http://getcollegecredit.com/ 

Where can I take a DSST exam?

DSST exams are offered at the UC Charleston and Beckley campuses.

When can I take a DSST exam?

DSST exams are offered weekly at the Charleston and Beckley campuses. For exact dates see the registration site

How do I register to take a DSST exam?

Click here to register for a DSST exam at one of the UC testing sites.  The exam date must be scheduled at least one day in advance. 

How much does a DSST exam cost?

Each DSST exam has an $80 testing fee paid by the students via debit or credit card on the day of the exam. There is a $25.00 proctoring fee for each DSST paid for upon registration for the exam. 

UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON DSST EQUIVILENCIES

 

DSST Exam 

UC Equivalent 

Credit Hours 

Minimum Acceptable Score* 

       

 

Business

 

 

     

Business Law II 

BUSI-232 

3 

44 

Business Mathematics 

MATH-116 

3 

48 

Human Resource Management 

MGMT-320 

3 

46 

Introduction to Business 

BUSI-151 

3 

46 

Introduction to Computing 

UNIV-111 

3 

45 

Management Information Systems 

MGMT-3XX 

3 

46 

Money and Banking 

FINA-361 

3 

48 

Organizational Behavior 

MGMT-420 

3 

48 

Personal Finance 

FINA-101 

3 

46 

Principles of Finance 

FINA-312 

3 

46 

Principles of Financial Accounting 

ACCT-201 

3 

47 

Principles of Supervision 

BUSI-306 

3 

46 

       

 

Communications

 

 

     

Principles of Public Speaking 

COMM-103 

3 

47** 

       

 

English

 

 

     

Technical Writing 

BUSI-241 

3 

46 

       

 

Humanities & Fine Arts

 

 

     

Art of the Western World 

ART-120 

3 

48 

Ethics in America 

UNIV-112 & PHIL-2XX (2) 

3 

46 

Introduction to World Religions 

RELG-360 

3 

48 

       

 

Mathematics

 

 

     

Fundamentals of College Algebra 

MATH-121 

3 

47 

Principles of Statistics 

SSCI-315 

3 

48 

       

Science 

 
     

Astronomy 

PHSC-211 

3 

48 

Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet 

ENVS-2XX 

3 

46 

Human/Cultural Geography 

GEOG-305 

3 

48 

Principles of Physical Science 

NSCI-206 

3 

47 

Physical Geology 

PHSC-210 

3 

46 

       

Social Science 

 
     

A History of the Vietnam War 

HIST-3X5 

3 

44 

Criminal Justice 

POLS-1XX 

3 

49 

Drug and Alcohol Abuse 

HSCI-1XX 

3 

49 

Foundations of Education 

EDUC-1XX 

3 

46 

Fundamentals of Counseling 

SOCI-3XX 

3 

45 

General Anthropology 

SOCI-315 

3 

47 

Here's to Your Health 

HSCI-1XX 

3 

48 

Introduction to Law Enforcement 

POLS-1XX 

3 

45 

Introduction to the Modern Middle East 

HIST-371 

3 

47 

Lifespan Development 

PSYC-212 

3 

46 

Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union 

HIST-374 

3 

45 

The Civil War and Reconstruction 

HIST-354 

3 

47 

Western Europe Since 1945 

HIST-359 

3 

45 

       

* Subject to change in accordance with current American Council on Education (ACE) 

Education (ACE) recommendations. 

   
       

** In addition to a minimum score of 47 on the multiple-choice test, an  

Examinee must also receive a passing grade on the speech.