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DSST is an effective method to provide your college with evidence of prior learning. In fact, the 38 exams available at a competitive fee compliment other credit by exam programs such as CLEP.

Consult with the university of your choice to determine DSST policies.

A scheduled test date administration fee is $40 and is non-refundable. Special dates of testing can be arranged on a limited basis. A custom test date administration fee is $95 and is non-refundable. This test administration fee is in addition to the fee payable to DSST which is $80. Effective February 1, 2018, the price for all DSST Exams will increase from $80 to $85.

You must pay for the DSST fee on the date of the test with a credit or debit card. No other form of payment is acceptable.

Register for a regularly scheduled DSST exam
Request a customized date and time administration
If you have received approval for a custom date and time, register here.

Your DSST examination scores are reported only to you, unless you request that they be sent elsewhere. If you want your scores sent to your college, you must provide the correct DSST code number of the school on your answer sheet at the time you take the test. See the Search tool located at:
For full information about the testing, you should download a student bulletin.

For information about the DSST exams and to review a student guide, visit

If you have a learning or physical disability that would prevent you from taking a CLEP exam under standard conditions, you may request special accommodations and arrangements to take it on either a regularly scheduled test date or at a specially scheduled administration. For details, consult the candidate bulletin.

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