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DSST Testing

DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) tests are two-hour computer-based tests available in the areas of business, physical sciences, humanities, social sciences and applied technology, and are for students interested in earning college credit for material they already know.

Find details on UNG’s DSST Credit by Examination policy and list of accepted subjects.

Cumming Campus - not available at this time
This test is not offered on the Cumming Campus at this time.
Dahlonega Campus

Important!

  • All prospective examinees must read the Dahlonega Testing Center Security Procedures. When the link navigates you to the appropriate page, you will need to click on the security tab.
  • You can check-out DSST test preparation material at the Testing Center Office, 2nd floor, Room 203 at the Stewart Center.

How do I Pay and Schedule a Date for DSST

Two separate payments will be required:

  • There will be a required a $35 administration fee*(VISA, MasterCard) to schedule your DSST Exam(Do not use the Internet Explorer web browser.)
    • *All transactions are non-refundable and nontransferable.
  • $80.00 test fee*, due at log-in, payable to DSST by credit/debit card only.
    • *Fees subject to change
All eligible military personnel and eligible civilian employees: DSST exams are funded by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) and are free. Test takers are responsible for the University of North Georgia $35.00 administration fee. More information on eligibility.

Other Requirements

Upon arrival to the Testing Office, a valid photo ID with signature must be presented. Military personnel and government-funded civilians must present a current military identification card and a second form of government-issued photo ID with signature. Acceptable forms of primary ID include:
  • Current driver's license
  • State or federal ID card
  • Current passport
  • Military ID with photo and signature
  • Tribal ID
  • Naturalization card or certificate of citizenship
Acceptable forms of secondary ID include:
  • Employee photo ID
  • College ID
  • Credit/Debit Card
  • Social Security Card
  • Military ID with signature only
  • Unused ID form the primary choices above

Retests

If a passing score is not obtained, the test may be repeated after three months. If a test is repeated before the three month waiting period is ended, test scores will be invalid and all fees forfeited.
The $35.00 administration fee*(MasterCard, Visa) will need to be paid for each DSST Exam that you decide to take at our university. Schedule your DSST Exam.
*All transactions are non-refundable and nontransferable.  Dates and times are listed below and subject to change.

2016-2017 Dates and Times


  • Monday, October 17, 2016 -- Start times: 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 20, 2016 -- Start times: 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 21, 2016 -- Start times: 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2016 -- Start times: 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 10, 2016 -- Start times: 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 9, 2017 – Start times: 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017 -- Start times: 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017 -- Start times: 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 12, 2017 -- Start times: 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 13, 2017 -- Start times: 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 2, 2017 -- Start times: 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 -- Start times: 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 -- Start times: 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 -- Start times: 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -- Start times: 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017 -- Start times: 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 5, 2017 -- Start times: 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017-- Start times: 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
Gainesville Campus

How do I Pay and Schedule a Date for DSST

Two separate payments required:
  • There is a required $35.00 non-refundable administration fee*(VISA, MasterCard) when you register to take your DSST. Once you register, you will need to call our office directly at 678-717-3863 to schedule a time and date for your exam. (Do not use the Internet Explorer web browser.)
  • There is a required $80.00 test fee*, due at log-in, payable to DSST by *credit card only.*This cannot be a debit card.
  • *fees subject to change
All eligible military personnel and eligible civilian employees: DSST exams are funded by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) and are free. Test takers are responsible for the University of North Georgia administration fee. More information on eligibility.

Other Requirements

Upon arrival to the Testing Office, a valid photo ID with signature must be presented. Military personnel and government-funded civilians MUST present a current military identification card and a second form of government-issued photo ID with signature. Acceptable forms of primary ID include:
  • Current driver's license
  • State or federal ID card
  • Current passport
  • Military ID with photo and signature
  • Tribal ID
  • Naturalization card or certificate of citizenship
Acceptable forms of secondary ID include:
  • Employee photo ID
  • College ID
  • Credit/Debit Card
  • Social Security Card
  • Military ID with signature only
  • Unused ID form the primary choices above

Retests

If a passing score is not obtained, the test may be repeated after three months. If a test is repeated before the three month waiting period is ended, test scores will be invalid and all fees forfeited.

Oconee Campus

How do I Pay and Schedule a Date for DSST

Two separate payments will be required:

  • There will be a required a $35 administration fee*(VISA, MasterCard) to schedule your DSST Exam.  (Do not use the Internet Explorer web browser)
    • *All transactions are non-refundable and nontransferable.
  • $80.00 test fee*, due at log-in, payable to DSST by credit/debit card only.
    • *fees subject to change
All eligible military personnel and eligible civilian employees: DSST exams are funded by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) and are free. Test takers are responsible for the University of  North Georgia $35.00 administration fee. More information on eligibility.

Other Requirements

Upon arrival to the Testing Office, a valid photo ID with signature must be presented. Military personnel and government-funded civilians MUST present a current military identification card and a second form of government-issued photo ID with signature. Acceptable forms of primary ID include:
  • Current driver's license
  • State or federal ID card
  • Current passport
  • Military ID with photo and signature
  • Tribal ID
  • Naturalization card or certificate of citizenship

Acceptable forms of secondary ID include:

  • Employee photo ID
  • College ID
  • Credit/Debit Card
  • Social Security Card
  • Military ID with signature only
  • Unused ID form the primary choices above

Retests

If a passing score is not obtained, the test may be repeated after three months. If a test is repeated before the three month waiting period is ended, test scores will be invalid and all fees forfeited.
The $35.00 administration fee*(MasterCard, Visa) will need to be paid for each DSST Exam that you decide to take at our university. Schedule your DSST Exam.
*All transactions are non-refundable and nontransferable.  Dates and times are listed below and subject to change.

2016 Dates and Times

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 11, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  • Monday, November 28, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:30 p.m.
All DSST examinations are:
  • Computer delivered exams
  • Have a 120 minute time limit
  • Cost $115.00. This $115.00 fee is established by DSST and is broken down into an $80.00 exam fee and a $35.00 testing site fee.   
Cell phones are not permitted in the testing lab. Please leave your cell phone in your car or you may leave it in the Testing Center Office.
A maximum of 30 semester hours of any combination of CLEP, DSST, AP, and IB credit may be recorded on a student’s academic record.
 

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