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DSST tests help you earn credit for the kinds of things people might learn in nontraditional ways, such as on the job or through a hobby. DSST tests cover more than 30 subject areas.

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University of Northwestern's Academic Achievement, by appointment only, offers online DSST tests to earn college credit. The DSST credit-by-examination program has tests in more than 30 subject areas, including science, math, business, social sciences and the humanities. The subject matter reflects the kinds of things people might learn in nontraditional ways, such as on the job or through a hobby.

  • General Test Information
  • Fees
  • Registration
  • Tests Offered
  • Study Resources

General test information

A fact sheet/study guide can be found at www.getcollegecredit.com. These give useful information regarding topics that will be covered, sample questions, books for review, the number of questions on the test, and the score recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) for credit. Credit cannot be awarded for tests that overlap what is currently on your transcript(s).

A maximum of two tests may be taken during a session. Tests are administered by appointment only in Academic Achievement located on the fourth floor of Nazareth Hall, N4012. Test taker information and test information can be found on the DSST website. If you have further questions, please contact Academic Achievement at 651-628-3316 or AcademicAchievement@unwsp.edu.

Fees

Registration fee: $40 per test

  • Registration fees are collected during online registration and are nonrefundable. Payment must be made using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express). Exam cancellations are nonrefundable.

Test fee: $80 - $90 per test

  • Test fees are collected on the test day. Payment must be made using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). No personal checks or cash will be accepted.

Registration

You will receive a confirmation e-mail immediately after you register. An informational e-mail including test date, location, and a map of the campus will be e-mailed to you at a later date.


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