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If experience is the world's greatest teacher, then your experiences may well qualify you for college credit. The nationally recognized DSST Program allows you to receive college credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom perhaps from reading, on-the-job training, or independent study. DSSTs offer students a cost effective, time saving way to use their knowledge acquired outside of the classroom to accomplish their educational goals.

Currently, there are almost 2,000 colleges and universities that recognize the DSST program and award college credit for passing scores. Colleges, universities and corporations throughout the United States and in some other countries administer tests year-round.

DSST Exam Topics

There are currently over 37 test titles in the topics listed below. For a complete listing, please visit the DSST web site.

  • Business
  • Humanities
  • Math
  • Physical Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology

Register For This Test

DSST tests are given between 9:00 AM - 2 PM Monday through Friday. Test appointments must be made at least one business day in advance. You may come in Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9 am - 1 pm and 2 pm- 4 pm to register. Appointments are limited, so please register early. If you have any questions, please call at 512-223-7769.

To pay the test registration fee for the DSST online:

  1. Select and pay for the exam here.
  2. If applicable, email a completed registration form to
  3. Call 512-223-7395 to schedule your test appointment.

Pay the test registration fee for the DSST in person

  • Bring the $45 registration fee to Business Assessment & Testing Services, ACC Highland Campus, Room 2221.
  • The test appointment can be made at that time.
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