DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) for General Studies Majors Only
Through the DSST program, formerly known as DANTES, more than 1,900 participating colleges and universities across the United States award college credit to those who demonstrate that they have knowledge comparable to someone who completed the classroom course in a given subject. It is essential to first check with your academic advisor to see what DSST offerings fit within your current or proposed curriculum.
All DSST test titles are available via Internet-based testing. When taking a DSST test online, you will be required to create a username and password at the time of testing. Candidates have two hours to complete their examination after they click "Begin Test." At IU Southeast only General Studies majors can use DSST exams to earn special credit.
Test Fees and Procedures
Each DSST exam is $80 (except for Fundamentals of Cybersecurity $90) payable by credit card on-line when you take the test. There is a $15 registration fee that must be paid before the test appointment. Please bring the registration payment receipt to your test session. Call the Student Development Center at (812) 941-2312 to schedule a test appointment.
If you need a refund for test fees you have paid, please call the Student Development Center at 812/941-2312.
Candidates testing online can receive immediate test results by viewing their unofficial score report at the end of the testing session.
If you do not receive a passing score, you may take the test again after 90 calendar days. Please do not attempt to take the test before 90 days have passed, because your test will be invalid, and your test fee will not be refunded. A date calculator can help determine when you may retake a test.
IU Southeast awards 3 credit hours for each of the following DSST exams (General Studies Majors only):
|DSST Test Number||Title of DSST Exam||Required Score||Course Equivalent|
|424||Fundamentals of College Algebra||400||No Credit Awarded|
|450||Principles of Statistics||400||MATH-K 300|
|Arts & Sciences|
|461||Art of the Western World||48||FINA-UN 100|
|465||Western Europe Since 1945||45||HIST-H 104|
|469||Introduction to the Modern Middle East||47||HIST-UN 100|
|470||Human Cultural Georgraphy||48||GEOG-G 110|
|471||Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union||45||HIST-D 310|
|473||A History of the Viet Nam War||44||HIST-A 315|
|483||The Civil War and Reconstruction||47||HIST-UN 300|
|489||Foundations of Education||46||EDUC-UN 100|
|490||Lifespan Developmental Psychology||46||PSY-B 310|
|494||General Anthropology||47||ANTH-A 105|
|495||Substance Abuse||400||PSY-P 407|
|497||Introduction to Law Enforcement||45||SPEA-J 321|
|498||Criminal Justice||400||SPEA-J 101|
|562||Fundamentals of Counseling||45||PSY-B 386|
|475||Business Ethics and Society||400||BUS-W 230|
|524||Principles of Finance||400||BUS-F 301|
|525||Principals of Financial Accounting||47||BUS-A 201|
|530||Human Resource Management||46||BUS-Z 440|
|531||Organizational Behavior||48||BUS-Z 302|
|532||Principles of Supervision||46||SUPV-S 300|
|534||Business Law II||44||BUS-L 303|
|536||Introduction to Computing||400||CSCI-C 106|
|543||Introduction to Business||400||COAS-W 100|
|548||Money and Banking||48||BUS-G 345|
|550||Personal Finance||400||BUS-F 260|
|551||Management Information Systems||400||CSCI-K 325|
|812||Business Mathematics||400||MATH-UN 100|
|tba||Fundamentals of Cybersecurity||400||CSCI-C 437 (4 cr.)|
|508||Here's to Your Health||400||HPER-H 363|
|511||Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet||46||SPEA-E 162|
|512||Principles of Physical Science I||47||PHYS-P 120|
|519||Physical Geology||46||GEOL-G 110|
|820||Technical Writing||46||ENG-W 234|
|474||Ethics in America||400||PHIL-P 140|
|496||Introduction to World Religions||400||REL-R 153|
|815||Principles of Public Speaking||47||SPCH-S 121|