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Prometric owns and administers the DSST test for college credit in six subject areas (Business, Humanities, Math, Physical Science, Social Studies and Technology), covering material taught in courses that are generally taken in the first two years of college. These exams are available to anyone who is seeking college credit outside of the traditional classroom. This includes college students, adult learners, high school students and military personnel. DSST is an effective method to provide your college with evidence of prior learning for college credit. 

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Registration for a DSST exam is made through the Davenport online appointment request. Appointments must be made within a testing center’s  hours of operation. The DSST exam is given at our Grand Rapids W. A. Lettinga Testing Center, Lansing, Midland and Warren locations only.

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There are two costs associated with the DSST exam. Prometric DSST exam fees start at $85 per exam and are completed at our testing center on the day of the exam. Payment is made directly to Prometric.  

There is also a seat fee for test takers. This fee is $15 for DU students, staff and alumni and $30 for all other candidates. This fee must be made in advance to secure your seat reservation. DU seat fees are non-refundable for missed appointments.

Pay Davenport Seat Fee

*All payments must be made with credit only. No cash or personal checks will be accepted.

Military Candidates

Both the Davenport fee and the DSST test fee are waived for qualifying military candidates for their first DSST exam only. Qualifying military candidates must present a current military ID as part of their identification in order to waive the DU and DSST test fees. Qualifying military candidates include the following:

  • Service Members: Military personnel, to include active duty, Guard and Reserve components, U.S. Coast Guard, and USCG Reserve members must have and maintain a valid government-issued Common Access Card (CAC) to be eligible for DANTES funding.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Spouses: Spouses of active duty and Reserve Coast Guard members must have and maintain the Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card, DD Form 1173 to be eligible for DANTES funding.
  • Air Force Civil Service employees: Non-contract US Air Force civilian employees are eligible for DANTES-sponsored CLEP testing, but must test at on-base or fully-funded test centers.

Veterans: Veterans eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill can be reimbursed for DSST exams through the VA National Testing Program. See the Veterans section on the DSST website for details.