2012-2013 DSST Subject Standardized Tests
DSST's provide an opportunity for people to obtain college credit for what they have learned in non-traditional ways. The DSST Program is made available by Thompson-Prometric and is used by adult education programs, the United States Department of Defense and two and four-year colleges. The DSST program is used by colleges and universities to award college credit to those who demonstrate that they have knowledge comparable to someone who completed the classroom course in the subject.
Detailed descriptions of all DSST examinations, sample questions, and suggested resources for preparation can be accessed through the web at www.getcollegecredit.com. UT Arlington is an open DSST test center, and candidates should contact Testing Services for test dates and registration procedures.
The DSST tests are now computer based and you can receive your scores the same day that you test. You will create your own user name and password, which will enable you to obtain your scores online at ibt.prometric.com/dsst from any remote location.
The DSST examinations and scores that are accepted by UT Arlington for credit by examination are listed below. Students who would like credit here at UT Arlington should have their scores sent to UT Arlington, Testing Services (8025).
Practice Prep Tools
Please visit Test Resource for practice tests.
UTA Students Please Note Credit by Exam Policy
"Credit by examination can be awarded only for courses in which the student has neither a passing nor a failing grade (including a Z in English) at UT Arlington or transfer credit from another institution of higher education." To read the complete list of credit-by-exam policies for UT Arlington please go to: Credit by Examination.
Fees for DSST
Fees are $20 to UT Arlington as an Administration Fee (non-refundable) and $80 to DSST on the day of the test by credit card only.
Payment is due at the time of registration
Fees must be paid when you schedule the appointment. If not paid within 24 hours, the appointment will be canceled. If you cannot pay on-line, contact Testing Services at 817-272-2362.
Our regular testing schedule is Monday-Friday at 1 p.m., excluding holidays.
Parking for Visitors in Davis Hall
You must obtain a Parking tag from the Guard/Information booth located across from Davis Hall parking lot. You may ONLY park in the GREEN lined area located directly across from the Guard booth. DO NOT park in any White lined parking spots or you may receive a ticket. For further instructions ask the guard for clarification.
Register for the DSST
Registration for UT Arlington students: utatesting.timetrade.com. You must know your 10-digit UTA ID number to register.
Registration for Non-UT Arlington students: nonstudents.utatesting.timetrade.com.
DSST Examination Program1
Satisfactory Scores and Course Credit 2012-2013
|Examination||Score||UT Arlington Courses|
|Art of the Western World||48||ART 1309 or 1310|
|Criminal Justice||54 or 428||CRCJ 2334|
|Money and Banking||50||ECON 3303|
|History of the Vietnam War||51||HIST 3361|
|Principles of Statistics||48 or 400||MATH 1308|
|Ethics in America||672 or 422||PHIL 1304|
1 DSST scores reported on an official DSST Transcript that meet the minimum requirements for DSST in the section above may be used for credit by examination.
2 A score of 67 or now 422 and a passing score on the essay is required for credit for PHIL 1304. The essay for this examination must be sent to UT Arlington (8025), where it will be scored by faculty in the Philosophy Department.