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2013-2014 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 $25 to UT Arlington as an Administration Fee 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.

Parking for UTA Visitors

If you are not a student at UT Arlington, you must obtain a Parking tag from the Guard/Information booth located on Nedderman Drive near the entrance to the 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. Students, Faculty and Staff must have the appropriate parking permit and park in their designated parking lot.

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 2013-2014
Examination Score UT Arlington Courses
ART
Art of the Western World 48 ART 1309 or 1310
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Criminal Justice 54 or 428 CRCJ 2334
ECONOMICS
Money and Banking 50 ECON 3303
HISTORY
History of the Vietnam War 51 HIST 3361
MATHEMATICS
Principles of Statistics 48 or 400 MATH 1308
PHILOSOPHY
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.