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2016-2017 DSST Subject Standardized Tests

Detailed descriptions of all DSST examinations, sample questions, and suggested resources for preparation can be accessed through the web at UT Arlington is an open DSST test center, 

The DSST tests are 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 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).

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 (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.

Parking for UTA Visitors

If you are not a student at UT Arlington, you must obtain a Visitor Daily Parking Permit.  Parking Permits are driven by your vehicles License Plate; there is not a hangtag or sticker.  You may get it the day of at the Parking Office, located at 1225 W. Mitchell Street, Arlington, TX 76013.  You may also purchase it online at when you arrive.  The Daily Permit price is $3.00 and will allow you to park in the visitor lots, student lots, or any general parking lot.  If you park at Davis Hall, 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: You must know your 10-digit UTA ID number to register.

Registration for Non-UT Arlington students:

DSST Examination Program1

Satisfactory Scores and Course Credit 2016-2017
ExaminationScoreUT Arlington Courses
Art of the Western World 48 or 434 ART 1309 or 1310
Criminal Justice 54 or 428 CRCJ 2334
Money and Banking 50 or 422 ECON 3303
History of the Vietnam War 51 or 434 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.