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DSST exams are available to anyone who is seeking college credit outside the traditional classroom, including college students, adult learners, high school students and military personnel.  Many confuse DSST with DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support), which is a division of the Department of Defense that provides educational support to military members.  In 2004, the exams were acquired and are now owned and administered by Prometric.

For more information, please see the DSST website: getcollegecredit.com

SIUC awards proficiency credit to students who have passed DSST exams with the ACE recommended score, which is 400 for all exams.  Upon receipt of the test scores, the appropriate course articulation will be awarded to the student's record.  If test scores for new freshman are received after orientation/registration, the student will need to work with their academic advisor to ensure duplicate courses are not taken.  DSST proficiency credit does not carry a grade, and is not used in computing the student's grade point average.  SIUC policy limits the amount of proficiency credit to 30 hours.

Prometric transcripts may be ordered here.

Prometric transcript scores should be sent to:

Articulation & Evaluation
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Student Services Building 0382, Mailcode 4725
1263 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

 

 

Exam Title

Score

Course Equivalent

UCC Category

Hours

Business

Business Ethics and Society

400

ACCT 414: Business Ethics

 

3

Business Mathematics

400

GENERAL ELECTIVE

 

3

Human Resource Management

400

GENERAL ELECTIVE

 

3

Introduction to Business

400

GENERAL ELECTIVE

 

3

Computing and Information Technology

(Formerly Introduction to Computing)

400

GENERAL ELECTIVE

 

3

Management Information Systems

400

GENERAL ELECTIVE

 

3

Money and Banking

400

GENERAL ELECTIVE

 

3

Organizational Behavior

400

GENERAL ELECTIVE

 

3

Personal Finance

400

FIN 200: Personal Finance

 Social Science

3

Principles of Finance

400

GENERAL ELECTIVE

 

3

Principles of Supervision

400

GENERAL ELECTIVE

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

Humanities

Principles of Advanced English Composition

400

Under Review

 

3

Ethics in America

400

PHIL 104: Ethics

Humanities

3

Introduction to World Religions

400

HIST 202: America's Religious Diversity

Multicultural

3

Principles of Public Speaking

400

CMST 101: Intro to Oral Communication

Speech

3

Math

 

 

 

 

 

Fundamentals of College Algebra

400

GENERAL ELECTIVE

3

Math for Liberal Arts

400

MATH 101: Intro to Contemporary Math

Math

3

Principles of Statistics

400

MATH 282: Intro to Statistics

Math

3

Physical Science

Astronomy

400

PHYS 103: Astronomy 

Physical Science

3

Health and Human Development   

(Formerly Here's to Your Health)

400

HED 101: Foundations of Human Health

Human Health

3

Environmental Science

(Formerly, Environment and Humanity:The Race to Save the Planet)

   

400

Effective 2012 Catalog: GEOG 100: Environmental Conversation

Previous Catalogs: ENGR 301I: Humans and the Environment

Social Science

3

Principles of Physical Science I

400

UCC PHYSICAL SCIENCE SUBSTITUTION

Physical Science

3

Social Science

A History of the Vietnam War

400

GENERAL ELECTIVE

 

3

Art of the Western World

400

UCC HUMANITIES OR FINE ARTS SUBSTITUTION

Humanities or Fine Arts

3

The Civil War and Reconstruction

400

GENERAL ELECTIVE

 

3

Criminal Justice

400

GENERAL ELECTIVE

 

3

Foundations of Education

400

GENERAL ELECTIVE

 

3

Fundamentals of Counseling

400

GENERAL ELECTIVE

 

3

General Anthropology

400

ANTH 104: The Human Experience

Social Science

3

Human/Cultural Geography

400

GEOG 103: World Geology

Social Science

3

Introduction to Law Enforcement

400

GENERAL ELECTIVE

 

3

Lifespan Development Psychology

400

UCC SOCIAL SCIENCE SUBSTITUTION

Social Science

3

History of the Soviet Union

400

GENERAL ELECTIVE

 

3

Substance Abuse

400

GENERAL ELECTIVE

 

3

Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

400

GENERAL ELECTIVE

 

3

Technical Writing

400

GENERAL ELECTIVE

 

3

DSST scores were converted from 2-digit to 3-digit scores beginning in 2008.  Minimum passing 2-digit scores for credit ranged from 44-49 depending upon the exam.  Please contact transferservices@siu.edu with questions regarding 2-digit exam scores.

Approval to take exams does not guarantee award of credit. The ACE recommended score must be achieved before student is eligible to receive transfer credit. An official Prometric transcript is required for evaluation of credit. All information on credit by exam is subject to change without notice.

Quick facts on DSST:

  • It's not just for the military
  • Over 35 exams articulated
  • Receive credit for knowledge acquisition