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Register for DSST

Appointments must be made within a testing center's hours of operation.

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The nationally recognized DSST Credit-by-Exam Program gives students the opportunity to get college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom. With more than 30 exam titles in college subject areas such as Social Sciences, Math, Applied Technology, Business, Physical Sciences, and Humanities, DSST exams shorten the pathway to graduation while reducing college costs.


There are two costs associated with the DSST exam. DSST exam fees are $100 per exam and are paid for at our testing center on the day of the exam. Payment is made directly to Prometric. Credit card only.

There is also a seat fee for test takers. This fee is $25 for DU students, staff, and alumni and $40 for all other candidates. This fee must be made in advance to secure your seat reservation. All payments must be made with credit only. No cash or personal checks will be accepted.

Military Candidates

Military Candidates now also have the option to take an exam online via a Remote Proctor

Exam fees for the first attempt at any DSST title are covered by DANTES for eligible military service members. Service members are responsible for funding a retest of any DSST exam title if they do not receive a passing score. Davenport University also waives their seat fee for qualifying military candidates. 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:

  • Active Duty Military: Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard (Active/Reserve), National Guard and Reserve
  • Civilian Employees and Spouses: Coast Guard (Active/Reserve)
  • DoD Civilian Employees: Air Force (excludes contract employees)
  • Veterans: Veterans eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill can be reimbursed for DSST exams through the VA National Testing Program. For more information on DSST fee reimbursement, visit