The DSST test taker audience has changed over the years, but as of 2006, 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.
There are several upper- and lower-level courses available in a variety of subjects – everything from social sciences to history to business. DSST exams are $100 each, a substantial savings when compared to the cost of a three-credit college course that can cost upwards of $750, depending on the school. DSST exams not only can save you money, but also can accelerate degree completion so you can begin your career!
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