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DSST Testing

DSST- DANTES Testing

About DSST

DSST is a Credit by Exam Program designed to grant college credits for prior learning. Exams are offered in 30+ subjects. Earn credit for knowledge you have acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, military service, professional development, cultural pursuits, and internships. Go to www.getcollegecredit.com to learn more about DSST testing.

Additional areas of prior learning are not applicable to the MTA at this time (e.g. International Baccalaureate - IB, College-Level Examination Program - CLEP, DANTES Subject Standardized Test - DSST, etc.)

 

Why you may want to take DSST

  • Save time. A satisfactory score on a DSST exam can earn you 3 college credits (2 credits for Here’s to Your Health)
  • Save money. The cost of a DSST exam is $100, a fraction of the tuition and fees for the corresponding course.
  • Advance more quickly. Skip general introductory courses and move on to more advanced classes, or explore new and challenging academic areas.
  • Graduate on time. DSST can help you to the finish line if you’re a few credits shy of graduation.

 

Steps to register to take the DDST at North Central:

  • Please call Learning Support Services at (231) 348-6682 to reserve a seat for testing. Testing is available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m-5 p.m. (summer hours Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)
  • The cost to take each subject test is $100.
  • $20 is paid to the North Central Michigan College in cash or check for administration fee.
  • $80 is paid to DSST with a CREDIT CARD ONLY at the time you take the test.
  • American Express, MasterCard and Visa are accepted by IBIT Prometric-DSST.
  • Billing address must match the card information.
  • Debit cards can be used but not prepaid debit cards.
  • Active duty, guard or reserve military members’ first attempt is covered by DANTES.
  • Veterans eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill can be reimbursed for the DSST exams.
  • http://getcollegecredit.com/assets/pdf/DANTES_Funding_Guide.pdf
  • A government issued photo ID (for example: driver’s license) is required to test
  • Also bring a credit card to pay for the DSST portion ($80) and cash or check to pay the administration fee to North Central ($20).
  • It is important to select a college or institution at the time of testing, for your score report to be sent to, otherwise you will be charged a fee for this at a later date.
  • There is a 2 hour time limit for each test.
  • Do not bring food, drinks, electronic communication devices, personal calculators, guests, children and/or pets.
  • Practice/sample tests are available for a cost of $5 for two attempts in a 24 hour period. Go to www.getcollegecredit.com and visit the “Test Preparation” tab
  • Learning Support Services is located in the SCRC building. Stay on the main drive until you reach Parking Lot 6. Entrance is under the large wooden archway by the gym and bookstore, take the hallway on the left, LSS is on the left, Room 533. Please arrive on time for your testing appointment.

 

After testing information:

  • DSST/IBT scores may be printed upon completion of test. Official score reports are mailed to the candidate’s designated institution within 7-10 business days.
  • If a college or institution is not designated at the time of testing, no score report is mailed, and a transcript fee will be charged by DSST/IBT to send it later.
  • Not all colleges accept DSST credits. It is important to check with future colleges about DSST policies.
  • There is a 90 day waiting period to retake a subject test in the same subject area.

DSST POLICY FOR NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE

Additional areas of prior learning are not applicable to the MTA at this time --
(e.g. International Baccalaureate-IB,

College-Level Examination Program-CLEP, DANTES Subject Standardized Test-DSST, etc.)

Total credit for prior-college level learning (DSST), AP, CLEP and/or
Transfer credits shall not exceed 45 credit hours.
Credit is granted for exams that apply to the student's declared program of study at North Central.

DSST EXAM NAME

MINIMUM 
SCORE
REQUIRED

AMOUNT OF
CREDIT 
GRANTED

EQUIVALENT 
COURSE
AT NCMC

MATH

     

Fundamentals of College Algebra
The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam

400

3

MATH 130

Math for Liberal Arts
The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam

400

3

MATH 128

Principles of Statistics
The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam
400 3 STAT 200

HUMANITIES

     

Ethics in America

400

3

PHL 105

 History of the Soviet Union

400

3

 Elective

Introduction to World Religion

400

3

REL 100

Principles of Adv. English Composition

400

3

ENG 112

Principles of Public Speaking*

400/Pass

3

COM 111

*Two part test, multiple choice and speech portion. Must receive minimum score of 400 on
multiple-choice test andmust also receive a passing grade on the speech to receive credit.

BUSINESS

     

Business Ethics and Society

400

3

Elective

Business Mathematics
The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam

400

3

B 104

Human Resource Management

400

3

B 201

Introduction to Business

400

3

B 161

Management Information Systems

400

3

Elective

Money & Banking

400

3

Elective

Organizational Behavior

400

3

Elective

Personal Finance

400

3

B 155

Principles of Finance
The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam

400

3

Elective

Principles of Supervision

400

3

B 200

TECHNOLOGY

     
Computing & Information Technology 400 3 CIS 100

Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

400

3 upper

Elective

Technical Writing

400

3

Elective

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

     

Astronomy

400

3

Elective-No Lab

Environment Science

400

3

GEO 111

Health & Human Development 400 2 PE Credit

Principles of Physical Science I

400

3

Elective-No Lab

SOCIAL SCIENCE

     
History of the Vietnam War 400 3 Elective
Art of the Western World 400 3 ARTH 111
Criminal Justice 400 3 CJ 102

Foundations of Education

400

3

Elective

Fundamentals of Counseling

400

3

Elective

General Anthropology 400 3 Elective
Introduction to Geography 400 3 GEO 121
Introduction to Law Enforcement 400 3 CJ Elective

Lifespan Developmental

400

3

PSY 261

Substance Abuse

400

3 upper

Elective

The Civil War and Reconstruction 400 3 HST 131