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DSST ™

The DSST Test: GetCollegeCredit.Com

Location:Simplot Micron Academic Success Hub, Room 213 A
Scheduling:Appointment Required. Please visit our Scheduling Page to register.
Cost:$120.00 (Card Only)
What to Bring:Valid Government ID With Signature (drivers licensee, passport, etc) And A Valid Credit Card.
*Placement tests are not offered during midterms and final exam weeks

About DSST

The DSST™ credit by exam program which gives students the chance to earn credits based on prior learning. Recommended by the American Council on Education, the program offers 38 exams. Diverse subject areas are offered including health, ethics, finance and technology. Prometric, the global leader in testing and assessment, is the vendor for the DSST™ program. Prometric has placed students on the fast track to college degrees since 1986. The test awards college credits for prior learning or life experience. See the DSST Website for more information.

Boise State University offers 37 of the 38 exams: see which exams fulfill degree requirements.  These classes vary depending on the program or degree you are completing.  Please meet with your adviser to decide which exam is right for you. Testing Center staff are unable to advise which tests to take or what will meet degree requirements.
DSST™ exams require an appointment. The Testing Center accepts appointments Tuesday thru Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  You can make your appointment at our Scheduling Page.

We do not offer the public speaking exam at this time.

Fees and Instructions

  • Two non-refundable fees apply for this test. Payment of fees occurs separately ($120 in total).
  • Unofficial results will be available immediately after the test.
  • It takes approximately four to six weeks for the official scores to arrive at the Registrar’s office.
  • If the first attempt is not passed, you must wait 90 days before retesting. Testing fees must be paid again.
  • Tests are 2 hours long.

Active Military & Civil Servants:

Boise State Testing Services is an official DANTES funded testing site for qualified military personnel, civil service personnel, Dept. of Defense Acquisition Personnel, and their spouses. Those who are eligible will not be charged the above fees. See the Collegeboard eligibility guide to find out if you qualify. Qualified testers should select the “Active Military CLEP” option when making an Appointment.