DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST)


The DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST) program is a credit-by-examination testing program provided by Thompson Prometric. It is a series of 37 examinations of college-level academic, technical, and business subjects.

Colleges and corporations use DSSTs to measure knowledge in a particular area. Based on the achievement of a passing examination score, candidates can receive college credit or continuing education credit.

DSST testing is offered at national test centers, including Liberty University. Non-traditional returning adult students, corporate trainees, and military members now use DSSTs on a regular basis.

Please refer to www.liberty.edu/clep for information on how residential students can gain exemption from classes via standardized examinations. 


The DSST fees are broken down in the following way:

  • Administrative Fee - $50*
    Paid before the exam is taken by using the Testing Services Payment Portal.
    *Administrative fee can be waived for active or retired military students. Please email testingservices@liberty.edu in order to make these arrangements.
  • DSST Fee - $80
    Paid on the day of the exam right before a student takes the test. 
  • Total per exam - $130


Michell Brandon
Supervisor, Testing Services
(434) 582-2408
DeMoss Hall 1036

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