DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
All DSST exams are administered via an internet-based test taken in the USF Testing Services office. Exams are 2 hours in duration. Examinees may view an unofficial score report online 24 hours after completing the exam. Official DSST score reports are mailed to your designated institution within 7-10 business days.
IMPORTANT: Please visit the DSST website prior to your test date to obtain the institution code of the school to which you will send your scores. If no code is entered at the time of testing, DSST will charge a $30 fee to send your scores.
USF Testing Services offers the DSST Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Examinees should register at least one business day in advance.
DSST charges $80 per examination, payable by credit card the day of the examination. USF Testing Services also charges a $30 administration fee payable prior to registering for your test.
DANTES authorizes up-front funding of DSST exam fees for eligible military and their spouses at authorized National Test Centers that administer the Internet-based DSST exams. Contact USF Testing Services for more information.
- Submit your $30 administration fee online. Please note: Your Testing Services fee will appear on your bank / credit card account statement as "USF Innovative Education."
- Contact Testing Services at 813-974-2742 after step 1 has been completed to schedule your test date/time. Walk-in option is not available at this time.
Appointments may be rescheduled up to 1 day in advance of your test date for a $15 fee. The reschedule fee must be paid online prior to calling. Missed appointments will require full repayment of exam fee.
Test-takers must wait three (3) months (90 calendar days) from their last test date to retest on the same DSST title. Any attempts to retest on the same title in less than the specified time will automatically generate an Invalid Score Report, and all test fees will be forfeited. The test-taker must then wait an additional 90 calendar days to retest.
If you require special accommodations based on a documented disability, call 1-800-967-1139 to complete the special accommodations request form. Please submit your request with appropriate documentation at least 30 days prior to the selected test date.