Tests Services

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 through Saturday. Examinees should register at least one business day in advance.


DSST charges $100 per examination, payable by credit card the day of the examination. USF Testing Services charges a $38.50 proctoring fee payable prior to coming to the testing center. All fees are nonrefundable.  

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. Visit getcollegecredit.com for more information.


Submit your proctoring fee online. 


Appointments may be rescheduled up to 1 day in advance of your test date for a $18.50 fee. The reschedule fee must be paid online . Missed appointments will require full repayment of exam fee.

Retest Policies

Test-takers must wait one (1) month (30 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.

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Disability Services

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.