The Southern Testing Center is excited to be a location for the DSST. If you are considering the Southern Testing Center as your testing site for the DSST, this page will provide you with all the information you need.

About DSST

The nationally recognized DSST credit-by-exam Program gives students the opportunity to get college credit for knowledge acquired outside of the traditional classroom.  With more than 30 exam titles in college subject areas such as social sciences, math, applied technology, business, physical sciences, and humanities, DSST exams shorten the pathway to graduation while reducing college costs.

Over 1,500 colleges and universities recognize the DSST program and award college credit for passing scores. Prior to test registration, be sure to check with your college to ensure that they accept credit for the exam you wish to take.

For more information about the DSST, please visit the DSST website through the following link: https://www.getcollegecredit.com/

Course Credit

Students who pass a DSST examinations with a satisfactory score can earn academic credit at Southern towards major requirements, general education (LEP) requirements, or free electives.  To review a list of exams, minimum scores, and the course or LEP equivalent at Southern, please see the University Catalog DSST section.

Exam Registration

In order to schedule a time to take your test, you must contact the Southern Testing Center directly by emailing scsutestingcenter@southernct.edu. Registration for the DSST is completed at the test center. Please note that, as part of the registration process, you must pay a test fee directly to DSST. The test fee is only payable by credit card. The administration fee, on the other hand, may be paid either by credit card or cash.