DSST Testing at Camp Lejeune

UNCW DSST Flyer (pdf)
NEW: Military service members receive free retake

What is DSST?

The DANTES Subject Standardized Test® (DSST) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of the DSST examinations.

The following tests will no longer be offered starting
January 1, 2015:

Business Law II

Introduction to the Modern Middle East

Physical Geology

Principles of Financial Accounting

Western Europe Since 1945

Who can take DSST Tests at Camp Lejeune?

What do I need to do prior to the test?

All testers will need to know their 4-digit Institution Score Report Recipient Code. This code can be found at www.getcollegecredit.com/institutions/search.(external link) Please bring this code on your testing day. Testers also need to bring two forms of ID, credit card, and the $25 money order or cashier’s check. Your test score will be available 24 hours after taking the exam, to view your results log in to http://ibt.prometric.com/dsst (external link).

When can I take a DSST test?

Testing times will vary from semester, for the most current information please see the Testing Services Home Page

How long and how expensive is a test?

DSST tests are 2 hours.

For eligible military personnel, DSST testing is FREE, however military personnel who do not receive a passing score will be required to pay (out-of -pocket) for an exam re-take. Please contact the UNCW Testing Center 910.962.TEST (8378) for further details and eligibility requirements. 

The cost of a DSST exam is $108, per test. The testing fee is split in to two separate payments, the $80 DSST fee must be paid by CREDIT CARD on your testig day, UNCW's administrative fee of $25 (+ $3 convenience fee) can be paid online at UNCW's Registration and Payment system.

What if I need to retake an exam?

Examinees must wait 90 calendar days for retakes. Examinees retesting before the 90-day waiting period has elapsed will have their test scores invalidated, be required to wait an additional 90-days, and forfeiting all retesting fees paid.


For online registrants: at least 24 hours prior to your appointment, you can reschedule at the UNCW's Registration and Payment website. Click on: My Registrations.  Enter your email address.  Reschedule your appointment.

How many college credits will I receive?

There are 37 computer-based tests available, it will depend on the school you will be attending. For the most updated information regarding the credit awarded by UNCW, visit the following website at: http://uncw.edu/reg/transfercredit-examdsst.htm.

Where can I take a DSST Test?

Testing is available at the UNCW National Testing Center aboard MCB Camp Lejeune. The testing center is located in the John A. Lejeune Education Center, 825 Stone Street, in Room 121.

Eligible personnel (with base access) may schedule a test through Registration and Payment. Non-authorized personnel should access http://www.collegeboard.com/ (external link) for the nearest National Testing Facility.

Due to the limited number of seats available per DSST testing sessions, a minimum of 24 hours notice is required for all DSST exam cancellations.

In accordance with mandatory base dress code (external link) policies, appropriate attire is required when testing.

What if I have a disability and need special testing accommodations?

DSST requires documentation of a disability in order to provide the appropriate test accommodations. Please contact the DSST test administrator at 910.962.TEST (8378) for specific information PRIOR to scheduling an appointment.

How do I prepare for a DSST test?

DSST study materials are available at http://iStudySmart.com (external link) or http://getcollegecredit.com/testprep (external link). Use institution code 7218. All military affiliated test takers may access www.nko.navy.mil (external link) for additional prep material. The Education Center Library, Base Library and Onslow County Libraries also have DSST testing materials.


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