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Earn Credit by Examination

DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests)

Students may receive credit by examination for achieving acceptable scores on the DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests). Test scores should be sent to the Registrar's Office at University of North Carolina Wilmington for placement and credit evaluation. Listed below are the various DSST examinations, required minimum scores, UNC Wilmington course equivalents, and credit awarded.

DSST Exam UNCW Course(s)
Min Score
Business Law II BLA 461 3 44
Environment and Humanity EVS 195 3 46
General Anthropology ANT 105 3 47
Human/Cultural Geography GGY 140 3 48
Introduction to Business BUS 105 + BUS 001(2) 3 46
Introduction to World Religions PAR 125 3 48
Lifespan Developmental Psychology PSY 223 3 47
Physical Geology GLY 001 3 46
Principles of Financial Accounting ACG 201 3 47
Principles of Public Speaking COM 101 3 52
Principles of Statistics STT 215 3 50

No credit is awarded for the following exams:

A History of the Vietnam War
Art of the Western World
Business Mathematics
Criminal Justice
Ethics in America
Foundations of Education
Fundamentals of College Algebra
Fundamentals of Counseling
Human Resource Management
Introduction to Computing
Introduction to the Modern Middle East
Introduction to Law Enforcement
Management Information Systems
Money and Banking
Organizational Behavior
Personal Finance
Principles of Physical Science I
Principles of Finance
Principles of Supervision
Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union
Substance Abuse
Technical Writing
The Civil War and Reconstruction
Western Europe Since 1945
Here's to Your Health

(last updated Mar 2011)