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DANTES Subject Test (DSST)

Credits from Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support Subjects Standardized Test (DANTES SST) examination program offered by Educational Testing Services are accepted as crosswalked. There are 50 subject-standardized tests covering a wide range of college level academic, business and technical subjects.

  • WVC is not a testing site for DSST and official scores must be submitted for evaluation.
  • Students must have 15 WVC transcribed credits with a 2.0 or better GPA to be eligible for academic credit for prior learning (ACPL) consideration.
  • A maximum award of 10 DSST credits can be earned in a distribution area (maximum of five credits in world languages). A maximum of five DSST credits can be used to meet the writing skills requirement for a degree. Credit will not fulfill the writing requirement for advanced English composition.
  • DSST credit is not allowed if credit has been received for a more advanced class.
  • ACPL credit is limited to a maximum of 30 credits required for WVC degrees or certificates. Workforce programs, specifically, are limited to 25% of total credits for degree.
  • DSST credit receives a “P” grade, will not affect the GPA and will not apply to WVC residency requirements.
  • There is no fee for this evaluation.