DSST Examinations

The nationally recognized DSST program(formerly DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) helps students receive college credit for learning outside of the traditional classroom through credit by examination.  Below is a list of the DSST exams for which National American University has equivalent courses, and credit hours toward graduation may be earned.

The table of recommended minimum scores provided by Prometric is used to determine successful exam completion (see below.)  Test preparation resources may be obtained online at http://getcollegecredit.com/testprep/.

To find a Test Center near you in order to schedule a DSST exam, please go to http://getcollegecredit.com/institutions/search/.

Note:  DSST exams were previously known as “DANTES exams”, and some testing centers may still refer to them as such.

DSST Exam

Mathematics

Credit Hours

NAU Equivalent Course

Minimum Score

Fundamentals of College Algebra

4.5

MA2050 College Algebra

47/400*

Principles of Statistics

4.5

MA3000 Business Statistics

48/400

DSST Exam

Social Science

Credit Hours

NAU Equivalent Course

Minimum Score

Criminal Justice

4.5

CJ1000 Introduction to Criminal Justice

49/400

Art of the Western World

4.5

HU2200 Art Appreciation

48

Western Europe Since 1945

4.5

Social Science or General Education Elective

45

Introduction to the Modern Middle East

4.5

Social Science or General Education Elective

47

Human/Cultural Geography

4.5

Social Science or General Education Elective

48

Rise & Fall of the Soviet Union

4.5

Social Science or General Education Elective

45

A History of the Vietnam War

4.5

Social Science or General Education Elective

44

The Civil War and Reconstruction

4.5

Social Science or General Education Elective

47

Lifespan Developmental Psychology

4.5

Social Science or General Education Elective

46

General Anthropology

4.5

Social Science or General Education Elective

47

DSST Exam

Business

Credit Hours

NAU Equivalent Course

Minimum Score

Principles of Finance

4.5

FN3000 Principles of Finance I

46/400

 

Principles of Financial Accounting

4.5

AC1060 Principles of Accounting I (please provide a study guide to the student; the exam includes some items addressed in Principles II)

47

 

Principles of Supervision

4.5

MT3300 Supervision

46/400

Introduction to Business

4.5

Open elective

46/400

Business Mathematics

4.5

Open elective

48/400

Management Information Systems

4.5

MT3500/CI3510 Managing Information Systems

46/400

DSST Exam

Physical Science

Credit Hours

NAU Equivalent Course

Minimum Score

Astronomy

           4.5

SC1120 Astronomy

48

Here’s to Your Health

4.5

General education or open elective

48/400

Principles of Physical Science I

4.5

SC1300 Physical Science

47

Physical Geology

4.5

Science Elective

46

DSST Exam

Humanities

Credit Hours

NAU Equivalent Course

Minimum Score

Ethics in America

4.5

Humanities Elective

46/400

Introduction to World Religions

4.5

HU2150 World Religions

48/400

Principles of Public Speaking - -impromptu persuasive speech also required

4.5

EN2100  Speech

47

DSST Exam Computer Science

Credit Hours

NAU Equivalent Course

Minimum Score

Introduction to Computing

4.5

CI elective

45/400

A score in bold type indicate the minimum score required on a revised DSST examination