DANTES Subject Standard Test
Fee for DANTES Funded Candidate
Initial DSST exams are free for DANTES funded students. If a DANTES funded candidate fails an initial exam, the candidate must pay to repeat the same exam. The cost to repeat the same exam is a $15 administration fee paid to Pierce College and an $85 exam fee paid to DSST. Please visit the DSST website to see if you qualify for DANTES funded testing.
Civilian and Non-DANTES Funded Service Member
If you are not DANTES funded or a civilian wishing to take a CLEP exam, there is a $15 administration fee paid to Pierce College and an $85 exam fee paid to DSST. Veterans may be eligible for exam fee reimbursement through their VA benefits.
Equivalencies for Pierce College
Study materials are available in many different formats. Libraries offer a vast supply of study books and DSST provides practice exams.
Day of Test
- DANTES Funded: Please bring two pieces of valid ID (examples: CAC card and driver's license).
- Non-DANTES Funded: Please bring two pieces of valid ID and a credit/debit card for payment.
Principles of Public Speaking is a two-part test. The first part is a two-hour multiple choice test that can be taken on any scheduled testing day. The second part is 20 minutes and must be done within 30 days of taking the first part. The second part will be scheduled on Thursday mornings between 9–11 a.m.
Candidates must wait 3 months (90 days) from their last test date to retest the same DSST title.
For more information, please contact DSST customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-471-9860.