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  • DSST (Dantes) Examinations

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  • DSST (Dantes) Examinations

    MSUM recognizes the DSST (Dantes) examination, which was originally designed for the military as a way to provide individuals an opportunity to obtain college level credit for what they have learned in nontraditional ways. Now available for civilian use, the DSST Test Control Officer (TCO) administers the exams on more than 560 military installations and official DSST test centers. The main users of the exams include adult education programs, U.S. Department of Defense, and two- and four-year colleges and universities.

    In accordance with MnSCU policy, students must receive a minimum score on the examinations to qualify for possible awarding of credit and advanced placement, which is determined by the appropriate academic department on campus. If MSUM does not have an equivalent course, free elective credit may be awarded. Credit earned through DSST may not be used to satisfy residence-credit requirements for graduation.

    Additional Information:
    For more information on DSST exams and to locate a test center, go to www.getcollegecredit.com

    Please contact the MSUM Records Office at 218.477.2565 for more information on credit awarded for these tests.

     

    DSST Examination

    Accepted Score

    Equivalent MSUM Course

    Credit Hours

    LASC Goal(s)

    Fundamentals of College Algebra

    400

    MATH 127

    3

    GOAL 4

    Principles of Statistics

    400

    Elective

    3

    GOAL 4

    Art of the Western World

    48

    Elective

    3

    GOAL 6

    Intro to the Modern Middle East

    44

    Elective

    3

    GOAL 8

    Human/Cultural Geography

    48

    Elective

    3

    GOAL 8

    Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union

    45

    Elective

    3

    GOAL 8

    A History of the Vietnam War

    49

    Elective

    3

     

    Civil War and Reconstruction

    47

    Elective

    3

    GOAL 5

    Foundations of Education

    46

    Elective

    3

     

    Lifespan Developmental Psychology

    46

    Elective

    3

     

    General Anthropology

    47

    Elective

    3

     

    Substance Abuse

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Intro to Law Enforcement

    45

    Elective

    3

     

    Criminal Justice

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Fundamentals of Counseling

    45

    Elective

    3

     

    Principles of Financial Accounting

    49

    Elective

    3

     

    Human Resource Management

    46

    Elective

    3

     

    Organizational Behavior

    48

    Elective

    3

     

    Principles of Supervision

    46

    Elective

    3

     

    Business Law II

    52

    Elective

    3

     

    Intro to Computing

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Intro to Business

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Money and Banking

    48

    Elective

    3

     

    Personal Finance

    46

    Elective

    3

     

    Management Information Systems

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Business Mathematics

    48

    Elective

    3

     

    Astronomy

    48

    AST 102

    3

    GOAL 3

    Here's to Your Health

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Environment and Humanity

    46

    Elective

    3

    GOAL 10

    Principles of Physical Science I

    47

    PSCI 170

    3

    GOAL 3

    Physical Geology

    46

    Elective

    3

     

    Technical Writing

    46

    Elective

    3

     

    Ethics in America

    400

    Elective

    3

    GOAL 9

    Intro to World Religions

    400

    Elective

    3

    GOAL 8

    Principles of Public Speaking

    47

    CMST 100

    3

     

    Business Ethics and Society

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Western Europe: Since 1945

    45

    Elective

    3