• 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 Registrar's 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)

    A History of the Vietnam War

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Art of the Western World

    400

    Elective

    3

    GOAL 6

    Astronomy

    400

    AST 102

    3

    GOAL 3

    Business Ethics and Society

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Business Mathematics

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Civil War and Reconstruction

    400

    Elective

    3

    GOAL 5

    Computing Information & Technology

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Criminal Justice

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Environment and Humanity

    400

    Elective

    3

    GOAL 10

    Ethics in America

    400

    Elective

    3

    GOAL 9

    Foundations of Education

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Fundamentals of College Algebra

    400

    MATH 127

    3

    GOAL 4

    Fundamentals of Counseling

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    General Anthropology

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Health & Human Development

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Human Resources Management

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Human/Cultural Geography

    400

    Elective

    3

    GOAL 8

    Intro to Business

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Intro to Law Enforcement

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Intro to World Religions

    400

    Elective

    3

    GOAL 8

    Lifespan Development Psychology

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Management Information Systems

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Money and Banking

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Organizational Behavior

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Personal Finance

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Physical Geology

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Principles of Finance

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Principles of Physical Science I

    400

    PSCI 170

    3

    GOAL 3

    Principles of Public Speaking

    400

    COMM 100

    3

    GOAL 1A

    Principles of Supervision

    400

    Elective

    3

     

    Principles of Statistics

    400

    Elective

    3

    GOAL 4

    History of the Soviet Union

    400

    Elective

    3

    GOAL 8

    Substance Abuse 400 Elective 3  
    Technical Writing 400 Elective 3