Take the DSST

The DSST allows you to earn college credit without taking the corresponding courses. These tests are intended for active-duty military and their spouses, military veterans, homeschooled students, and adult learners who want to earn college credit in a shorter amount of time.

More than 1,900 institutions grant college credits for high performances on the DSST, and you can take more than 30 of these exams at the Testing Center. Tests cover college subject areas such as social sciences, math, applied technology, business, and humanities.

Before you take the DSST, check with your counselor to be sure it fits into your curriculum. View the DSST study guides and be prepared to finish the test within two hours. You also can review how many credit hours you'll earn by taking the DSST.

Step 1: Schedule your test

You can schedule your test during any of these days and times:

  • Monday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The DSST is offered in the Business Building (BS3000).

*We are currently unable to give the Principles of Public Speaking exam.

Schedule your exam

Step 2: Pay your testing fees

The cost for taking the DSST is $80, payable to DSST on the day of the test with credit or debit card only.

We charge an additional $25 to take the test at the IUPUI Testing Center.  Follow the link below to pay.

Proof of payment is required to test.

Pay the IUPUI testing fee

Step 3: Interpret your results

Computer-based test results will be available the day of the test. Official results will be sent to IUPUI in approximately one week. If you need help interpreting your test scores, please see your counselor. Test proctors cannot discuss your scores.