Take the DSST

The DSST allows you to earn college credit without taking the corresponding courses. These tests are intended for adult learners, home schooled students, degree completion, and active duty military and their spouses.  

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 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Testing Center cannot accommodate same day appointments. 

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 $85, 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.

The sitting fee must be paid prior to the day of your exam. Payment CANNOT be made at the Testing Center. Failure to make advanced payment will result in forfeiture of your appointment. 


Refunds will not be given once the test is administered.

Testers, seeking a refund, should contact indexams@iupui.edu to begin the process. Verfication of appointment and proof of payment will be required.

If applicable, testing fee refund will be made through original method of payment. Total processing may take up to 3-4 business days. 

Proof of payment is required to test.

Pay the IUPUI testing fee

Step 3: Interpret your results

Official results will be sent to the univeristy you select in approximately one week. If you need help interpreting your test scores, please see your advisor. The Testing Center does not have access to your scores and are not able to interperet them.