DSST EXAM EQUIVALENCIES

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Students are eligible to receive credit for DSST (formerly known as DANTES) exams upon application to a UAA Associate or Bachelors level degree program.  Students pursuing an Occupational Endorsement Certificate are not eligible.  Please verify your admission status before ordering transcripts.

Satisfactory minimum scores are based on recommendations and evaluations from both The American Council on Education and academic departments at UAA.  Credit for exams will be elective credit or, through agreements with departments, will be equated to UAA courses.
The UAA course equivalency for each DSST exam is subject to change.

To order a DSST Exam score report, visit www.getcollegecredit.com/contact.

Your score report should be sent to:

UAA Enrollment Services
PO Box 141629
Anchorage, AK 99514-1629

If you do not see your DSST exam listed, or took your exam on paper or prior to 2008, please contact the Transfer Credit team at transfer@uaa.alaska.edu.  Scores and equivalencies for older exams, as well as DSST and DANTES exams that are no longer offered are available upon request.

Courses noted with an asterisk (*) fulfill a GER requirement

 

Test

Min.
Score

UAA Equivalent

Credits

 
Business
Business Ethics and Society (475)

400

PHIL A304 Business Ethics

3

Business Law II (534)

65

BA 300-level elective

3

Business Mathematics (812)

48 or 400

MATH 100-level elective

3

Human Resource Management (530)

46

BA 200-level elective

3

Introduction to Business (543)

46 or 420

*BA A151 Introduction to Business

3

Introduction to Computing (536)

45 or 400

CIOS 100-level elective

3

Management Information Systems (551)

46 or 400

CIS 300-level elective

3

Money and Banking (548)   Not accepted for credit
 
Organizational Behavior (531)

48

BA 200-level elective

3

Personal Finance (550)

46 or 400

BA A131 Personal Finance

3

Principles of Finance (524)

46 or 400

BA A325 Corporate Finance

3

Principles of Financial Accounting (525)

47

ACCT A201 Principles of Financial Accounting

3

Principles of Supervision (532)

46 or 400

BA A231 Fundamentals of Supervision

3

 
Humanities
Ethics in America (474)

46 or 400

*PHIL 300-level Humanities GER
(with successfully passed UAA Philosophy Department assigned essay)

3

Introduction to World Religions (496)

48 or 400

*PHIL 300-level Humanities GER

3

Principles of Public Speaking (815)   Not accepted for credit

 

 
Math
Fundamentals of College Algebra (424)

47 or 400

MATH A105 Intermediate Algebra

3

Principles of Statistics (450)

48 or 400

*STAT A252 Principles of Statistics

3

 
Physical Science
Astronomy (500)

48

*ASTR 100-level Natural Sciences Lecture GER

3

Environment and Humanity:
The Race to Save the Planet (511)

46

NSCI 100-level elective

3

Here's to Your Health (508)

426

HLTH 300-level elective

3

Physical Geology (519)

46

*GEOL 100-level Natural Science Lecture GER

3

Principles of Physical Science I (512)

47

*NSCI 100-level Natural Sciences Lecture GER

3

 
Social Science
A History of the Vietnam War (473)   Not accepted for credit
 
Introduction to the Modern Middle Eat (469)   Not accepted for credit
 
Art of the Western World (461)

48

*ART A262 History of the Western Art II

3

Criminal Justice (498)

400

JUST 300-level elective

3

Foundations of Education (489)

46

ED 200-level elective

3

Fundamentals of Counseling (562)

45

PSY 200-level elective

3

General Anthropology (494)

47

*ANTH A101 Intro to Anthropology

3

Human/Cultural Geography (470)

48

*GEOG 100-level Social Science GER

3

Introduction to Law Enforcement

45

JUST 100-level elective

3

Lifespan Development Psychology (490)

46

*PSY A150 Lifespan Development

3

Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union (471)   Not accepted for credit
 
Substance Abuse (495)
426 HS 300-level elective

3

The Civil War and Reconstruction (483)   Not accepted for credit
 
Western Europe Since 1945 (465)

 

Not accepted for credit
 
 
Technology
 Technical Writing (820) 

46

ENGL 100-level elective
3
46*ENGL A212 Technical Writing (with successfully passed UAA English Department assigned essay)
3