What is DSST?

The DSST Program is designed to help students reach their educational goals faster at a lower cost. DSST Tests are computer based, nationally recognized and provides students the opportunity to receive college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional college classroom. DSST exams are for students of any kind including:

  • College Students and Adult Learners
  • Active duty, guard & reserve military members
  • Veterans
  • Homeschooled Students
  • High School Students

Why Take a DSST Credit by Exam Test?

  • DSST exams are approved for college credit
  • Over 30 exams to choose from in upper and lower division
  • Funded for active duty military and spouses (see list below)
  • DSST tests cost as low as $115.00 per exam
  • Over 1900 institutions grant credit for DSST exams

DSST exams can provide students the opportunity to satisfy prerequisite courses that will allow them to move into advance courses. Click HERE to obtain a listing of DSST exams administered at UAA. Study Material. DSST Official Study materials can be obtained at www.getcollegecredit.com/testprep.html

Fully Funded Testing Site:

The University of Alaska Anchorage is a fully funded test site.  This means that eligible military and civilian personnel can test for free. Check the list below to see if you qualify:  

Active Duty and Reserve

    • Army
    • Navy
    • Air Force
    • Marine Corps
    • U.S. Coast Guard
    • Army Reserve
    • Marine Corps Reserve
    • Coast Guard Reserve
    • Army and Air National Guard
    • Civilian employees
    • Spouses of participating Reserve Component and Coast Guard personnel

Military service members may schedule a proctoring appointment  online with UAA for free.

  1. Choose an exam
  2. Select DSST Military
  3. Schedule your appointment


You may schedule an appointment online at least 24 hours in advance. 

When scheduling please note the  DSST Public Speaking exam section II requires a private  room to make your speech.  This must be scheduled as an afternoon appointment Monday - Friday. For questions or additional information about this requirements, contact us: 907-786-4525 or email: testing@uaa.alaska.edu.


The cost of a DSST exam is $115.00, which is covered in two separate payments:

  • $30.00 to the University of Alaska Anchorage (test administration fee) 

  • $85.00 to PROMETRIC (This fee cannot be prepaid. You will pay this fee at the Testing Center on the day of your scheduled test via credit card)

The $30.00 test administration fee may be paid at Cashiering, located in the University Center prior to taking your exam.


You may pre-register and pay the $30.00 test administration fee online.  There will be a $3.00 convenience fee charged for this service. 

DSST School Code

All testers will need a 4 digit school code in order to take the exam.  UAA School code is 9043.  If you are taking DSST for another school,  lookup your code here before coming into the testing center.