What is DSST?

The DSST Program helps students reach their educational goals faster and at a lower cost. The computer-based DSST tests are nationally-recognized and provide students the opportunity to receive college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional college classroom. DSST exams are for all students including:

  • College students
  • 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 in upper and lower division courses 
  • Free 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. UAA administered DSST exams. DSST provides official DSST study materials.

How much does a DSST exam cost?

The cost of a DSST exam is $118.00, which is covered in two separate payments:

  • $33.00 to the University of Alaska Anchorage (test administration fee)  paid online  (includes a $3.00 credit card processing fee).

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

Military 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:

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

Military service members may schedule a proctoring appointment online with UAA for free. If you need to retake a same test, you must schedule as a civilian and pay the fees. The Department of Defense is no longer covering retakes or reimbursing the Testing Center.

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

When can I schedule a DSST exam?

You may schedule an appointment online at least 24 hours in advance of your test time.

The DSST Public Speaking exam section II requires a private room to make your speech and is offered at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm, Monday - Thursday. For questions or additional information about this requirements, contact us: by phone at 907-786-4525 or by email.

What is my 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,  look up your code before coming into the testing center.