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DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST)

Note: TREC cannot currently administer the DSST exam for Public Speaking.

If you are considering taking a DSST or DANTES Subject Standardized Test, please read our Policies page also. Please note that the waiting period to retake an exam is 90 days. The Testing, Research-Support & Evaluation Center (TREC) is an open center for DSST testing. Currently, TREC offers 38 subject level exams. The DSST requires an $80 fee for each test, which may be paid by debit/credit only. In addition, Texas State University requires an administration fee for DSST testing of $40. The Texas State University Administration fee may be made by credit card, a money order (payable to Texas State University), or exact cash. This fee is collected upon test registration.
Note: TREC cannot provide refunds for any fees or other payments beyond one week from the date of payment.

DSST requires one of the following types of personal picture identification: Texas State Student ID, Driver’s License, State or Federal ID, Passport, Military ID, Naturalization Card, or Tribal ID.

Students with disabilities who may require accommodations must contact the Office of Disability Services (512.245.3451) prior to taking the test. Verification of disability will be required.

For DSST testing times, see Testing Lab Hours. Please note that the DSST is allotted 2 hours for the entire exam.

Please see the Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies for DSST exams they accept.

If you have taken any DSST exams elsewhere and wish to have your scores reported to Texas State, the score recipient code is 9320.

For test preparation and study information, visit http://getcollegecredit.com/testprep

For additional information about DSST, visit: http://getcollegecredit.com