Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
McTarnaghan Hall, Room 204
10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
The DSST (DANTES) credit- by- examination computer-based testing program is offered at Florida Gulf Coast University.
The DSST Program (formerly DANTES Program) is a credit-by-examination testing program provided by Thomson Prometric TM. Colleges, universities and corporations use DSST exams to measure knowledge in a particular subject area. Based on the achievement of a passing examination score, candidates can receive college credit or continuing education credit to speed themselves to competency and life changing credentials. Each establishment determines its passing scores for each DSST.
The DSST Program offers 37 test titles in a wide range of college-level academic, technical, and business subjects. Some of the tests are subjects you may have been introduced to through a hobby or special interest, e.g., astronomy, anthropology, and art. Some of the tests cover material you may have learned on the job, e.g., financial accounting, banking, personnel supervision, and law enforcement. Non-traditional returning adult students and corporate trainees, in addition to military members, now use DSSTs on a regular basis.
A Fact Sheet is available for each examination. It lists the test specifications, offers a description of the test content and sample questions typical of those encountered on the test. The Fact Sheet provides the American Council on Education's recommended minimum passing scores and credit awards. Fact Sheets can be downloaded from www.getcollegecredit.com.
Registration for the test can be accomplished online, in person at the Testing Center or by mail. You may schedule an appointment by phone once we have received your DSST registration form and $35 fee.
Allow up to 2 hours to complete your test.
To register online for a DSST exam online, click the following link:
Testing Center Online Store
Registration Fee (FGCU)..................... .$35
DSST (DANTES) Testing Fee.................$80
MILITARY (non-civilian ) **Must present valid military ID on test date.**
Registration Fee (FGCU) ......................$15
DSST (DANTES) Testing Fee ................NO CHARGE
Rescheduling Fee ................................$15
All fees are per test. FGCU fees are payable by Money Order, Cash, Certified Check or Credit Card. If sending a check or money for the registration fee, make it out to FGCU Testing and mail to FGCU Testing Center 10501 FGCU Blvd. South, Ft. Myers, FL 33965. The DSST (DANTES) Testing fee is payable by credit card ONLY.
If you are eligible for testing accommodations, regardless of your FGCU student or non-student status, please contact the FGCU Testing Center at 239-590-7955. Eligibility for accommodations will need to be determined and approved before completing the registration, payment and scheduling for this exam.