DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)

NIU is a fully funded DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) exam center. You can get NIU course credit for DSST exams. 

How to Take the Exam

  1. Schedule the exam at NIU and pay the nonrefundable $25 administrative fee.
  2. Pay the $100 exam fee to DSST on the exam date.

If you’re an eligible military member or spouse, you don’t need to pay the fees (first attempts only). Learn more about DSST for military personnel.

Exams and Credit

Exam Score NIU Credit

General Anthropology

400 ANTH 120

Art of the Western World

400 ART 282

Physical Geology

400 GEOL 120


400 PHYS 162

Life-Span Developmental Psychology

434 PSYC 225

Principles of Statistics

400 STAT 100
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