DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)

NIU also accepts certain DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) scores in consideration of NIU credit.  NIU awards DSST credit according to the following schedule:
DSST Score Course

General Anthropology

47 ANTH 120

Art of the Western World

48 ART 282

Physical Geology

46 GEOL 120


48 PHYS 162

Life-Span Developmental Psychology

51 PSYC 225

Principles of Statistics (Prior to 7/15/08):

50 STAT 208

Principles of Statistics (Effective 7/15/08
due to new score scale):

400 STAT 208

Register for the DSST online.

DSST Examination Fees

Testing Services requires two separate fees for each DSST administered at NIU. There is a non-refundable service fee of $30.00 for each examination. This fee is paid when you register for the exam.

DSST requires a fee of $80.00 per examination, which is due on the examination date. This fee is payable to DSST by credit card, certified check, or U.S. money order. DSST does not accept personal checks. Students interested in taking a DSST examination should contact the NIU Office of Testing Services for information.