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

400 ANTH 120

Art of the Western World

400 ART 282

Physical Geology

400 GEOL 120

Astronomy

400 PHYS 162

Life-Span Developmental Psychology

434 PSYC 225

Principles of Statistics

400 STAT 100

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 $25 for each examination. This fee is paid when you register for the exam.

DSST requires a fee of $85 per examination, which is due on the examination date. This fee is payable to DSST by credit card. 

NIU is a DANTES fully funded DSST Test center. Eligible military members and eligible spouses can pursue their educational goals by taking DSST exams at no cost (first attempts only).Learn more about test eligibility.