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DSST

Earn credit at UMGC through the DSST program.

The DSST program—previously known as DANTES Subject Standardized Tests—lets you earn credit toward your University of Maryland Global Campus degree by passing exams. There are 34 DSST exams available in multiple subject areas. When the scores have been received, an evaluator will determine whether they meet the standards established at UMGC for granting DSST credit and how much credit may be awarded.

The UMGC code number for the DSST program is 9357. You must enter this number on your exam material if you want your score sent to UMGC.

For more information, please visit getcollegecredit.com or call 877-471-9860. Learn about UMGC test centers where DSST exams are offered. Send requests for appointments to ntc@umgc.edu.

Requesting Your Scores

You will need the UMGC code number for the DSST program which is 9357.

Additional Information

  • All minimum score requirements are equivalent to a C letter grade.
  • The Principles of Public Speaking exam is available by appointment only by contacting your location or emailing ntc@umgc.edu.
  • Students who want their scores sent to UMGC Adelphi, UMGC Asia, or UMGC Europe should list the score report number 9357 on their examination papers. UMGC Adelphi receives all DSST score reports; the same code should be used for all locations.
  • Active-duty military personnel may apply for and take DSST exams without charge at the education office of their respective military installations if taking an exam for the first time; military funding is no longer available for retesting.

DSST Exams & UMGC Course Equivalents

Examination Title Course Equivalents Score Required* Number of Credits
A History of the Vietnam War
(3 Credits, HIST 381)
400 3 LL
Art of the Western World ARTH elective 400 3 LL
Astronomy
(3 Credits, ASTR 100) (not lab science)
400 3 LL
Business Ethics and Society
(3 Credits, BMGT 496)
400 3 LL
Business Mathematics MATH elective 400 3 LL
Computing and Information Technology
(3 Credits, IFSM 201)
400 3 LL
Criminal Justice
(3 Credits, CCJS 100)
400 3 LL
Environmental Science
(3 Credits, NSCI 362)
400 3 LL
Ethics in America
(3 Credits, PHIL 140)
400 3 LL
Ethics in Technology
(3 Credits, IFSM 304)
400 3 LL
Foundations of Education Education elective 400 3 LL
Fundamentals of College Algebra
(3 Credits, MATH 107)
400 3 LL
Fundamentals of Counseling
(3 Credits, PSYC 432) (for exam taken 12/1/2021 or later)  
400 3 UL
Foundations of Cybersecurity
(3 Credits, CMIT 320) (for exam taken 12/1/2021 or later)
400 3 LL
General Anthropology ANTH elective 400 3 LL
Health and Human Development Health elective 400 3 LL
History of the Soviet Union HIST elective 400 3 LL
Human Resource Management
(3 Credits, HRMN 300)
400 3 LL
Introduction to Business
(3 Credits, BMGT 110)
400 3 LL
Introduction to Geography
(3 Credits, GEOG 100)
400 3 LL
Introduction to Geology
(3 Credits, GEOL 100)
400 3 LL
Introduction to Law Enforcement
(3 Credits, CCJS 100)
400 3 LL
Introduction to World Religions HUMN elective 400 3 LL
Lifespan Developmental Psychology
(3 Credits, PSYC 351) (for exam taken 12/1/2021 or later)
400 3 UL
Management Information Systems
(3 Credits, IFSM 300)
400 3 LL
Math for Liberal Arts MATH 103 400 3 LL
Money and Banking
(3 Credits, ECON 430)
400 3 UL
Organizational Behavior
(3 Credits, BMGT 464)
400 3 LL
Personal Finance
(3 Credits, FINC 321)
400 3 LL
Principles of Advanced English Composition WRTG Elective 400 3 LL
Principles of Finance
(3 Credits, FINC 330)
400 3 LL
Principles of Public Speaking
(3 Credits, SPCH 100)
400 3 UL
Principles of Statistics
(3 Credits, STAT 200)
400 3 LL
 Principles of Supervision
(3 Credits, BMGT 364) (if the exam was taken 8/01/2019 or after)
 400  3 LL
Substance Abuse Health elective 400 3 LL
Technical Writing COMM elective (satisfies Speech/Writing section of general education requirements) 400 3 LL
The Civil War and Reconstruction
(3 Credits, HIST 462)
400 3 LL

* All minimum score requirements are equivalent to a C letter grade.

UMGC is not responsible for determining students' prior knowledge or preparation for these exams. Approval to take exams does not guarantee award of credit. Other conditions, such as the appropriate score, must be satisfied. All estimates are based on current exams. If you have taken any exams in earlier years, please contact your advisor for more information about scores and equivalencies. All information on credit by exam is subject to change without notice.

 

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