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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 or call 877-471-9860. Learn about UMGC test centers where DSST exams are offered. Send requests for appointments to

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
  • 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 TitleCourse EquivalentsScore Required*Number of Credits
A History of the Vietnam War(3 Credits, HIST 381)4003 LL
Art of the Western WorldARTH elective4003 LL
Astronomy(3 Credits, ASTR 100) (not lab science)4003 LL
Business Ethics and Society(3 Credits, BMGT 496)4003 LL
Business MathematicsMATH elective4003 LL
Computing and Information Technology(3 Credits, IFSM 201)4003 LL
Criminal Justice(3 Credits, CCJS 100)4003 LL
Environmental Science(3 Credits, NSCI 362)4003 LL
Ethics in America(3 Credits, PHIL 140)4003 LL
Ethics in Technology(3 Credits, IFSM 304)4003 LL
Foundations of EducationEducation elective4003 LL
Fundamentals of College Algebra(3 Credits, MATH 107)4003 LL
Fundamentals of Counseling(3 Credits, PSYC 432) (for exam taken 12/1/2021 or later)  4003 UL
Foundations of Cybersecurity(3 Credits, CMIT 320) (for exam taken 12/1/2021 or later)4003 LL
General AnthropologyANTH elective4003 LL
Health and Human DevelopmentHealth elective4003 LL
History of the Soviet UnionHIST elective4003 LL
Human Resource Management(3 Credits, HRMN 300)4003 LL
Introduction to Business(3 Credits, BMGT 110)4003 LL
Introduction to Geography(3 Credits, GEOG 100)4003 LL
Introduction to Geology(3 Credits, GEOL 100)4003 LL
Introduction to Law Enforcement(3 Credits, CCJS 100)4003 LL
Introduction to World ReligionsHUMN elective4003 LL
Lifespan Developmental PsychologyPSYC 351 (for exam taken 12/1/2021 or later)4003 UL
Management Information Systems(3 Credits, IFSM 300)4003 LL
Math for Liberal ArtsMATH 1034003 LL
Money and Banking(3 Credits, ECON 430)4003 UL
Organizational Behavior(3 Credits, BMGT 464)4003 LL
Personal Finance(3 Credits, FINC 321)4003 LL
Principles of Advanced English CompositionWRTG Elective4003 LL
Principles of Finance(3 Credits, FINC 330)4003 LL
Principles of Public Speaking(3 Credits, SPCH 100)4003 UL
Principles of Statistics(3 Credits, STAT 200)4003 LL
 Principles of Supervision(3 Credits, BMGT 364) (if the exam was taken 8/01/2019 or after) 400 3 LL
Substance AbuseHealth elective4003 LL
Technical WritingCOMM elective (satisfies Speech/Writing section of general education requirements)4003 LL
The Civil War and Reconstruction(3 Credits, HIST 462)4003 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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