DSST Tests

MWCC Student at a Computer

DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) tests offer the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know. There are over 30 introductory-level college subject tests.


Prior to taking any DSST exam, test takers are encouraged to check with their credit-granting institution to verify that the exam will meet their curriculum needs.

Information about alternative methods of earning credit at MWCC may be found in the College Catalog.

For more information about DSST, go to www.getcollegecredit.com

An appointment is required to test. Call Testing Services at 978-630-9220 to schedule.

You will find out your score after the test, and an unofficial score report will be available to print from your account.  An official score report will be sent to the school you designate during registration to receive credit.

There is a 30 day waiting period per test title.

One form of government issued photo ID is required to test, such as a driver’s license or passport.
Click to find information about ID requirements and other FAQs.

DSST test fees:
$85 fee paid to DSST online with a credit card at the time of the test
$25 MWCC fee (non-refundable) paid on-site before testing
$110 total