DSST Tests

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

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.

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

 DSST exam total cost: $110

  • $85 fee paid to DSST online with a credit card at the time of the test
  • $25 MWCC fee (non-refundable) paid on site at the time of exam

 

On exam day:

  • One form of government-issued photo ID is required, such as a driver’s license or passport.

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After the exam:

  • 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
  • A 30 day waiting period is required to retest per exam title.

 

DSST TRANSFER EQUIVALENCIES FOR MOUNT WACHUSETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

DSST Exam Title Min. Score MWCC Equivalent MWCC Course Title Credits
MATHEMATICS
Principles of Statistics 400 MAT 143 Statistics 4
SOCIAL SCIENCE
Art of the Western World 400 ART 109 Art History I 3
Human/Cultural Geography 400 GEO 129 World and Cultural Geography 3
Foundations of Education 400 EDU 101 Introduction to Education 3
Lifespan Developmental Psychology 400 PSY 110 Human Growth and Development 3
Substance Abuse 400 SOC 129 Drug Use and Abuse in American Society 3
Introduction to Law Enforcement 400 CJU 140 American Policing 3
Criminal Justice 400 CJU 131 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
Fundamentals of Counseling 400 HST 140 Counseling Methods and Interviewing Techniques 3
BUSINESS
Principles of Finance 400 FIN 250 Basic Finance 3
Human Resource Management 400 MGT 235 Human Resources Management 3
Introduction to Computing 400 CIS 127 Computer Technologies 3
TECHNOLOGY
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity 400 CIS 219 Principles of Information Security 3
Technical Writing 400 ENG 106 Technical Writing 3
HUMANITIES
Introduction to World Religions 400 HUM 240 Comparative Religion 3
PHYSICAL SCIENCE
Principles of Physical Science I 400 PHY 101 Introduction to Physical Science 3

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