DSST Credit by Exam
(Available at Larimer & Boulder Campuses only)
The DSST (formerly DANTES) credit-by-exam program gives students the opportunity to receive college credit for life experience as a form of prior learning assessment. Recommended for credit by the American Council on Education, the 38 DSST exams are offered in diverse subject areas such as health, ethics, finance, and technology.
FRCC is an open DSST exam site. Any person requesting testing will be served. Students may send their scores to any institution that accepts DSST credit.
Why take DSST exams?
- Reach your career goals. Use DSSTs to help you earn your degree, get a promotion, or simply demonstrate you have college-level knowledge in subjects relevant to your work.
- Improve your chances for college admission. Each college has its own admissions policies. Having a passing score for DSSTs on your transcript can provide strong evidence of how well you perform at college level.
- Gain confidence performing at college level. DSSTs can show you how successfully you can compete in the college environment because you will be compared with other current college students.
- Make up for courses you have missed. You may be a few credits short of earning your degree. Take one or more DSSTs and graduate on time.
For more detailed information about the exams and their content areas, including practice tests, please visit www.getcollegecredit.com.
Fees and Registration
The cost is $25 to FRCC and $80 to DSST. You may pay the $25 to FRCC by check or cash. The $80 fee to DSST may only be paid with a credit card. To register for a DSST test, please complete this form.
NOTE: DSST tests will not be administered at the Larimer Campus Testing Center on Monday, June 3 through Wednesday June 5. We regret any inconvenience.
Boulder County Campus
Please contact us for more information, or to schedule a DSST exam at the Boulder County Campus.