DSST Exams

DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)

American College of Healthcare Sciences is pleased to announce that it will provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to obtain up to 9 credits for knowledge demonstrated by passing scores on the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) proficiency exams.

Three exams (Here’s To Your Health, Lifespan Development Psychology, and Introduction to Business) may be taken and credit for the appropriate ACHS courses will be awarded provided the passing scores are attained. 

 ACHS Course Equitable DSST Exam Passing Grade Credit
 HLTH 101 Here’s to Your Health 48 old test/400 new test
 PSY 101 Lifespan Developmental Psychology  46
 NAT 306 Introduction to Business 46 old test/400 new test

It is the student’s responsibility to request his/her official scores on the DSST exams be sent to American College of Healthcare Sciences. The Registrar (registrar@achs.edu) will evaluate and award the appropriate credit. For additional information, visit: http://www.getcollegecredit.com.

The benefits of DSST exams for ACHS students include:
•    Reduced student aid debt/loan amount
•    Quicker progression to higher-level courses
•    Shortened time to degree
•    Increased retention

DSST exams are reasonably priced at $80 per test. In addition, they are free of charge for a number of military students and spouses (see below for more information).

Active Duty & Reserves/Guard Personnel
Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard
Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Army Reserve, Army National Guard, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy Reserve, and Coast Guard Reserve

Active Duty & Reserve Spouses Only
Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, and Coast Guard.

Veterans inquiring about the CLEP and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) proficiency exams may go to this website: http://www.gibill.va.gov/resources/education_resources/programs/national_testing_program.html

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