ACHS Announces Acceptance of DANTES

American College of Healthcare Sciences Announces Acceptance of DANTES Subject Standardized Tests for Credit Creating Fast-Track & Cost-Savings Options for Undergraduate Students

CONTACT: Lauren Shapiro

TELEPHONE: (503) 244-0726


Portland, OR— February 20, 2014—The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), a nationally accredited online holistic health college, is proud to provide the opportunity for undergraduate students to earn academic credit by obtaining passing scores on DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) proficiency exams.

The DSST program is a sequence of examinations in many college subject areas similar to the exams students undertake when completing an undergraduate course. ACHS students now have the opportunity to submit passing test scores from three DSST exams—Here’s To Your Health, Lifespan Development Psychology, and Introduction to Business—and appropriate credit hours will be awarded to the applicable ACHS course.

“The DSST exams are an incredible opportunity for our undergraduates, including our military students,” says ACHS Acting Registrar Jennifer Morrison. “These exams recognize students’ previous accomplishments and completed coursework, which allows ACHS students to complete their holistic health programs faster and invest their education dollars in courses that will expand their knowledge. I’m delighted that qualified ACHS students have this ‘fast track’ opportunity at their fingertips.”

Priced at $80 per test, DSST exams help ACHS students complete their studies faster and allow for reduced student debt/loan amount. The exams are an especially rewarding opportunity for ACHS military students. Through DANTES, the exams are free of charge to a number of military students including 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.

“We are very proud to support our military students and their spouses in every way we can,” says Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President. “These students have made enormous sacrifices for our country, and the opportunities through DANTES helps them to achieve their goals of pursuing a holistic health education. ACHS is also committed to helping all students reduce tuition costs and achieve graduation success sooner. These exams provide all undergraduate students with the opportunity to maximize their tuition dollars and save the time it takes to reach their graduation goals.”

To learn more about the DSST examination credits accepted by American College of Healthcare Sciences, please call (800) 487-8839 or email the Registrar at You can also learn more about the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) examination programs by visiting for military students or for the public.

To request an interview with Dorene Petersen or for additional information about ACHS programs, please call (800) 487-8839 or email For more information, prospective students may contact ACHS Admissions at (800) 487-8839 or visit

About ACHS

American College of Healthcare Sciences is an accredited member of the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), and is one of the only accredited holistic health colleges offering fully online graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, career-training certificates, and continuing education courses in holistic integrative medicine fields, such as herbal medicine, aromatherapy, holistic nutrition, and wellness coaching. Founded in 1978, ACHS is committed to exceptional online education and is recognized as an industry leader in innovative and online holistic health education. For more information about accredited ACHS programs and study abroad opportunities, visit, call (800) 487-8839, or visit us on campus at 5940 SW Hood Ave., Portland, OR 97239.