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DSST Examination Program

For students completing the A.A.G.S. or B.G.S. degrees

Call the General Studies office at (574) 520-4260 or email us at intouch@iusb.edu for more information or to schedule an exam at least two weeks prior to the anticipated test date.  These exams are considered transfer credit. The grade of S (Satisfactory) is recorded on your transcript; failures are not recorded.You must wait 90 days from the last test date to retake a failed exam.  No more than 15 credits toward the AAGS and no more than 30 credits toward the BGS may be awarded for the successful completion of external exams such as CLEP and DSST. Credits earned through DSST are only applicable to General Studies degrees.

General Studies Degree students may take DSST exams in the General Studies Test Center (DW 3205). The cost per exam is $100.00, which includes:

  • $80.00 exam fee for most exams, payable to Prometric by credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express)
  • $20.00 administration fee, which will be billed to your IU South Bend student account

Exam Fact Sheets (see handout) outlining the topics covered, sample tests, and a bibliography for each test are available at:

Official Score Reports

IU South Bend must receive an official score report or an official transcript from Prometric to award credit for the successful completion of a DSST exam.

  • Upon registration, you must enter code 9556 as the Institutional Score Report to have the official score report sent to IU South Bend in order to receive credit
  • Failure to enter 9556 as the Institutional Score Report will result in having to order and pay for an official transcript from Prometric in order to receive credit
  • Receipt of official score reports and posting credit to the IU South Bend transcript can take up to six weeks. If you are taking DSST exams in your final semester, please adhere to the following deadlines:
    • May Graduates: complete exams no later than March 31
    • August Graduates: complete exams no later than July 15
    • December Graduates: complete exams no later than October 31

DSST Exams Accepted by the IU South Bend General Studies Degree Program

(Notice to IUSB General Studies Students: Prometric updates DSST exams periodically and this can change the study materials, number of credits awarded, and level of credits awarded. Please review the DSST “Exam Fact Sheets” at getcollegecredit.com for the most up-to-date exam information. Please contact intouch@iusb.edu for further assistance. The information below was updated June 15, 2017.)

DSST
Exam
Code
Exam Title
Minimum
Score
Required
Credits
IU Subject
Area
Course
Number
Arts and Humanities
461 Art of the Western World 400 3 FINA-UN 100
473 A History of the Vietnam War 400 3 HIST-UN 300
471 History of the Soviet Union* 400 3 HIST-UN 300
483 The Civil War and Reconstruction 400 3 HIST-UN 300
474 Ethics in America 400 3 PHIL-UN 100
496 Introduction to World Religions 400 3 REL-UN 100
820 Technical Writing 400 3 ENG-UN 100
Science and Mathematics
500 Astronomy 400 3 AST-UN 100
536 Computing & Information Technology* 400 3 CSCI-UN 100
450 Principles of Statistics 400 3 MATH-UN 100
512 Principles of Physical Science I 400 3 PHYS-UN 100
013 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity 400 3 CSCI-UN 300
Social and Behavioral Sciences
494 General Anthropology 400 3 ANTH-UN 100
497 Introduction to Law Enforcement 400 3 CJUS-UN 300
498 Criminal Justice* 400 3 CJUS-UN 100
470 Human/Cultural Geography 400 3 GEOG-UN 100
490 Lifespan Developmental Psychology 400 3 PSY-UN 100
Professional School Electives
530 Human Resource Management 400 3 BUS-UN 100
531 Organizational Behavior 400 3 BUS-UN 100
543 Introduction to Business 400 3 BUS-UN 100
550 Personal Finance 400 3 BUS-UN 100
812 Business Mathematics 400 3 BUS-UN 100
475 Business Ethics and Society* 400 3 BUS-UN 100
524 Principles of Finance* 400 3 BUS-UN 100
532 Principles of Supervision 400 3 BUS-UN 100
548 Money and Banking 400 3 BUS-UN 300
551 Management Information Systems 400 3 BUS-UN 100
489 Foundations of Education 400 3 EDUC-UN 100
562 Fundamentals of Counseling 400 3 EDUC-UN 100
495 Substance Abuse 400 3 HPER-UN 300
508 Health & Human Development* 400 3 HPER-UN 100
511 Environmental Science* 400 3 SPEA-UN 100

* Business Ethics and Society (formerly, 300-level credit)
* Computing & Information Technology (formerly, "Introduction to Computing")
* Criminal Justice (formerly, 6 credits)
* Environmental Science (formerly, "Environment and Humanity")
* Health & Human Development (formerly, "Here's to Your Health" and 300-level credit)
* History of the Soviety Union (formerly, "The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union")
* Principles of Finance (formerly, 300-level credit)