DSST Exams (formerly DANTES)

Please note that Thomas Edison State University awards credit for DSST examinations which have been reviewed and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE) for specific exhibit dates.

Prior to registering for an examination, students are urged to refer to the current DSST website to confirm that the examination they are interested in taking is still active and to confirm the number of credits being recommended for successful completion of the DSST examination: www.getcollegecredit.com.

Students who want more detailed information on the DSST program and study materials may contact:

Prometric
DSST Program
2000 Lenox Drive, 3rd floor
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Toll free (877) 471-9860
www.getcollegecredit.com

Students who wish to have their score reports sent to Thomas Edison State University should provide the official University code, 9001, at the time of testing. The minimum score required to earn credit is equivalent to a letter grade of C, and scores resulting in credit recommendations will be posted on a Thomas Edison State University transcript as credit with no letter grade.

This exam list coincides with the 2016 TESU catalog year and after. If you are in a previous catalog year, please contact Academic Advising to determine which exams are appropriate for your specific catalog year.

Exam TESU Equivalency Cr Expires on
Intellectual and Practical Skills
Oral Communication
  • Principles of Public Speaking
COM-209 Public Speaking 3 12/31/17
Quantitative Literacy
  • Principles of Statistics
STA-201 Principles of Statistics 3 12/31/16
Information Literacy
  • Technical Writing
ENG-201 Technical Writing 3 12/31/16
  • Introduction to World Religions
REL-277 Introduction to World Religions 3 12/31/18
Civic and Global Leadership Courses
Diversity Intercultural Literacy
  • General Anthropology
ANT-101 Introduction to Anthropology 3 12/31/18
  • Human/Cultural Geography
GOG-120 Introduction to Human Geography 3 12/31/17
Ethical Leadership
  • Ethics in America
PHI-287 Ethics in America 3 12/31/18
Knowledge of Human Cultures
Humanities
  • Art of the Western World
ART-166 Art of the Western World 3 12/31/17
  • Business Ethics and Society
BUS-302 Business Ethics in Society 3 12/31/16
  • Ethics in America
PHI-287 Ethics in America 3 12/31/18
  • Fundamentals of Counseling
COU-262 Fundamentals of Counseling 3 12/31/16
  • Introduction to World Religions
REL-277 Introduction to World Religions 3 12/31/18
  • Technical Writing
ENG-201 Technical Writing 3 12/31/16
Social Sciences
  • General Anthropology
ANT-101 Introduction to Anthropology 3 12/31/18
  • Introduction to Law Enforcement
AOJ-101 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3 12/31/17
  • Criminal Justice
AOJ-102 Introduction to Criminal Justice 6 12/31/16
  • Human/Cultural Geography
GOG-120 Introduction to Human Geography 3 12/31/17
  • Lifespan Development Psychology
PSY-211 Developmental Psychology 3 12/31/16
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction
HIS-252 Civil War and Reconstruction 3 12/31/17
  • A History of the Vietnam War
HIS-351 A History of the Vietnam War 3 12/31/17
  • Organizational Behavior
 PSY-361 Organizational Behavior 3 12/31/16
  • Substance Abuse
SOS-303 Substance Abuse 3 12/31/18
  • History of the Soviet Union
HIS-386 Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union 3 12/31/18
Understanding the Physical and Natural World
  • Astronomy
AST-101 Introduction to Astronomy 3 12/31/17
  • Computing and Information Technology
COS-101 Introduction to Computers 3 12/31/18
  • Environment and Humanity: Race to Save the Planet
ENS-201 Environment and Humanity: Race to Save the Planet 3 12/31/16
  • Principles of Physical Science
NAS-131 Physical Science 3 12/31/17
  • Principles of Statistics
STA-201 Principles of Statistics 3 12/31/16
  • Management Information Systems
CIS-301 Management Information Systems 3 12/31/18
  • Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
CIS-344 Computer Security 3 12/31/17
  • Fundamentals of College Algebra
MAT-115 Intermediate Algebra 3 12/31/16
Business Administration
  • Introduction to Business
BUS-101 Introduction to Business 3 12/31/18
  • Business Mathematics
BUS-161 Business Math 3 12/31/16
  • Business Ethics and Society
BUS-302 Business Ethics in Society 3 12/31/16
  • Personnel/Human Resources Management
MAN-331 Human Resources Management 3 12/31/16
  • Management Information Systems
CIS-301 Management Information Systems 3 12/31/18
  • Principles of Finance
FIN-301 Principles of Finance 3 12/31/16
  • Principles of Supervision
MAN-201 Principles of Supervision 3 12/31/18
  • Organizational Behavior
 PSY-361 Organizational Behavior 3 12/31/16
  • Money and Banking
ECO-322 Money and Banking 3 12/31/18
Free Electives Only
  • Foundations of Education
EDU-102 Foundations of Education 3 12/31/17
  • Health and Human Development
HEA-103 Health and Human Development (formerly Here's to Your Health) 3 12/31/18
  • Personal Finance
BUE-101 Personal Finance 3 12/31/18

NOTE: Although some exams are listed under more than one category, the credits can only be used to satisfy one requirement.