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DSST offers test for college credit  in six subject areas, covering material taught in courses that are generally taken in the first two years of college. DSST is an effective method to provide your college with evidence of prior learning. 

Tests are computer based and contain mainly multiple-choice questions.  For more information see the DSST Exam Fact Sheets.

Davenport students click HERE to view the credits awarded for DSST tests


Check the DU Testing Hours at our campuses to select your time.

Online Appointment Request

Davenport Fee

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There is a $15 seat fee for DU students / staff / alumni and a $30 seat fee for all other candidates.  This fee must be paid in advance to secure your seat reservation. This fee is not considered payment, in whole or in part, for the actual test fees as listed above.

DU seat fees are non-refundable for missed appointments

*Seat fee is payable by credit only.  No cash or personal checks will be accepted

DSST Test Fee 

Paid directly to DSST at time of appointment. 

Credit card payments only.

ID on day of Testing:

Candidates must present one valid form of identification before they can test. That identification document must be government-issued (e.g., driver’s license, state issued identification card, passport, or military identification card) and contain both a current photo and their signature. Candidates will not be tested if they fail to present appropriate ID.


For ADA accommodation information, please see p. 6 & 101 on the Test Taker Information Bulletin.

Military Candidates

Active Duty Military Members and Spouses

Both the Davenport fee and the DSST test fee are waived for qualifying military candidates (check the Test Taker Information Bulletin or click here for more information).  All qualifying military candidates must present a current military ID as part of their identification in order to waive the DU and DSST test fees. 


 Please click here for more information.

Testing Sites:

DU Testing Sites Offering DSST:

  • Grand Rapids W.A. Lettinga Campus Testing Center 
  • Lansing Campus Testing Center
  • Warren Campus Testing Center