The DSST Examination Program (formerly DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) allows you to receive college credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom perhaps from reading, on-the-job training, or independent study. DSSTs offer students a cost effective, time saving way to use their knowledge acquired outside of the classroom to accomplish their educational goals.
The DSST exams, unlike Advanced Placement, are not built around curriculum, but rather are designed to test students’ knowledge on a variety of college-level subjects, regardless of where they may have learned the material. Exams are developed by committees of college faculty.
More information about DSSTs, including descriptions of test content and sample examination questions, is available at www.getcollegecredit.com.
The following are links to resources for students to prepare for the DSST (DANTES):
DSST (DANTES) Schedule:
||Examinees must be checked-in and seated by the time scheduled in order to begin the test. Examinees will then have adequate time to finish the test in a reasonable period or within the Testing Office Hours of Operation.
||Credit by exam (all attempts)
||MDC testing fees are non-refundable/non-transferable. Examinees must pick up a payment form at the campus Testing Center and submit it to the Bursar’s Office prior to taking an MDC fee related test. MDC accepts cash, check, money orders, or credit/debit cards. Make sure to save the receipt for proof of payment.
Reimbursement for Veterans:
Great news for veterans! The GI Bill offers reimbursement for veterans who take eligible tests, including CLEP and other tests offered at MDC. This means that eligible veterans may schedule a test with MDC, pay the testing fee, take the desired test available, and request reimbursement from the VA. For more information please visit the following links:
MDC administers the test at:
Miami Dade College uses the minimum scores, credits, and guidelines for awarding credit for exams established by the State of Florida's Articulation Coordinating Committee (ACC). For additional information please visit the Accelerated Credit Options web page from Florida Virtual Campus website and click on Credit by Exam Scores and Credit Awarded (PDF).
All exams for Credit-by-Exam are processed as transcripts. Below is the College’s contact information for processing transcripts.
Miami Dade College
Transcript Processing Services
11011 S.W. 104 Street
Miami, Florida 33176-3393
Phone: (305) 237-2701
Fax: (305) 237-2796