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DSST Update 

Starting April 1, 2016 ten exams have been updated to include new content. Please review the updated Exam Fact Sheets for more details.


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.

For information on DSST test scores and course equivalencies, click on the links below.

More information about DSSTs, including descriptions of test content and sample examination questions, is available at

Test Preparation:

The following are links to resources for students to prepare for the DSST (DANTES):


• DSST (DANTES) Test Preparation

DSST (DANTES) Schedule:

Hialeah Testing By Online Appointments
(Principles of Public Speaking is not available)
M, T, W, R 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Homestead Testing TBA TBA TBA
North Testing TBA TBA TBA
West Testing By Online Appointments   
(Principles of Public Speaking is not available)
M, T, W, R, F Varies by date
Wolfson Testing By Online Appointments
(Students must make an appointment to take the Principles of Public Speaking)
M, T, W, R 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM
Note: 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.



     PAY▼ FEE▼
DSST (DANTES) Credit by exam (all attempts). Including civilians and non-funded military candidates.  MDC $35
Publisher Starting at $80
DANTES-funded military and military approved candidates (first attempt only).
Note: DANTES will no longer fund CLEP exams for spouses and civilians of the Air National Guard.
MDC and
Note: Testing fees are subject to change.
MDC testing fees are non-refundable/non-transferable. Examinees must pick up a payment form at the Testing Center and submit it to the Bursar’s Office prior to taking an MDC fee related test. The testing fee payment can be made with cash, money order, or credit/debit card. 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 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

ID Verification:

Examinees are required to provide identification prior to testing. For more details please review the Testing Requirements & Acceptable IDs.

Note: Military or Military-Approved Candidates

Military or military-approved candidates must provide MDC with the following identification to qualify for the test administration waived fees (first attempt only):

Service Members:

  • Provide a current Armed Forces of the United States Common Access Card, and one (1) other state or government picture identification with signature (typically a state driver’s license), or valid passport. Eligible Civil. 

Service Personnel:

  • Provide a current Armed Forces of the United States Common Access Card, and one (1) other state or government picture identification with signature (typically a state driver’s license), or valid passport; OR
  • Provide a Federal Civil Service Identification containing a picture and signature; OR
  • Provide a Federal Civil Service Identification (without picture and signature), and one (1) other state or government picture identification with signature (typically a state driver’s license), or valid passport.

Eligible Spouses:

  • Provide a current United States Uniformed Services ID Card.

MDC administers the test at:

Hialeah Testing
1780 W. 49 Street
Room 1220-01 
Hialeah, FL 33012 Map
(305) 237-8791
(305) 237-8846

West Testing
3800 NW 115 Avenue
Room 2110 
Doral, FL 33178 Map
(305) 237-8979
(305) 237-4951
Wolfson Testing
300 NE 2 Avenue
Room 3104
Miami, FL 33132 Map
(305) 237-3011
(305) 237-7622


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 Florida Department of Education’s Policy (Articulation) website and click on Articulation Coordinating Committee Credit-by-Exam Equivalencies (PDF) in the Advising Resources (K-12 to Postsecondary Transition) section. 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, Rm. R301  
11011 S.W. 104 Street
Miami, Florida 33176-3393

Phone: (305) 237-2701
Fax: (305) 237-2796

For more detailed information regarding standardized examination equivalencies or to review archived documents, please visit the Technical Assistance web page.

Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution which does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, ethnicity, pregnancy, sexual orientation or genetic information. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the
Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator, at 305.237.2577.