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DSST (DANTES)

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.

Test Preparation:

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

SOURCE LINK
Prometric

• DSST (DANTES) Test Preparation


DSST (DANTES) Schedule:

  AVAILABLE ▼ DAY ▼ TIME ▼
Hialeah Testing TBA TBA TBA
Homestead Testing TBA TBA TBA
InterAmerican Testing TBA TBA TBA
Medical Testing By Online Appointments only T, W 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
North Testing TBA TBA TBA
West Testing By Appointment
(Principles of Public Speaking is not available)
M, T, W, R 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
F 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Wolfson Testing By Online Appointments TBA TBA
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.

 

Fees:

   CRITERIA  PAY▼ FEE▼
DSST (DANTES) Credit by exam (all attempts). Including civilians and non-funded military candidates.  MDC $35.00
Publisher Starting at $80.00
DANTES-funded military and military approved candidates (first attempt only).   NO FEE
Note:
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 following links:

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:

ADDRESS  PHONE E-MAIL
Medical Testing
950 NW 20 Street
Room 1303
Miami, FL 33127
Map
Main:
(305) 237-4275
Fax:
(305) 237-4347
medical_testing@mdc.edu
MDC-West Testing
3800 NW 115 Avenue
Room 2110 
Doral, FL 33178
Map
Main:
(305) 237-8979
Fax:
(305) 237-4951
west_testing@mdc.edu
Wolfson Testing
300 NE 2 Avenue
Room 3104
Miami, FL 33132
Map
Main:
(305) 237-3011
Fax:
(305) 237-7622
wolfson_testing@mdc.edu


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
e-mail: transcriptservices@mdc.edu


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