DANTES/DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests)

Fall 2020 DSST Exams


Through mid-September: DSST will only be available for MGA students by request on the Warner Robins campus. Please contact testingservices@mga.edu for scheduling or questions.

In late September: DSST will return to regular public scheduling with limited availability. At that time, students and community members will be able to register for a DSST on this webpage. Please check back for updates regarding registration availability.

COVID-19 Statement

Due to the current restrictions regarding COVID-19, social distancing will be in effect on all campuses. Appropriate face coverings that cover both the nose and the mouth will be required to enter the Testing Center. Students will be expected to adhere to Centers for Disease Control, Georgia Board of Public Health, and University System of Georgia guidelines for preventative measures, including maintaining a distance of six (6) feet from other individuals. Noncompliance or removal of the face covering in any area of the Testing Center or waiting area will result in one warning. A second instance of noncompliance or removal will result in termination of the exam by Testing Center staff, without the opportunity for the student to reschedule or receive a refund.  

Please reference the Return to Campus Fall 2020 (https://www.mga.edu/coronavirus/index.php) page for complete information 



DANTES/DSST exams are a great way to earn college credit. Students should check the college catalog for course equivalents, passing scores, and hours awarded for each test. Also, students should consult with their advisor prior to taking any credit examination to ensure it fits into their degree plan.

To view a complete list of all DSST exams or for more information, please visit www.getcollegecredit.com .

Important Information

  1. Students may take only one DSST exam during a scheduled testing session.
  2. DSST exams are 2 hours long and your score is given immediately upon completion.
  3. Testers must wait 30 DAYS to retake a DSST exam, even if he or she has a retake voucher.
  4. Students with a retake voucher are still required to pay the MGA administration fee when registering for an exam. Please select the non-military option for any retakes.
  5. The Principles of Public Speaking exam:
    • Principles of Public Speaking is made up of two separate examinations that must be scheduled and paid for individually. If you have questions about registration, please contact Testing Services at 478-471-2050.
    • Part One – Multiple Choice consists of one hundred (100) multiple-choice questions to be completed within a two-hour time limit. The part one score is shown at the completion of the test by the DSST/Prometric software.
    • Part Two — Speech consists of an impromptu, three-to-five minute persuasive speech that is digitally recorded and scored by human raters. Occasionally, a candidate may be offered the opportunity to complete part two immediately following the completion of part one if a recording appointment is immediately available. However, most candidates must schedule with the proctor on site for a future date and time to complete part two.
    • A candidate must pass both parts of the test in order to get credit for the exam.

DSST Exam Fees

  • DSST charges an $85 examination fee and Middle Georgia State University charges a $25.00 administration fee.
  • The DSST fee is paid at the testing center using a debit/credit card on the day of the examination.
  • The MGA administration fee is paid using a debit/credit card when you schedule your exam online at www.mga.edu/testing-services .

Military Testers

  • The $85 test fee and $25.00 administration fee are waived for Active-Duty personnel, Reserve/National Guard members, spouses of Coast Guard (Active and Reserve), and DOD Civilian Employees of the Air Force. Proper military ID is required at the testing center for this fee waiver.
  • The Department of Defense/DANTES only pays for a military member's first attempt of the test. All retakes for the same exam will require payment of both fees in order to test.
  • All military personnel must test at the Warner Robins campus for fee waiver.

Register for a DSST Exam

Please read all of the information on this web page and then scroll to the bottom of the page and select, “ CLICK TO REGISTER.” For registration assistance, please visit How to Register for a DSST Test