Testing Center Schedule
Students must register at least one week in advance of the anticipated exam. Exams are offered the 1st and 3rd Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m., with the last exam starting at 2:00 p.m., space permitting.
Please arrive 15 minutes early. Proctors will not allow late examinees to test. We will reschedule DSST exams twice, provided we are contacted in advance, before your registration fee is forfeited.
Failing to call to reschedule or not showing up for exam will forfeit the registration fee.
If I am in the military, what code should I use if I’m not having the score report sent to another school?
A. For Military: Please have the military members enter the code for their branch’s Transcript / Score Report service if they are not having the score report also sent to another school.
AARTS (Now JST): 7965
SMARTS (Now JST):7964
Coast Guard (Now JST): 7968
Passing scores for DANTES-funded DSSTs taken by Air Force members are automatically reported to the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF).
Scores for all DANTES-funded DSST exams taken Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard are automatically reported to their Joint Service Transcript (JST). Air Force members should contact AFAEMS through the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC) website.
Empire State College identification code = 8732
I am a veteran enrolling back into college; do I have any discount on DSST exam fees?
A. DSST is an approved VA National Testing Program under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The VA will reimburse the DSST exam fee ($80) and the testing center administrative fee (amount varies per location). Visit https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/handouts_forms.asp for more information.
SUNY Empire State College Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
You can earn credit for prior college-level learning and apply it toward your associate or bachelor's degree. Your personal faculty mentor will help you determine what relevant college-level learning you already have.
Transfer credit from other colleges is one source of such prior college-level learning. Other sources include:
- licenses and training, from the military, law enforcement, real estate profession
- standardized exams, such as CLEP, DANTES, DSST, etc.
For more details on credit for prior learning, including relevant learning that has been evaluated by Empire State College, the American Council on Education (ACE) or the National College Credit Recommendation Services (National CCRS) view the student degree planning and prior learning assessment guides.