GENERAL INFORMATION:  DSST is a 2-hour computer-based exam that allows college credit to be received for learning acquired outside the classroom from reading, on-the-job training, or independent study.   On test day, a total of two hours will be required for exam administration and registration process.  Each DSST exam is $80, payable on test day to DSST via credit or debit card.  A $25 non-refundable registration fee payable to UTC is required prior to scheduling a DSST exam. 

An equavalency chart for credit awarded for DSST exams at UTC may be found here.

TEST DATES:  DSST exams will be administered by appointment only at UTC in Hooper Hall Room 205.  Click here for a map of campus.


  1. Complete the registration form and indicate which DSST test you will be taking and submit the $25 proctoring fee here.  
  2. Once your registration form and non-refundable fee are received, you will receive an email from the testing office to schedule a test date.   Please note, if you need to reschedule for any reason, including arriving too late for your scheduled test or arriving without ID or test fee, you must pay a $25 rescheduling fee.

  3. You must have the following items with you on the day of the test:

    • Credit card for DSST test fee
    • Picture identification


TEST RESULTS:  At the completion of the test, you will receive a copy of your exam results (unless you are taking an essay exam).  An official score will be mailed to the institution you designated within 10 days of the test administration.

To learn more about DSST testing or to purchase a study guide, please visit the website at www.getcollegecredit.com.