Call the General Studies office at (574) 520-4260 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule an exam at least two weeks prior to the anticipated test date. These exams are considered transfer credit. The grade of S (Satisfactory) is recorded on your transcript; failures are not recorded. You must wait 30 days from the last test date to retake a failed exam. No more than 15 credits toward the AAGS and no more than 30 credits toward the BGS may be awarded for the successful completion of external exams such as CLEP and DSST. Credits earned through DSST are only applicable to General Studies degrees.
General Studies Degree students may take DSST exams in the General Studies Test Center (DW 3205). The cost for most exams is $105.00, which includes:
- $85.00 exam fee for most exams, payable to Prometric by credit card at the time of your exam (VISA, MasterCard or American Express)
- $20.00 administration fee, which will be billed to your IU South Bend student account
Exam Fact Sheets outlining the topics covered, sample tests, and a bibliography for each test are available at: