DSST exam credit is considered transfer credit and can only be applied toward the Bachelor of General Studies degree (and AAGS). A maximum of 30 external exam credits, such as DSST and CLEP, can be applied toward the BGS (no more than 15 credits toward the AAGS). 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. Exams do not count toward financial aid enrollment status. See your General Studies advisor to discuss how you could apply these credits toward your degree.
Taking your test in the General Studies Test Center: contact the General Studies office at least two weeks prior to your anticipated test date to schedule your exam: 574-520-4260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost for each exam attempt is $100.
- When you login on your testing day, you will pay with a credit or debit card. Only Visa, MasterCard, and American Express cards are accepted.
- Currently, the General Studies program has waived the administrative fee as a cost-savings to our students.
Selecting and preparing for exams: Review the chart below of approved exams with your BGS advisor. To learn more about each exam and to make your final selections, visit www.getcollegecredit.com. Click "DSST Exams" and find your exams of interest. On each exam page, click "Download Fact Sheet" to review the exam content, sample questions, and references. To prepare for the exam, you will study on your own. You can study from books listed in the references or you can get books covering the topics listed under content (the IUSB Library can help). You may also purchase test prep materials and practice exams which are offered by a variety of companies.