DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)

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DSST’s are typically taken by persons in the military, but they are available to non-military persons also.

Note that UALR does not administer DSST’s, but we do give credit for the ones listed below.

Some students take CLEP tests at a DANTES center. Such scores are evaluated in the same way as any other CLEP score. See CLEP for details.

If you have taken a DSST, note the following steps:

  • Check the table below to see if the test you took is accepted for credit at UALR, and if you made the required score.
  • If the answer to either question is, “No”, you have no need to request a score report.
  • If the answer is, “Yes” (that is, you took a test that is accepted at UALR and you earned a passing score as determined by UALR faculty), request that DANTES send an official score report to:

  • Testing Services
    University of Arkansas at Little Rock
    2801 South University Avenue
    Student Services Center, room 315
    Little Rock, AR 72204

  • Your score report will be evaluated, and a copy of the evaluation will be mailed to you.
  • Note that some tests are still being considered. You may wish to delay requesting a score report until a final decision has been made.
DSST TEST TITLE
(arranged by department)
REQUIRED SCORE* CREDITS AWARDED
IMPORTANT: This list refers to DSST tests ONLY. If you took a CLEP test through DANTES, refer to the CLEP Information section. *Scores and score ranges have changed considerably over the years. If you tested several years ago, the required score may vary from the scores listed below.  In addition, there may be different scales for the same exam.  Please contact our office if you cannot determine the appropriate scale for your exam, and for assistance evaluating scores.
Accounting
Principles of Financial Accounting n/a NOT accepted for credit at UALR
Anthropology
General Anthropology 47 ANTH 1300, Introduction to Anthropology
Art
Art of the Western World n/a NOT accepted for credit at UALR.
Astronomy
Astronomy 48 ASTR 1301, Introduction to Astronomy
Biology/Environmental Health Sciences
Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet 53 ENHS 2320, Introduction to Environmental Health Sciences
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice 58/428 CRJU 2300, Introduction to Criminal Justice
Introduction to Law Enforcement n/a NOT accepted for credit at UALR.
Educational Leadership
Foundations of Education n/a NOT accepted for credit at UALR.
Economics and Finance
Money and Banking 48 ECON 2323, Principles of Macroeconomics
Personal Finance 46/400 FINC 2300, Personal Finance
Principles of Finance n/a NOT accepted for credit at UALR.
Geography
Human/Cultural Geography 48 GEOG 2312, Cultural Geography
Geology/Earth Science
Physical Geology See note. NOTE: A final decision has not yet been made on this test.
Health Sciences
Drug and Alcohol Abuse 49 HSCI 3377, Drug Education
Here’s to Your Health 48 HSCI 1370, Personal Health
History
Civil War and Reconstruction n/a NOT accepted for credit at UALR.
History of the Vietnam War n/a NOT accepted for credit at UALR.
Introduction to the Modern Middle East n/a NOT accepted for credit at UALR.
Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union n/a NOT accepted for credit at UALR.
Western Europe Since 1945 n/a NOT accepted for credit at UALR.
Management
Human Resource Management n/a NOT accepted for credit at UALR.
Introduction to Business 400 MGMT 1300, Introduction to Business
Introduction to Computing n/a NOT accepted for credit at UALR.
Management Information Systems n/a NOT accepted for credit at UALR.
Organizational Behavior n/a NOT accepted for credit at UALR.
Principles of Supervision 400 MGMT 2300, Supervisory Management
Marketing
Business Law II See note. NOTE: A final decision has not yet been made on this test.
Mathematics
Business Mathematics n/a NOT accepted for credit at UALR.
Fundamentals of College Algebra 47/400 MATH 1302, College Algebra
Principles of Statistics 400 STAT 2350, Introduction to Statistical Methods
Philosophy and Liberal Studies
Ethics in America 46/400 PHIL 2320, Ethics and Society
Introduction to World Religions 48/400 RELS 2305, World Religions
Physics
Principles of Physical Science I 47 PHYS 1310, Physical Concepts
Psychology
Fundamentals of Counseling n/a NOT accepted for credit at UALR.
Lifespan Developmental Psychology n/a NOT accepted for credit at UALR.
Rhetoric and Writing
Technical Writing 46 RHET 3316 or RHET 3326.  There is an additional essay requirement for this exam.  Please contact Testing Services for additional information.
Speech Communication
Principles of Public Speaking 47/400 SPCH 1300, Speech Communication