UA Little Rock is not a testing center for DSST.
University Credit-by-Policy 503.5
What is DSST?
DSST is an extensive series of examinations in college subject areas that are comparable to the final or end-of-course examinations in undergraduate college courses. These tests are frequently used in conjunction with CLEP (College Level Examination Program) tests by students pursuing college degrees in non-traditional formats. Whereas CLEP tests are almost exclusively used for lower-level credit at regionally accredited institutions, DSST’s are available for both upper and lower-level credit.
Prometric administers Internet-based versions of DSSTs under contract with the Defense Department (for military personnel) or on a fee basis (for civilians).
DSST official score report/transcript required
Before you purchase and request a score report:
- check the table below to see if the test you took is accepted for credit at UA Little Rock, and
- if you achieved the required score.
|This table refers to DSST tests ONLY. If you took a CLEP test through DANTES, refer to the CLEP Information section.
One must wait 90 days before retaking the same exam.
|DSST Test Title
by UA Little Rock department
(prior to 2008)
(2008 to present)
|Principles of Financial Accounting||n/a||n/a||N0t accepted for credit|
|General Anthropology||n/a||n/a||NOT accepted for credit|
|Art of the Western World||n/a||n/a||NOT accepted for credit|
|Astronomy||48||400||ASTR 1301, Introduction to Astronomy|
|Biology/Environmental Health Sciences|
|Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet||53||434||ENHS 2320, Introduction to Environmental Health Sciences|
|Criminal Justice||58||428||CRJU 2300, Introduction to Criminal Justice|
|Introduction to Law Enforcement||n/a||n/a||NOT accepted for credit|
|Foundations of Education||n/a||n/a||NOT accepted for credit|
|Economics and Finance|
|Business Mathematics||n/a||n/a||NOT accepted for credit|
|Money and Banking||48||400||ECON 2323, Principles of Macroeconomics|
|Personal Finance||46||400||FINC 2300, Personal Finance|
|Principles of Finance||n/a||400||FINC 3310, Business Finance|
|Physical Geology||n/a||n/a||January 1, 2015, DSST ceased offering this test.|
(Prior to 2008, Drug and Alcohol Abuse)
|49||400||HSCI 3377, Drug Education|
|Here’s to Your Health||48||400||HSCI 1370, Personal Health|
|Civil War and Reconstruction||n/a||434||HIST 3355, Civil War and Reconstruction, 1848-1876|
|History of the Soviet Union||n/a||434||HIST 3326, The Soviet Union and Russia Since 1917|
|History of the Vietnam War||n/a||434||HIST 4390, Special Topics: Vietnam War|
|Human/Cultural Geography||48||434||GEOG 2312, Cultural Geography|
|Introduction to the Modern Middle East||n/a||n/a||Not accepted for credit|
|Western Europe Since 1945||n/a||n/a||Not accepted for credit|
|Human Resource Management||n/a||n/a||Not accepted for credit|
|Introduction to Business||46||400||MGMT 1300, Introduction to Business|
|Introduction to Computing||n/a||n/a||Not accepted for credit|
|Management Information Systems||n/a||n/a||Not accepted for credit|
|Organizational Behavior||n/a||n/a||Not accepted for credit|
|Principles of Supervision||46||400||MGMT 2300, Supervisory Management|
|Business Law II||—||—||NOTE: A final decision has not yet been made on this test.|
|Fundamentals of College Algebra
(May repeat once every 90 days)
|47||400||MATH 1302, College Algebra|
|Principles of Statistics||48||400||STAT 2350, Introduction to Statistical Methods|
|Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Business Ethics and Society
(May not be repeated)
|400||PHIL 3340, Business Ethics|
|Ethics in America||46||400||PHIL 2320, Ethics and Society|
|Introduction to World Religions||48||400||RELS 2305, World Religions|
|Physics and Astronomy|
|Astronomy(May repeat once every 90 days)||n/a||400||ASTR 1301, Intro to Astronomy|
|Principles of Physical Science I||47||400||PHYS 1310, Physical Concepts|
|Fundamentals of Counseling||n/a||n/a||NOT accepted for credit|
|Lifespan Developmental Psychology||n/a||n/a||NOT accepted for credit|
|Rhetoric and Writing|
|Technical Writing||46 and pass essay||400 and pass essay||RHET 3316, Writing for the Workplace or RHET 3326, Technical Writing. *Essay requirements below|
|Principles of Public Speaking||47||400||SPCH 1300, Speech Communication|
*DSST Technical Writing Exam Essay Requirements for RHET 3316/3326 Credit
- Any student wishing to place out of 3316/3326 must submit proof of a passing score on the DANTES/DSST Technical Writing exam.
- After proof of a passing score is received, the department will require that the student provide a minimum of five pages from one or more technical documents to which the student contributed in a significant way. There is no maximum page limit, since a student may wish to provide extensive documentation as context for evaluation. However, the student should identify specific sections of the document(s) for evaluation, limited to no more than ten pages.
- Ideally, this submitted writing should include evidence of the student’s skills in:
- Document design
- Identifying and targeting a specific audience
- Creating a clear sense of purpose for the document
- Organizing complex technical information
- Why was this document produced?
- What role did you play in producing it?
- Was it produced collaboratively? If so, describe the collaboration.
- Provide a brief audience analysis: what did you think your client wanted and needed in the document?
- Did your thoughts change as you revised the document?
- How did your final draft of the document meet the needs of the client?
- What did you learn from writing this document?
- Does this document reflect your growth as a writer? If so, how?