DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)

Prairie View A&M University is a Testing Center for DSST exams. All DSST exams may be taken at PVAMU but only DSST exams listed on the “PVAMU DSST Examination Course Equivalency Table” will be accepted for credit at PVAMU.

DSST Examination Course Equivalency Table

Testing Days & Time

  • Friday Appointments ONLY
  • Schedule
    • Most exams are 2 hours.
    • Seating is limited and appointments are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Before The Exam

  1. Request a DSST Appointment Date & Time
  2. Upon completion of appointment form, you will receive an appointment confirmation call from a Test Center representative. Please allow up to 48 hours for your confirmation call.
  3. After your confirmation call, you will receive your “DSST Appointment Confirmed Email” which will give you more details about the testing day. Test takers should report to the Testing Lab at least 15 minutes prior to their schedule testing time.
Make an Appointment


  • $80 – Exam fee paid upon arrival for testing. Please bring your debit/credit card.
  • $25 – Administration Fee for PVAMU Students
  • $40 – Administration Fee for Non PVAMU Students
    • Administration Fees can be paid either online via the PV Marketplace or in person at the cashier’s window in W.R. Banks, please bring receipt to testing lab.
Pay Administration Fee

Retake Policy

  • 90 day waiting period from the date of an exam to retake a DSST exam.
  • Test Taker responsible for knowing and adhering to retake policy.
  • Registration, administration, and test fee apply.

After the Exam

  • If you pass the DSST exam, you will need to wait until DSST sends the official transcript to the Testing Center. This could take from 2 to 6 weeks. Once the transcript is received, a letter will be sent to the registrar’s office informing them to grant the student credit for the DSST exam that was taken.
  • All student requesting DSST Credit be added to their transcripts MUST be TSI complete.

Additional Score Transcripts

If you did not indicate a score recipient institution at the time of your exam, and you want to request your DSST scores, you can do so by ordering a transcript:

Additional Information