DSST Exams


The Registrar's Office is located at the Buffalo Campus, on the first floor of the Main Building (M133).

Office hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday:     8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Contact us:   716.880.2366  /  2365     or    registrar@medaille.edu 

Dante (DSST) Exams

Medaille College recognizes that non-traditional students may possess knowledge and experiences distinguishing them from the traditional college student. Therefore, Medaille College offers undergraduate students the opportunity to obtain credit for this knowledge and those experiences through Academic Alternatives.

DSST exams are an academic alternative option. Medaille offers on-site paper-and-pencil as well as online DSST exams; students pay a fee of $140 for each examination. Medaille Online Experience students may contact Student Services for assistance in locating DSST exam centers in their geographical area.

 DSST Exam Application PDF

Preparing for a DSST Exam

Go to: www.getcollegecredit.com to find information on:

  • "Factsheets"
  • Practice Tests
  • Testing Site Locations

Before taking the exam

  • Medaille students should contact their Student Services Counselor at SageStudentServices@medaille.edu to be sure the exam meets degree requirements
  • Non-Medaille students wishing to take a DSST exam should contact Student Services directly at 716-932-2615.
  • Students not taking the exam at Medaille College should use the school code: 8045
  • Check out the Dante (DSST) Exams section of the Medaille College Libraries' webpage for practice exams, information, recommended books and resources to help you prepare for your DSST

Day of the Exam

  • Students are required to bring official identification and credit card

  • The cost of the exam at Medaille College is $140

  • Students will be able to review their score upon completion of the exam

  • Official transcripts will be sent to Medaille College within 7 to 10 days


List of Accepted Exams


  • Ethics in America
  • Business Ethics

Natural Science

  • Astronomy
  • Environment and Humanity                 
  • Physical Geology
  • Principles of Physical Science I    

Social Science

  • A History of the Vietnam War
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Criminal Justice
  • General Anthropology
  • Human/Culture Geography
  • Indroduction to Modern Middle East
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union
  • Western Europe Since 1945

Computer Literacy

  • Introduction to Computing

Free Electives

  • Business Law II
  • Business Mathematics
  • Foundations of Education
  • Fundamentals of College Algebra
  • Fundamentals of Counseling
  • Here's to Your Health
  • Human Resource Management
  • Intro. to Law Enforcement
  • Introduction to Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Money and Banking
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Personal Finance
  • Principles of Finance
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Statistics
  • Principles of Supervision
  • Substance Abuse
  • Any exam can satisfy FREE ELECTIVES provided the credits earned are not duplicative

Exams Not Allowed:

  • Technical Writing
  • Any exam that duplicates program courses or courses already taken
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