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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 716-880-2601.
  • 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

Environment and Humanity                
Principles of Physical Science I   

Social Science

A History of the Vietnam War
Civil War and Reconstruction
Criminal Justice
General Anthropology
Human/Culture Geography
Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union

Computer Literacy

Introduction to Computing

Free Electives

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 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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