Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for: Testing Center - DSST

  1. Does your test center offer the DSST exam?
  2. How much does it cost to take a DSST exam?
  3. Will I receive credit for taking the DSST ?
  4. What are the advantages of taking the DSST ?
  5. Can you retest on a DSST exam?
  6. How do I prepare to take a DSST exam?
  7. What DSST examinations do you offer at Aims?
  8. When will I know my scores?
  9. What is a DSST exam?

Does your test center offer the DSST exam?

Yes, we offer the DSST exams at Aims Community College. Testing is by appointment only. For further information or to make an appointment, please call (970) 339-6533 for the Greeley Campus and (970) 667-4611 ext. 3312 for the Loveland Campus.

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How much does it cost to take a DSST exam?

Visit the Assessment website to view cost information for taking the DSST exam.

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Will I receive credit for taking the DSST ?

According to the Chauncey Group, each college has its own admissions policies. However, having a passing score for DSST on your college transcript can provide evidence of how well you can perform at the college level. Contact the Aims Admissions office to find out if Aims awards credit for the DSST tests you are interested in taking.

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What are the advantages of taking the DSST ?

- To test out of introductory classes - To get credit for what you already know - To shorten the time to get your degree - To save on tuition fees

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Can you retest on a DSST exam?

Yes, however, examinations may not be repeated within six months of the testing date.

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How do I prepare to take a DSST exam?

Please visit http://www.getcollegecredit.com/testprep.html to access test preparation materials, including practice tests and fact sheets.

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What DSST examinations do you offer at Aims?

- Fundamentals of College Algebra - Principles of Statistics - Art of the Western World - Western Europe since 1945 - An introduction to the modern Middle East - Human/Cultural Geography - Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union - A History of the Vietnam War - The Civil War and Reconstruction - Foundations of Education - Life-Span Developmental Psychology - Drug and Alcohol Abuse - General Anthropology - Introduction to Law Enforcement - Criminal Justice - Fundamentals of Counseling - Principles of Finance - Principles of Financial Accounting - Human Resource Management - Organizational Behavior - Principles of Supervision - Business Law II - Introduction to Computing - Management Information Systems - Introduction to Business - Money and Banking - Personal Finance - Business Mathematics - Astronomy - Here's to Your Health - Environment and Humanity - Principles of Physical Science I - Physical Geology - Technical Writing - Ethics in America - Introduction to World Religions - Principles of Public Speaking

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When will I know my scores?

You will find out your score at the completion of your test.

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What is a DSST exam?

DSST exams give you the opportunity to obtain college credit for learning obtained outside the conventional college/university classroom.

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