Through a series of 34 exams in several subject areas, the nationally recognized DSST program allows students to earn college credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom. For information on DSST exams and test locations, visit getcollegecredit.com or call 877-471-9860.  

See a list of UMUC test centers and tests offered at each location. DSST Public Speaking is now available by appointment only. Please send a request for an appointment to ntc@umuc.edu.

Students who want their scores sent to UMUC Adelphi, UMUC Asia, or UMUC Europe should list the score report number 9357 on their examination papers. UMUC Adelphi receives all DSST score reports; therefore, the same code should be used for all locations.

Please note: Active-duty military personnel may apply for and take DSST exams without charge at the Education Office of their respective military installations if taking an exam for the first time. Military funding is no longer available for retesting.

Examination Title Course Equivalents Score Required* Number of Credits
A History of the Vietnam War

HIST 381

400

3 UL

Art of the Western World

ARTH 201

400

3 LL

Astronomy

ASTR 100 (not lab science)

400

3 LL

Business Ethics and Society

BMGT 496

400

3 LL

Business Mathematics

ELEC elective

400

3 LL

Computing and Information Technology

IFSM 201

400

3 LL

Criminal Justice

CCJS 100

400

3 LL

Environment Science

NSCI 362

400

3 LL

Ethics in America

PHIL 140

400

3 LL

Foundations of Education

EDPA 301

400

3 LL

Fundamentals of College Algebra

MATH 107

400

3 LL

Fundamentals of Counseling

PSYC 432

400

3 LL

Foundations of Cybersecurity

CSIA 301

400

3 UL

General Anthropology

ANTH elective

400

3 LL

Health and Human Development

HLTH 100 TR

400

3 LL

History of the Soviet Union

HIST 448

400

3 UL

Human/Cultural Geography
GEOG 202

400

3 LL

Human Resource Management

HRMN 300

400

3 LL

Introduction to Business

BMGT 110

400

3 LL

Introduction to Law Enforcement

CCJS 340

400

3 UL

Introduction to World Religions

PHIL 127

400

3 LL

Lifespan Developmental Psychology

PSYC 351

400

3 LL

Management Information Systems

IFSM 300

400

3 LL

Math for Liberal Arts

MATH 103

400

3 LL

Money and Banking

ECON 430

400

3 UL

Organizational Behavior

BMGT 464

400

3 LL

Personal Finance FINC 322

400

3 LL

Principles of Advanced English Composition

WRTG Elective

400

3 LL

Principles of Finance

FINC 330

400

3 LL

Principles of Physical Science I

GNSC 100 / NSCI 100 (not lab science)

400

3 LL

Principles of Public Speaking

SPCH 100

400

3 LL

Principles of Statistics

STAT 200

400

3 LL

Principles of Supervision

BMGT 160

400

3 LL

Substance Abuse

HLTH

400

3 UL

Technical Writing

Speech/Writing section of Comm GERSs

400

3 LL

The Civil War and Reconstruction

HIST 462 or HIST 363

400

3 UL

*All minimum score requirements are equivalent to a C letter grade.

The Fine Print 

UMUC is not responsible for determining students' prior knowledge or preparation for these exams. Approval to take exams does not guarantee award of credit. Other conditions, such as the appropriate score, must be satisfied. All information on credit by exam is subject to change without notice.