Nightingale College DSST Policy

Nightingale College welcomes learners from a wide variety of backgrounds and learning experiences. We recognize their prior learning by accepting DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST) exams.

For More Information about the DSST, log on to www.getcollegecredit.com.

Learners who achieve at least the minimum required scores on DSST can earn the credits and associated course exemptions listed below.

DSST Exam TitleSemesterHoursMinimum Score
Technical Writing3400
A History of the Vietnam War3400
An Introduction to the Modern Middle East347*
Art of the Western World3400
Civil War and Reconstruction3400
Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet3400
Ethics in America3400
Introduction to World Religions3400
Principles of Public Speaking3400
Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union345*
Fundamentals of College Algebra3400
Principles of Statistics3400
Physical Science
Human/Cultural Geography3400
Physical Geology346*
Principles of Physical Science I3400
Social Sciences
Lifespan Developmental Psychology3400
Substance Abuse3400

*Test scores yet to be updated to the criterion-reference methodology by DSST

To have credit posted to your Nightingale College academic record, please follow these steps:

  1. Print and complete the first section of the Application for DSST Test Credit Form. Click here to print the Application for DSST Test Credit Form.
  2. Attach an official copy of your DSST scores.
  3. Submit completed application and DSST scores to the Admissions Office.
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