Credit may be allowed for DSST tests if the score received is at the ACE minimum score recommended or higher and the academic department at Colorado State University recommends that credit be awarded. To have DSST exam evaluated, a DSST Transcript, SMART form, ACE Transcript, or DD-214 Form, showing the exams taken and scores received, must be supplied to the Office of the Registrar.

These equivalencies have been determined by the appropriate college/department and are not eligible for re-evaluation.

DSST/DANTES Equivalencies

DSST ExamGT-Pathways CategoryACE Course NumberCourse LevelScoreCredit HoursCSU Equivalency
A History of the Vietnam War GT-HI1DANT-0062UD 400 3HIST 1++
Art of the Western WorldGT-AH1DANT – 0054LD400 3ART 1++
AstronomyGT-SC2DANT-0057LD 400 3AA 1++
Business Ethics and SocietyDANT-0052UD400 3BUS 220
Business MathematicsDANT-0012LD400 3MATH 1++1B
Civil War & Reconstruction, TheGT-HI1DANT-0056UD 400 3HIST 1++
Criminal JusticeDANT-0015LDNo Credit Awarded
Environment and Humanity:  The Race to Save the PlanetDANT-0017LD400 3NR 130
Environmental ScienceGT-SC2DANT-0058LD4003NR 1++
Ethics in AmericaGT-AH3DANT-0018UD4003PHIL 103
Foundations of EducationDANT-0060LDNo Credit Awarded
Fundamentals of College AlgebraGT-MA1DANT-0049LD 400 3MATH 1++
Fundamentals of CounselingDANT-0061LDNo Credit Awarded
Fundamentals of CybersecurityDANT-0053LD400 3CS 3++
General AnthropologyGT-SS3DANT-0022LD4003ANTH 1++
Health & Human DevelopmentGT-SS3DANT-0023LD4003HES 1++
Here’s to Your HealthDANT-0023LDNo Credit Awarded
History of the Soviet UnionGT-HI1DANT-0073/74UD4003HIST 1++
Human/Cultural GeographyGT-SS2DANT-0071LD400 3GR 100
Introduction to BusinessDANT-0026LD4003BUS 100
Introduction to ComputingDANT-0028LD4003CS 1++
Introduction to Law EnforcementDANT-0064UDNo Credit Awarded
Introduction to World ReligionsGT-AH3DANT-0031UD400 3PHIL 174
Lifespan Developmental PsychologyGT-SS3DANT-0065LD400 3PSY 175
Management Information SystemsDANT-0050LD4003CIS 200
Math for Liberal ArtsGT-MA1DANT-0076LD4003MATH 1++
Organizational BehaviorGT-SS3DANT-0066LD4003MGT 310
Personal FinanceDANT-0037LDNo Credit Awarded
Principles of Advanced English CompositionGT-CO1DANT-0075LD4003CO 1++
Principles of FinanceDANT-0041UD4003FIN 300
Principles of Physical Science IGT-SC2DANT-0068LD 400 3TNS 1++
Principles of Public SpeakingDANT-0069LDNo Credit Awarded
Principles of StatisticsGT-MA1DANT-0046LD400 3STAT 1++
Principles of SupervisionDANT-0047LDNo Credit Awarded
Substance AbuseGT-SS3DANT-0051UD400 3PSY 1++
Technical WritingDANT-0072LDNo Credit Awarded

LD – lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category
UD – upper division baccalaureate degree category

All examination information is current as of September 23, 2020.

Historical DSST/DANTES Equivalencies

The new score scale introduced for the 2008 and later exams uses scores ranging from 200 to 500, with the cut score (pass point) set at 400 for all exams.

Testing Organization: Prometric; Pearson Learning Solutions