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 Exam GT-Pathways Category ACE Course Number Course Level Score Credit Hours CSU Equivalency
A History of the Vietnam War  GT-HI1 DANT-0062 UD  400  3 HIST 1++
Art of the Western World GT-AH1 DANT – 0054 LD 400  3 ART 1++
Astronomy GT-SC2 DANT-0057 LD  400  3 AA 1++
Business Ethics and Society DANT-0052 UD 400  3 BUS 220
Business Mathematics DANT-0012 LD 400  3 MATH 1++1B
Civil War & Reconstruction, The GT-HI1 DANT-0056 UD  400  3 HIST 1++
Criminal Justice DANT-0015 LD No Credit Awarded
Environment and Humanity:  The Race to Save the Planet DANT-0017 LD 400  3 NR 130
Environmental Science GT-SC2 DANT-0058 LD 400 3 NR 1++
Ethics in America GT-AH3 DANT-0018 UD 400 3 PHIL 103
Foundations of Education DANT-0060 LD No Credit Awarded
Fundamentals of College Algebra GT-MA1 DANT-0049 LD  400  3 MATH 1++
Fundamentals of Counseling DANT-0061 LD No Credit Awarded
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity DANT-0053 LD 400  3 CS 3++
General Anthropology GT-SS3 DANT-0022 LD 400 3 ANTH 1++
Health & Human Development GT-SS3 DANT-0023 LD 400 3 HES 1++
Here’s to Your Health DANT-0023 LD No Credit Awarded
History of the Soviet Union GT-HI1 DANT-0073/74 UD 400 3 HIST 1++
Human/Cultural Geography GT-SS2 DANT-0071 LD 400  3 GR 100
Introduction to Business DANT-0026 LD 400 3 BUS 100
Introduction to Computing DANT-0028 LD 400 3 CS 1++
Introduction to Law Enforcement DANT-0064 UD No Credit Awarded
Introduction to World Religions GT-AH3 DANT-0031 UD 400  3 PHIL 174
Lifespan Developmental Psychology GT-SS3 DANT-0065 LD 400  3 PSY 175
Management Information Systems DANT-0050 LD 400 3 CIS 200
Math for Liberal Arts GT-MA1 DANT-0076 LD 400 3 MATH 1++
Organizational Behavior GT-SS3 DANT-0066 LD 400 3 MGT 310
Personal Finance DANT-0037 LD No Credit Awarded
Principles of Advanced English Composition GT-CO1 DANT-0075 LD 400 3 CO 1++
Principles of Finance DANT-0041 UD 400 3 FIN 300
Principles of Physical Science I GT-SC2 DANT-0068 LD  400  3 TNS 1++
Principles of Public Speaking DANT-0069 LD No Credit Awarded
Principles of Statistics GT-MA1 DANT-0046 LD 400  3 STAT 1++
Principles of Supervision DANT-0047 LD No Credit Awarded
Substance Abuse GT-SS3 DANT-0051 UD 400  3 PSY 1++
Technical Writing DANT-0072 LD No Credit Awarded

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

All examination information is current as of September 9, 2022.

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