(formerly DANTES Standardized Subject Test)

Costs: $100 per exam broken into two payments:
Payment 1: $20 per exam (nonrefundable registration fee – check, money order, or cashier’s check, made payable to Georgia Southern University)
Payment 2: $80 per exam (due at log-in, payable to DSST by credit/debit card only)(effective July 1, 2012)

All eligible military personnel and eligible civilian employees: DSST exams are funded by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) and are free. Test takers are responsible for the Georgia Southern University administration fee.  More information on eligibility click here.

DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) — These two-hour computer-based tests are available in thirty-seven subject areas of business, physical sciences, humanities, social sciences and applied technology, and are for students interested in earning college credit for material they already know. For additional information about DSST click here.

Georgia Southern University currently accepts Criminal Justice (CRJU 1110); An Introduction to the Modern Middle East (HIST 3532); Introduction to Business (BUSA 1105).


Upon arrival to the Testing Office, a valid photo ID with signature must be presented. Military personnel and government-funded civilians MUST present a current military identification card and a second form of government-issued photo ID with signature. Acceptable forms of primary ID include:

  • Current driver’s license
  • State or federal ID card
  • Current passport
  • Military ID with photo and signature
  • Tribal ID
  • Naturalization card or certificate of citizenship

Acceptable forms of secondary ID include:

  • Employee photo ID
  • College ID
  • Credit/Debit Card
  • Social Security Card
  • Military ID with signature only
  • Unused ID form the primary choices above


If a passing score is not obtained, the test may be repeated after three months. If a test is repeated before the three month waiting period is ended, test scores will be invalid and all fees forfeited.

For additional information, please contact:
Testing Office
Georgia Southern University
PO Box 8132
Statesboro, GA  30460-8132

Cone Hall Room 2031
912.478.5415 (phone)
912.478.5988 (fax)
e-mail: testing@georgiasouthern.edu

Last updated: 2/21/2017

Academic Success Center • PO Box 8132 • (912) 478-5371 • asc@georgiasouthern.edu