DSST Exams

The DSST Program allows students to demonstrate college-level achievement and earn credit through exams based on specific coursework. The table below details how Purdue awards credit based on DSST exam scores.

DSST ExamPurdue CoursePurdue Semester 
Credit Hours
Required Score
Algebra, Fundamentals of College MA 15300 3 400
Anthropology, General ANTH 10000 3 400
Astronomy ASTR 1XXXX* 3 400
Civil War and Reconstruction HIST 31005 3 400
Computing, Introduction to CS 11000 3 400
Counseling, Fundamentals of EDPS 49100 3 400
Criminal Justice SOC 32800 3 400
CyberSecurity, Fundamentals of CNIT 2XXXX* 3 400
Education, Foundations of EDPS 49100 3 400
Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet EAPS 11300 3 400
Ethics in America PHIL 1XXXX* 3 400
Geography, Human/Cultural EAPS 12000 3 400
Here's to Your Health HK 20000 3 400
History of the Vietnam War HIST 35600 3 400
Human Resource Management HTM 31200 3 400
Finance, Principles of CSR 34200 or HTM 44100 3 400
Organizational Behavior HTM 21200 3 400
Psychology, Lifespan Development PSY 23000 3 400
Religions, Intro to World REL 20000 3 400
Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union HIST 23900 3 400
Statistics, Principles of STAT 1XXXX* 3 400
Statistics STAT 1XXXX* 3 400
Substance Abuse HK 23100 3 400
Supervision, Principles of OLS 1XXXX* 3 400

*Course numbers listed as "1XXXX" or "2XXXX" transfer as undistributed credit, which means Purdue does not have an equivalent course. Such credit appears on a Purdue student record as credit hours within the respective subject area. You should consult with your Purdue academic advisor to determine how undistributed credit may be used to best meet curriculum requirements within your area of study.

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