DANTES/DSST Exam Testing

As form of prior learning assessment, DSST exams allow you to earn college credits by passing an exam outside the traditional classroom.

Choose from more than 30 subject exams in disciplines such as Business, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Science, Technology and more. New exams are added all the time. All exams have been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). 

As an active duty, guard or reserve military member, your first attempt on any DSST exam is funded by DANTES, so don’t delay! Start earning college credit now to save time, save money and graduate sooner.


Are you ready to take a DSST exam at Odessa College?

  1. Visit www.getcollegecredit.com to register and pay for the exact exam you would like to take. If you do not qualify for the fully funded DANTES, there is a fee for each DSST exam that will be paid upon registration and can be paid by credit card or debit card directly through their website.
  2. After you register with DSST you will need to visit the OC Testing Center Marketplace to pay the $15.00 proctor fee.
  3. Once your Marketplace order has been received you will be contacted by a Testing Center Representative to set your appointment time/date for your exam. 

Testing Center Tips:

  1. CLEP exams are administered on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week.
  2. The Testing Center is located in the SPUR Building, Suite 150.
  3. All test candidates should be prepared to present a current photo ID for verification purposes duing the check-in process.
  4. You will be provided a locker to store your personal items when completing your exam.
  5. We welcome you to park in any WHITE or YELLOW parking space located in the lot to the left of the Administration Building.

Please be advised, if you make an appointment to test and do not show up for your scheduled appointment time, or fail to call at least 2 hours prior to your appointment time to reschedule your exam, you will forfeit your $15.00 proctor fee. A seperate proctor fee of $15.00 will be required before your exam will be rescheduled.