DANTES/DSST credit

Within the Department of Defense, voluntary education programs are offered through DANTES, Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support. SCAD gives consideration to DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST) scores. Credit is awarded for DSST if certain requirements are met. Credit awarded by another college or university for DSST is not transferable without proper documentation. Official DSST score results must be submitted to the office of admission. A maximum of 45 quarter hours of DSST credit may be awarded. Transfer credit from all sources (including DSST) may not exceed 90 quarter hours.

Please note that some exams have been revised in 2008 as indicated with bold type.

DSST subject

Minimum score

Credit awarded

Mathematics    
Fundamentals of College Algebra 47/400 MATH 100 Basic Mathematics or MATH 101 Intermediate Mathematics
Principles of Statistics 48/400 Accepted as general education or free elective unless student passes SCAD math competency exam. In this case, would fulfill natural science/mathematics requirement.
     
Social science    
Art of the Western World 48 Art history elective, general education elective or free elective
Western Europe Since 1945 45 General education elective or free elective
Introduction to the Modern Middle East 47 General education elective or free elective
Human/Cultural Geography 48 Social/behavioral science requirement or general education elective or free elective
Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union 45 General education elective or free elective
A History of the Vietnam War 44 General education elective or free elective
The Civil War and Reconstruction 47 General education elective or free elective
Foundations of Education 46 Social/behavioral science requirement or general education elective or free elective
Lifespan Developmental Psychology 46 Social/behavioral science requirement or general education elective or free elective
General Anthropology 47 Social/behavioral science requirement or general education elective or free elective
Introduction to Law Enforcement 45 Social/behavioral science requirement or general education elective or free elective
Criminal Justice 49/400 Social/behavioral science requirement or general education elective or free elective
Fundamentals of Counseling 45 Social/behavioral science requirement or general education elective or free elective
     
Business    
Principles of Finance 46 General education elective or free elective
Principles of Financial Accounting 49 General education elective or free elective
Human Resource Management 46 General education elective or free elective
Organizational Behavior 48 General education elective or free elective
Principles of Supervision 46 General education elective or free elective
Business Law II 52 Social/behavioral science requirement or general education elective or free elective
Introduction to Computing 45/400 General education elective or free elective
Introduction to Business 46 BUSI 101 Introduction to Business, general education elective or free elective
Money and Banking 48 General education elective or free elective
Personal Finance 46/400 General education elective or free elective
Management Information Systems 46/400 General education elective or free elective
Business Mathematics 48 General education elective or free elective
     
Physical science    
Astronomy 48 Accepted as general education or free elective unless student passes SCAD math competency exam. In this case, would fulfill natural science/mathematics requirement.
Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet 46 General education elective or free elective
Principles of Physical Science 47 Accepted as general education or free elective unless student passes SCAD math competency exam. In this case, would fulfill natural science/mathematics requirement.
Physical Geology 46 Accepted as general education or free elective unless student passes SCAD math competency exam. In this case, would fulfill natural science/mathematics requirement.
     
Applied technology    
Technical Writing 46 English elective, general education elective or free elective
     
Humanities    
Ethics in America 46/400 General education elective or free elective
Introduction to World Religions 48/400 General education elective or free elective
Principles of Public Speaking 47 COMM 105 Speech and Public Speaking