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DSST (formerly DANTES)

The DSST exams, formerly called the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), are a way for students to earn credit for prior knowledge. The DSST includes over 30 exams and offers funding for military active duty and their spouses.

DSST exams can be taken through the Testing Center at Great Falls College MSU. To view the Testing Center hours go to http://students.gfcmsu.edu/testing/

The DSST website offers practice exams, information about exam costs, and more. To learn more about DSST exams go to http://getcollegecredit.com/

To request past DSST scores go to the DSST website and complete their Score Report Order Form http://getcollegecredit.com/

DSST scores transfer to Great Falls College MSU by the following criteria:

  1. The Registrar’s office will only transfer in credits from DSST scores applicable to the student’s degree;
  2. Some programs at GFC MSU limit the use of pass/fail courses in their curriculum.
  3. There is a 25% PLA cap from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) on the number of PLA credits that may be used for a student’s degree; Refer to NWCCU’s policy 2.C.
    http://www.nwccu.org/Pubs%20Forms%20and%20Upd ates/Publications/Standards%20for%20Accreditation.pdf and the Montana Board of Regents Policy 301.19 for more information https://mus.edu/borpol/bor300/301-19.pdf 

Great Falls College Montana State University DSST (DANTES) Exam Equivalency 

Name Minimum Score Semester Hours Course Equivalent
A History of the Vietnam War 400 3 HSTR 000
Art of the Western World 400 3 ARTH 000
Astronomy 400 3 SCI  000
Business Ethics & Society 400 3 BGEN 000
Business Mathematics 400 3 M 108
Computing and Information Technology (Formerly, Introduction to Computing) 400 3 CAPP 131
Criminal Justice 400 3 CJUS 121
Environmental Science (Formerly, Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet) 400 3 SCI 000
Ethics in America 400 3 PHL 000
Foundations of Education  400 3 EDU 200
Fundamentals of College Algebra 400 3 M 121
Fundamentals of Counseling 400 3 ACT 000
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity 400 3 CSCI 000
General Anthropology 400 3 ANTY 101
Health and Human Development (Formerly, Here's to Your Health) 400 3 HTH 000
History of the Soviet Union (Formerly, The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union) 400 3 HSTR 000
Human Resource Management 400 3 BMGT 215
Human/Cultural Geography 400 3 GPHY 000
Introduction to Business 400 3 BGEN 105
Introduction to Law Enforcement 400 3 CJUS 000
Introduction to World Religions 400 3 RLST 000
Lifespan Developmental Psychology 400 3 PSYX 230
Management Information Systems 400 3 CAPP 000
Money and Banking 400 3 ECNS 000
Math for Liberal Arts 400 3 M 105
Principles of Advanced English Composition  400 3 WRIT 201
Organizational Behavior 400 3 PSYX 000
Personal Finance 400 3 ACT 000
Principles of Finance 400 3 ACTG 201
Principles of Physical Science I 400 3 PHSX 105 (NO LAB)
Principles of Public Speaking 400 3 COMX 111
Principles of Statistics 400 3 STAT 216
Principles of Supervision  400 3 BMGT 000
Substance Abuse (Formerly, Drug and Alcohol Abuse) 400 3 HTH 000
Technical Writing 400 3 WRIT 121
The Civil War and Reconstruction  400 3 HSTA 000

 

Great Falls College Montana State University DSST (DANTES) Exam Equivalency

Students must have official DSST scores sent to GFC MSU for review.

Last updated 12/2017


To Learn More About PLA:

Contact The Advising and Career Center:

406-771-5100
advising@gfcmsu.edu


AP

https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home

CLEP
https://clep.collegeboard.org/

DSST (DANTES)
http://getcollegecredit.com/

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