General Information

  • DSST (Dantes Subject Standardized Tests) is a nationally recognized credit by examination program that awards college credit for courses via examination.
  • UAB recognizes these examinations and awards credit for many of the available examinations.
  • The maximum credit allowed for all students is 45 semester hours.
  • UAB policy prohibits UAB students from attempting to take a DSST exam if they have already received a grade in the course.
  • You can find DSST study guides in most libraries or book stores.  You may also visit the official DSST website at for additional information.
  • Any special accommodations require special approval and must be requested in advance by emailing
  • UAB evaluates DSST credit based upon current UAB policy, not the credit granting policies of another university.  Contact Prometric at 1-877-471-9860 to request that your official DSST transcript be sent to UAB (site code 9948).  All DSST transcripts should be sent to:

Office of Registration and Academic Records
1605 Building
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0113

DSST Study Guide Information

Approved DSST Listing for UAB Course Credit

Upcoming Test Dates 


  • November 18 - 10 AM 
  • December 1 - 10 AM

Cost & Registration

  • $85 DSST Fee (payable by Visa, Mastercard or American Express)
  • $83.50 non-refundable UAB fee

Register for DSST

Test Day Information

  • Report to the UAB Testing Center (936 19th Street South) at least fifteen minutes prior to your scheduled exam time.
  • Bring valid photo-bearing identification (e.g., driver's license, passport, student identification card, etc.).
  • Please allow additional time for parking. Parking information is included in your confirmation email.