Gordon State College participates in Prior Learning Assessment

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As part of our efforts to be military and adult learner friendly, we award credit for testing that occurs under the DSST program - DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (also known as DANTES - Defense Activities for Non-Traditional Education Support) using the scores recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Be sure to verify information with the institution where you would like credit awarded prior to testing. The subject examinations recognized, the minimum scores required for credit and the credit awarded at Gordon State College can be found here.


About DSST

It's Your Life, Take Credit for It. The DSST credit by exam program gives students the opportunity to receive college credit for life experience as a form of prior learning assessment. Recommended for credit by the American Council on Education, the 30 + exams are offered in diverse subject areas such as health, ethics, finance and technology. As a form of prior learning assessment, DSSTs offer students a cost-effective, time-saving way to use their knowledge acquired outside of the classroom (perhaps from reading, on-the-job training, or independent study) to accomplish their educational goals.

The DSST program is owned by Prometric, the global leader in testing and assessment, and has been placing students on the fast track to college degrees since 1986. To obtain more information go to www.getcollegecredit.com.

Learn more:

To Register to Take an Exam:

Call the Testing Center (678.359.5138) to schedule an appointment to take a DSST exam.

  • The DSST fee of $100 per examination is paid via credit card during test registration on the day of the examination (DSST does not accept Discover card)
  • Gordon State College charges a separate $25 test administration fee, prior to testing through our Online payment system
  • Gordon will not accept credit for an exam for a course that you already have a grade awarded (D, F, WF)
  • You must wait 30 days in order to re-test on the same exam
  • You are encouraged to wear a mask on campus, if not fully vaccinated

Practice exams

Contact the Registrar's Office at 678.359.5022 if additional information is needed regarding credit by examination.

Testing Center
Student Center 234