Faulkner University

How to Register for DSST Exams

DSST examinations are administered in the University Testing Center located on the second floor of Nichols Library. Examinees must submit their registration forms at least one week prior to the exam date, except for the "Principles of Public Speaking" exam. This exam is only available in paper/pencil form and must be ordered well in advance of the exam date. Registrations will be accepted in the order they are received and, depending on space limitations, examinees may be required to reschedule for a later time or date. For this reason,registration forms, along with the proper fees, should be submitted as soon as possible. Registration forms may be submitted by mail or delivered in person to Angie Moore at Nichols Library.

Examinees must supply the proper DSST institution code for the intended score recipient at the time of the exam. Thesefour-digit institution codesare available on DSST's web site.


There are two separate fees associated with DSST exams: a $20.00 registration fee and an $80.00 examination fee. The $20.00 registration fee can be paid by cash, check, or money order made payable to Faulkner University and must accompany the registration form. The $80 examination fee must be paid by credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa) at the time of the exam. DANTES-funded military personnel do not have to pay the $80.00 examination fee but are still required to pay the $20.00 registration fee.

Identification Requirements

A valid form of identification (ID) must be presented at the time of the exam. The identification must be current government-issued photo ID with a signature that matches the name used to register for the exam. Acceptable forms of ID include driver's license, state-issued ID card, passport, or military ID. Military personnel are required to present a military ID and a U.S. government or state photo ID.

Retesting Policy

DSST requires a waiting period of 90 days before repeating an exam of the same title.

Contact Angela Moore at 334-386-7209 oralmoore@faulkner.eduwith any additional questions.




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