Formerly known as the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support (DANTES) exams, the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) is a nationally recognized program that gives students the opportunity to receive college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional college classroom. Kent State accepts the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations for the minimum score required and the amount of credit awarded. Official score reports or a joint services transcript (JST) must be submitted to Kent State before the credit can be applied to a student’s academic record.

For information on credit options for military students, visit the Credit Transfer Office website.