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Crookston Campus Policy

Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (Dantes/DSST) Credit Award

Policy Owner: Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
Date Effective: 
December 2019
Date Revised: 
December 2019

Policy Statement

The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) offers students the opportunity to submit the results of DSST Subject Examinations for credit. DSST exams are recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE) and cover upper and lower level baccalaureate courses. UMC follows recommendations of the ACE College Credit Recommendation Service for amount of credit, area or course equivalent, level, and the minimum acceptable standard score, Credit earned through DSST Subject Exams may be used to fulfill liberal education requirements, to fulfill specific course requirements, or used as elective credits.

The following guidelines have been established for utilization of the Subject Examinations:

  1. A DSST Subject Examination may not be taken to establish credit for a course in which the student has earned credit in a higher-level sequential course.
  2. A student with previously earned credit in one course of a two-semester course sequence must petition the Academic Standards and Policy Committee (AS&P Committee) for approval before taking a DSST Subject Examination to receive credit for the second course in the sequence.
  3. A Subject Examination may be repeated no sooner than six months after the date of the last testing. Students should submit a petition to the AS&P Committee for permission to repeat an examination.
  4. A Subject Examination may not be used to establish credit in a subject that the student has previously failed.
  5. DSST credits awarded at another institution are not automatically accepted by UMC. The student must submit an original transcript of DSST scores for evaluation. All scores are evaluated according to UMC policy.

Reason for Policy

To provide credit for DSST exams.

Contacts

Subject Contact Phone Fax/Email
Primary Contact(s) Jason Tangquist 218-281-8424 umcreg@umn.edu

Procedures

Other Information

DSST Subject Examinations

Business
Subject Examination Credit Granting Score Recommended Credit Recommended Level
Business Ethics and Society 400 3 1xxx
Business Mathematics 400 3 1xxx
Computing and Information Technology 400 3 1xxx
Human Resource Management 400 3 1xxx
Introduction to Business 400 3 1xxx
Management Information Systems 400 3 1xxx
Money and Banking 400 3 3xxx
Organizational Behavior 400 3 1xxx
Personal Finance 400 3 1xxx
Principles of Finance 400 3 1xxx
Principles of Supervision 400 3 1xxx
Humanities
Subject Examination Credit Granting Score Recommended Credit Recommended Level
Ethics in America 400 3 1xxx
Introduction to World Religions 400 3 1xxx
Principles of Public Speaking 400 3 3xxx
Principles of Advanced English Composition 400 3 1xxx
Math
Subject Examination Credit Granting Score Recommended Credit Recommended Level
Fundamentals of College Algebra 400 3 1xxx
Math for Liberal Arts 400 3 1xxx
Principles of Statistics 400 3 1xxx
Physical Science
Subject Examination Credit Granting Score Recommended Credit Recommended Level
Astronomy 400 3 1xxx
Environmental Science 40031xxx
Health and Human Development 400 3 1xxx
Introduction to Geology 400 3 1xxx
Social Sciences
Subject Examination Credit Granting Score Recommended Credit Recommended Level
A History of the Vietnam War 400 3 1xxx
Art of the Western World 400 3 1xxx
Criminal Justice 400 3 1xxx
Foundations of Education 400 3 1xxx
Fundamentals of Counseling 400 3 1xxx
General Anthropology 400 3 1xxx
History of the Soviet Union 400 3 3xxx
Introduction to Geography 400 3 1xxx
Introduction to Law Enforcement 400 3 1xxx
Lifespan Developmental Psychology 400 3 1xxx
Substance Abuse 400 3 3xxx
The Civil War and Reconstruction 400 3 1xxx
Technology
Subject Examination Credit Granting Score Recommended Credit Recommended Level
Ethics in Technology 400 3 1xxx
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity 400 3 3xxx
Technical Writing 400 3 1xxx

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