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Testing Center: DSST

Testing Information

  • Please remember to bring your photo ID. 
  • $32 non-refundable test fee is due at the time of registration.
  • $80 fee payable on day of test by credit card ONLY. NOT DISCOVER!
  • Untimed test.
  • No Cell Phones.
  • Dress in layers to ensure you are ready for any room temperature.
  • Public Speaking DSST is not offered at this testing center.
  • Must wait 6 months to retake the same test.
  • $75 per credit hour will be charged to have credit applied to your transcript.
  • (no additional charge for incoming Freshman for tests taken before classes begin).

DSST Registration

CLEP exams are administered by appointment and must be scheduled using our online test registration system.

Click here to register for any test offered here at Defiance College.


Note:  Discover Cards are NOT accepted for online payment of DSST Fees on the day of testing.   

Available Dantes Exams

Your advisor can help you to determine which exam to take for college credit.  Read the exam descriptions of all Dantes exams to find the right one for you. Then, get more details and try sample exam questions.

Important Note:

Defiance College does not offer the DSST exam for Public Speaking due to space/hardware considerations in the Testing Center.

CLEP/DSST Notes for DC Students

Attention DC Students:

  • DC students wishing to use credit from CLEP/DSST examinations toward degree completion at Defiance College need to obtain permission from the Registrar's Office prior to registering for their examination.
  • DC students graduating in May need to have all CLEP/DANTES testing completed by the December prior to graduation.

Contact Us

Testing Administrator

Ryan Mays

(419) 783-2490



201 College Pl. Defiance, OH 43512


[p:] (419) 783-2481