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DSST Examination Program Table 2019-2020 Catalog Year

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Accelerated credit is articulated based on the term in which the credit was earned.  Credit earned in a term prior to the current catalog year will be awarded based on the equivalency table in effect at that time.

Equivalency tables for prior catalogs are accessible through the following steps:  (1) select Archived Catalogs from the left navigation box, (2) select the appropriate catalog year (3) select Print the Archive Catalog from the left navigation box, (4) select Equivalency Tables in the Undergraduate Information box in the middle of the page, (4) select the Print Catalog button at the bottom of the page. 

Credit for exams that do not appear on the equivalency table will be awarded in accordance with state Credit-by-Exam Equivalency guidelines and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

The DSST exams, unlike Advanced Placement, are not built around curriculum, but rather are designed to test students’ knowledge on a variety of college-level subjects, regardless of where they may have learned the material. Exams are developed by committees of college faculty. More information about DSSTs, including descriptions of test content and sample examination questions, is available at

Up to 45 total credit-by-exam credits may be awarded for guaranteed transfer. Credits earned through Credit by Exam that exceed 45 semester credit hours may be transferred at the discretion of the receiving institution.

Exam FGCU Course Number
(3 credits per exam)
Passing Score Passing Score 2008 Revised Exams
A History of the Vietnam War AMH 1XXX 44 400
Art of the Western World ARH 2000 (State Core) 48 400
Astronomy AST 2002C 48 400
Business Ethics and Society TBD 400 400
Business Law II BUL 3130 44 Discontinued
Business Mathematics TBD 48 400
Computing and Information Technology TBD 45 400
Criminal Justice CCJ 1020 49 400
Drug and Alcohol Abuse No course or credit recommendation 49  
Environmental Science (Formerly Environment and Humanity) EVR 1XXX 46 400
Ethics in America PHI 1XXX 46 400
Foundations of Education EDF 2005 46 400
Fundamentals of College Algebra MAC 1105 (State Core)   400
Fundamentals of Counseling TBD 45 400
Fundamentals of Cyber Security TBD   400
General Anthropology ANT 2000 (State Core) 47 400
Here's to Your Health HSC 2106 48 400
History of the Soviet Union EUH 1XXX 45 400
Human Resource Management MAN 3301 46 400
Human/Cultural Geography GEO 1XXX 48 400
Introduction to Business GEB 1011 46 400
Introduction to Law Enforcement CJE 1000 45 400
Introduction to the Modern Middle East ASH 1XXX 47 Discontinued
Introduction to World Religions REL 2306 48 400
Life-Span Developmental Psychology DEP 2004 46 400
Management Information Systems ISM 1XXX 46 400
Math for Liberal Arts MGF 1106 (State Core)   400
Money and Banking TBD 48 400
Organizational Behavior INP 1XXX 48 400
Personal Finance FIN 2100 46 400
Physical Geology GLY 1000 46 Discontinued
Principles of Advanced English ENC 1101 (State Core)   400
Principles of Finance FIN X000 46 400
Principles of Financial Accounting ACG 1XXX 47 Discontinued
Principles of Physical Science I TBD 47 400
Principles of Public Speaking SPC 2023 47 400
Principles of Statistics STA 1XXX 48 400
Principles of Supervision GEE 1XXX 46 400
Substance Abuse HSC 4150 49 400
Technical Writing ENC 1XXX 46 400
The Civil War and Reconstruction AMH 1XXX 47 400
Western Europe Since 1945 No course or credit recommendation 45 Discontinued
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