Equivalency Tables

2017-2018 Catalog Year

DSST Examination Program Table

Florida Statute does not require the ACC to establish minimum course and credit equivalents for the DSST Examination Program (formerly DANTES Subject Standardized Tests). However, pursuant to Florida State Board Rule 6A-10.024, transfer of credit must be accepted based on the following recommendations. Institutions must use the course number listed, unless it would be advantageous for the student to award a specific course number with equal credit that satisfies program prerequisites. 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. Norming forms of DSSTs are administered to college-level students who are completing courses for credit in various subjects. More information about DSSTs, including descriptions of test content and sample examination questions, is available at www.getcollegecredit.com/.


Exam FGCU Course Number
(3 credits per exam)
Passing Score / 2008 Revised Exams Passing Score 2008 Revised Exams GEP Competency Attribute(s)
A History of the Vietnam War AMH 1XXX 44 400 N/A
Art of the Western World ARH 2000 (State Core) 48 400 CRIT
Astronomy AST 2002C 48 400 CRIT
Business Ethics and Society GEB 1XXX 400 400 N/A
Business Law II BUL 3130 44 Discontinued N/A
Business Mathematics QMB 1XXX 48 400 N/A
Criminal Justice CCJ 1020 49 400 N/A
Drug and Alcohol Abuse No course or credit recommendation 49   N/A
Environment and Humanity EVR 1XXX 46 400 N/A
Ethics in America PHI 1XXX 46 400 N/A
Foundations of Education EDF 2005 46    
Fundamentals of College Algebra MAT 1033 47 400 N/A
Fundamentals of Counseling GEE 1XXX 45    
Fundamentals of Cyber Security CIS X350 or CIS X354   400 N/A
General Anthropology ANT 2000 (State Core) 47   CRIT, INKN
Here's to Your Health HSC 2106 48 400 WCOM, CRIT, INKN
Human Resource Management MAN 3301 46 400 N/A
Human/Cultural Geography GEA 1XXX 48   N/A
Introduction to Business GEB 1011 46 400 N/A
Introduction to Computing CGS 1100 45 400 N/A
Introduction to Law Enforcement CJE 1000 45 400 N/A
Introduction to the Modern Middle East ASH 1XXX 47 Discontinued  
Introduction to World Religions REL 2306 48 400 CRIT, INKN
Life-Span Developmental Psychology DEP 2004 46 400 CRIT
Management Information Systems ISM 1XXX 46 400 N/A
Money and Banking GEE 1XXX 48   N/A
Organizational Behavior INP 1XXX 48 400 N/A
Personal Finance FIN 2100 46 400 N/A
Physical Geology GLY 1000 46   CRIT
Principles of Finance FIN X000 46 400 N/A
Principles of Financial Accounting ACG 1XXX 47 Discontinued N/A
Principles of Physical Science I ISC 1XXX 47 400 N/A
Principles of Public Speaking SPC 2023 47 400 N/A
Principles of Statistics STA 1XXX 48 400 N/A
Principles of Supervision GEE 1XXX 46 400 N/A
Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union EUH 1XXX 45   N/A
Substance Abuse HSC 4150 49 400 N/A
Technical Writing ENC 1XXX 46 400 N/A
The Civil War and Reconstruction AMH 1XXX 47 400 N/A
Western Europe Since 1945 No course or credit recommendation 45 Discontinued N/A