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Dantes Standardized Subject Test (DSST)

Student Services

Students may take computer based DSST tests at SFA in Testing Services located in the Rusk Building, Room 328.

Scheduling Your Exam

DSST examinations are offered by appointment only. After you select Stephen F. Austin State University as your exam site, you must call Testing Services at (936) 468-3958 to schedule your test date.


$85 per exam (Your exam fee must be paid by credit card.)
$30 non-refundable service charge (Make a second payment as cash, check, credit card or money order payable to SFA.)


Third Floor Rusk Building, Room 328 - Testing Services

Identification Requirements

Each candidate must present a valid form of identification; that identification document must:

  • Be government-issued (e.g., driver’s license, state issued identification card, passport or military identification card)
  • Contain both a current photo and your signature
  • Have a name that exactly matches the name used to register for the exam (including designations such as “Jr.” and “III”)

If you fail to present valid identification, you will not be allowed to test.

Prohibited Items

  • Electronic equipment, including cell phones, alarm watches that beep, PDAs, pagers, etc.
  • Pocket items-keys, wallet, etc. must remain in your pocket during testing.

Accommodations for Examinees with Disabilities

Prometric provides reasonable testing accommodations as set forth in the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to allow candidates with documented disabilities recognized under the ADA an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge. If you have a disability and require special testing services or arrangements, please submit professional documentation of the disability to the test site administrator. The test site administrator will forward your documentation to Prometric for approval and to help determine the necessary testing arrangements.

Thirty days advance notice is required for all testing arrangements. There is no additional charge for these accommodations.

Score Reports

Your DSST exam scores are reported only to you unless you request that they be sent elsewhere. If you want your scores sent elsewhere, you must provide the correct DSST code number of the school at the time you take the exam. Prior to taking your exam, you should obtain the necessary code at the following website:

Contacting DSST

Customer Service line: 877.471.9860