Prometric® Receives Approval from ACE on 10 DSST® Prior-Learning Assessment Program Exams

October 8, 2018

American Council on Education (ACE) Recommends All Titles for College Credit

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (August 1, 2018)

— Prometric®, creator of DSST® the prior-learning assessment program, announced that the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) completed its review of 10 DSST exams. Eight revised DSST exams as well as two newly created exams were approved for three college credits.

The DSST credit-by-exam program is a cost-effective, time-saving way that both civilian and military students can use the knowledge that they have acquired outside the classroom to accomplish their educational and professional goals. The program offers more than 30 exams that cover a diverse range of subject areas, such as social sciences, math, applied technology, business, physical sciences and humanities.

ACE reviews DSST prior-learning exam content to help ensure it reflects current course curriculum, is aligned with passing grade requirements, and provides value to students pursuing degrees in higher education. To ensure that the 10 DSST exams presented for review fulfilled ACE requirements in either the upper or lower division Baccalaureate degree category, Prometric involved more than 125 subject matter experts—with master- and doctorate-level degrees—in the revision of the exams. nationally accredited DSST examinations that are accepted by more than 1,900 institutions nationwide.”

DSST Exam Title

2018 ACE Credit Approved Recommendation

A History of the Vietnam War

3 Baccalaureate

Art of the Western World

3 Baccalaureate


3 Baccalaureate

NEW! Ethics in Technology

3 Baccalaureate

Foundations of Education

3 Baccalaureate

Introduction to Geography (Formerly Human and Cultural Geography)

3 Baccalaureate

NEW! Introduction to Geology

3 Baccalaureate

Introduction to Law Enforcement

3 Baccalaureate

Principles of Public Speaking

3 Upper Baccalaureate

The Civil War and Reconstruction

3 Baccalaureate

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