DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST)

SCPS students may apply for credit for DSST exams. In general these will require passing scores for DSST to meet general elective credits or toward SCPS course requirements. Students may take DSST examinations after they have matriculated, but only if they:

  • have not previously completed, failed, or received credit from Loyola University Chicago (transfer or otherwise) in a comparable or more advanced course in the specific examination area;
  • will not receive comparable credit in the DSST examination area in the same term the examination is taken or in a subsequent term.

All official CLEP examination scores must be provided to the Office of Registration and Records at least one semester prior to anticipated graduation.

Some DSST exams may be applied to SCPS requirements. Others apply to general electives.

Note: Students can now have their transcript from a DSST exam sent to Loyola free of charge. The student will need to enter Loyola's location 4 digit site code at the time of registration. Students register at the DSST test center at the time of their appointment. There will be a location on the registration page to enter the score report recipient code. The site code for Loyola is 9522

Exam Title Required Score Semester Hours Earned Loyola SCPS Equivalent Course
A History of the Vietnam War 400 3 General Elective
Art of the Western World 400 3 General Elective
Astronomy 400 3 General Elective
Business Ethics & Society 400 3 CPST  380 - Leadership, Culture and Ethics
Business Mathematics 400 3 General Elective
Criminal Justice 400 3 General Elective
Environmental Science 400 3 General Elective
Ethics in America 400 3 General Elective
Foundations of Education 400 3 General Elective
Fundamentals of College Algebra 400 3 General Elective
Fundamentals of Counseling 400 3 General Elective
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity 400 3 General Elective
General Anthropology 400 3 General Elective
Health & Human Development 400 3 General Elective
Human Cultural Geography 400 3 General Elective
Human Resources Management 400 3 CPST  350 - Human Resources Principles and Practices
History of the Soviet Union 400 3 General Elective
Introduction to Business 400 3 CPST  250 - Foundations of Organizations
Computing and Information Technology 400 3 General Elective
Introduction to Law Enforcement 400 3 General Elective
Introduction to World Religions 400 3 General Elective
Lifespan Developmental Psychology 400 3 General Elective
Management Information Systems 400 3 CPST  247 - Computer Concepts and Applications
Money & Banking 400 3 General Elective
Organizational Behavior 400 3 General Elective
Personal Finance 400 3 General Elective
Principles of Finance 400 3 CPST  371 - Organizational Finance
Principles of Physical Science 400 3 General Elective
Principles of Public Speaking 400 3 General Elective
Principles of Statistics 400 3 General Elective
Principles of Supervision 400 3 CPST  370 - Leadership Theories and Applications
Substance Abuse 400 3 General Elective
Technical Writing 400 3 CPST  315 - Technical Writing
The Civil War and Reconstruction 400 3 General Elective