Acceptable Forms of ID

  • Government issued photo ID
  • State issued photo ID

Exam Preparation

Study material is available in the SVCC Learning Commons.  Additional study material is available for purchase directly from the DSST website some of which is listed below. 

For each DSST exam there is an Exam Content Fact Sheet that outlines the topics covered in that exam.  It includes a list of recommended references of books that would be useful for review, a list of sample questions, and the number of credits awarded for a passing score as recommended by ACE.

Practice exams in most DSST subjects are available for purchase at www.ibt.prometric.com/dsst.

Prior to your exam appointment you will need to look up the DSST site code of the institution you would like your scores sent to.  This will be required when launching your exam.

When preparing to take your exams at the SVCC Testing Center, please be aware of our hours.  When scheduling, give yourself plenty of time to check in and complete your exam.  All exams will be stopped and collected ten minutes prior to the close of day.


Prometric provides reasonable testing accommodations as set forth in the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to allow test takers 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 Testing Center at SVCC.  We will forward your documentation to Prometric for approval and to help determine the necessary testing arrangements.  Thirty business days advance notice is required for all testing arrangements.

Steps to Take the Exam

  1. Call SVCC Testing Center at (815)835-6530 to schedule your appointment.
  2. Pay $25 testing proctoring fee in the SVCC Business Office.
  3. Bring your valid photo ID, DSST site code, receipt from the SVCC Business Office, and a credit card to your appointment.
  4. The SVCC Testing Center staff will walk you through the exam payment process before you begin your exam.

Exam Fees

$85 paid directly to DSST and $25 cash paid to the SVCC Testing Center

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