DSST Exams – Free For Military

College Credit for Active Duty Military

Serving in the military, you know about dedication. You know all about responsibility and action, and how to diligently work towards creating a future for yourself. Whether you’re on active duty or a veteran, our courses can help you move into new career paths by getting you the college credits you need. See how our CLEP & DSST online courses can work for you, and get started today.


If you are in the Air Force, you use CLEP & DSST to fill gaps in your Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) or Air University degree!

Dantes Standardized Subject Test for Military

The Process

Sign Up

Choose the exam and your subscription plan.

Start Studying

Work on getting your progress bar to 90%

Take Your Test

At a testing center or online.

Earn Credit

Transfer credit to your college.

Active duty military test for free - DSST & CLEP

Active Duty Military?
Take The CLEP or DSST For Free

DANTES provides upfront funding of CLEP & DSST test fees, for the first attempt on all exam titles, for eligible military members. Military members who retest should use the civilian test registration procedures to pay for test costs, as DANTES does not pay for retesting.

Who Qualifies?

Active Duty

All Others

The Details​

If you or your spouse fit this criteria, you can take your first attempt at passing a DSST or  CLEP course for free. This means that your first time taking an exam is free. If you do not pass your exam,  you can take the exam again, but it will not be funded — you’ll have to pay out of pocket.

No Exam Fee

If you test at an off-base, non-fully funded test center, your exam fee will be covered. You might be subject to paying on your own for any administration fees.

No Exam or Administration Fee

If you’re testing at an on-base or off-base, fully funded test center, your exam and administration fees will be paid for.

Want more information on how military funding for CLEP or DSST courses online works? Visit this page to learn more.

Military Take the DSST test For Free

How It Works

Military Family Benefits

Information for Veterans, Dependents, and Spouses

There are a number of people who might not qualify for the free funding that active-duty military members receive.

Those who cannot receive DANTES-based funding include:

  • Veterans
  • Children or other dependents of active duty military
  • Spouses or Air and Army National Guard, as well as Air Force and Army Reserves
  • Spouses of Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy, and Navy Reserve active duty military members
  • Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce personnel
  • Coast Guard inactive Guard, or Reserve

Even though you might not qualify for funding for your first test, fear not! 

You will still save so much money and time by getting credits by passing your CLEP or DSST exam.

I used your product for Sociology, the fewer number of questions was easier for me to reach over the 90% complete mark while still allowing me to actually learn the subject. I passed with a score of 62. Basically I learned Sociology in a week’s time for a few dollars.”

Chris R.

Why Chose DSSTPrep?

Save Time

Courses are set at your own pace, on your own time. You can breeze through DSST courses online much faster than having to attend a class for several hours a week for months at a time.

Save Money

Students who used DSSTPrep could potentially save $1,713.38 or more per course. You can join DSSTPrep and spend about $30 a month versus thousands!

No Impact on GPA

CLEP & DSST exams do not impact your GPA.

Your GPA Won’t Be Affected

When you pass a college class, this doesn’t say a whole lot. After all, you could have gotten a C, or even a D, and still obtained the course credits. While this does result in you getting the necessary credits, that low grade will negatively impact your GPA. This can affect you for applying to future schools, industry-specific programs (such as education or business), and even certain jobs who take the GPA of potential candidates into consideration.

By taking DSST courses online, you can pass the test and get the college credits, and it will have no impact on your GPA. Even if you just barely pass the test (though we’re confident that with our course help, this won’t be the case), you’ll get the credits and your GPA won’t take a hit

You’ll Save Money Down the Road

Lawyers, nurses, doctors, teachers, speech pathologists, and any other job that requires additional certification and/or schooling have to spend some pretty big bucks to qualify for a position. Tests like the bar or the MCAT often cost more than the price of a CLEP course and subsequent exam. If you save money now that would otherwise need to be spent on college tuition, those are savings that could make a huge difference later on in your academic path.

Did we mention you won’t have to pay for those outrageously expensive textbooks? Not having to purchase textbooks could save you thousands of dollars alone.

You Set Your Schedule

Attending college courses means you have to show up to class on the school’s or the professor’s time. At best, this means rolling out of your bed on campus and walking or biking to class. At worst, this means having to drive through traffic and find parking, all to get to your course on time. And if you happen to hit rush hour traffic on an important class day and end up missing out on essential notes, this won’t be setting you up for success.

By taking DSST courses online with DSSTyPrep, you can decide exactly when to fit your academics into your schedule. This amount of flexibility is why so many have chosen to take on DSST courses, because you get to operate on your own time. Tuesday night looking like a perfect night to study? Saturday morning at the library calling your name? Whatever floats your boat! Except for exam day when you have to go to a testing center, you’re in charge when you start with DSSTPrep.

You Can Jumpstart Your Career

If you’re out of the military and are ready to go to college, chances are you’ll be one of the older freshmen on campus. This is not a problem whatsoever, but your priorities are likely a little different. You’ve already been out of the house, and you’re ready to start your career. You can attend a college for the next 4-5 years (longer if you’re looking to enter job fields that require more schooling), or you can take courses through DSSTPrep and cut back on that time by quite a bit.

You’ll know which academic track is best for you, but if you’re looking to jumpstart your career and get ahead with your academics (while saving money!), DSSTPrep is your best bet. Plus, anyone with families to support will appreciate being able to spend more time at home with their loved ones instead of having to trek across campus for several years.

You’ll Study With a Method That Works

In what world do you take college exams when you’re ready for them? You guessed it — whereas traditional schools are famous for their end-of-semester exam days, SpeedyPrep doesn’t force you to take any test until you’re ready. In fact, you aren’t eligible for the CLEP until you reach 90% of your course progress.

You’ll Study With a Method That Works

Your service and dedication to this country mean everything. They’ve gotten you incredibly far in life, and set you up for success with the skills and talents you need to continue to thrive. With DSSTPrep, your academic path might just be beginning, but it will get you the essential start you need to do well. Save on time, money, and scheduling by enrolling in one of DSST courses online, and see how DSSTPrep can make all the difference in your academic experience, your career, and your future as a whole.

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