DANTES (Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support) are standardized tests available to all military personnel. The appropriate instructional dean approves the subjects for academic credit.

  1. Students must score at the 50th percentile or above on the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs) to be eligible for academic credit.
  2. DANTES scores must be submitted during a student’s first semester of enrollment at KCKCC. Test scores over twoyears old are evaluated on an individual basis.
  3. Academic credit is posted on student transcripts by the College’s course number with a notation that DANTES credit was earned. A grade of CR indicates academic credit was awarded for the course.
  4. Students can accumulate a total of 15 hours of credit through the DANTES program. No DANTES exam earns more than five (5) academic hours of credit.
  5. Students awarded credit hours through the DANTES program are not charged for tuition and fees at KCKCC. They are only required to pay those costs charged by the Educational Testing Service to take the exam(s).
  6. No academic credit is granted to students who take DANTES exams in Composition I and Composition II.