Defense Activity For Non-traditional Education Support

Montana State University Billings offers credit for successful performance on selected DANTES subject standardized tests. The DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs) enable you to obtain college credit for what you have learned on the job, through self-study, personal interest, correspondence courses or by any other means.  

DANTES is used by colleges and universities to award college credit to students who demonstrate that they know as much as students completing an equivalent college course. It is a cost-efficient, timesaving way for students to use their knowledge to accomplish their educational goals. Start with the DANTES registration form available from City College Library/Testing Center.


Enrolled MSU Billings students will receive credit and a grade of “P” for test scores meeting the department standards. Students must first submit official test results to Admissions and follow the procedure for Accelerated Course Work in the MSU Billings General Bulletin.


Qualifying scores will be entered on the transcript with a grade of “P” and the number of credits. No record of unsuccessful DANTES testing will be entered on a transcript.

To Register:

Please call the City College Library and Testing Center at 406-247-3025 for available times/dates and specific pricing information.

Algebra, College Course: M 121

3 credits

Algebra, Intermed College Course: M 095 3 credits
Am Lit, Survey Course: Lit 110 3 credits
Am Lit II, Survey Course: Lit 110 3 credits
Art of the Western World Course: Arth 160 3 credits
Bus, Intro to Course: Bus 101 3 credits
Bus Law I Course: Bus 205 3 credits
Calculus I Course: M 171 4 credits
Chem I, College Course: Chmy 121 3 credits
Ed Psych Course: Edu 221 3 credits
Eng Lit, Survey Course: Lit 110 3 credits
Geography Course: Gphy 111 3 credits
Geog, Human/Cultural Course: Gphy 141 3 credits
Geology I Course: Geo 101 3 credits
Geology, Physical Course: Geo 101 3 credits
Hist of West Civ to 1500 Course: Hstr 101 3 credits
Hist of West Civ since 1500 Course: Hstr 102 3 credits
Physics I, College Course: Phsyx 205 3 credits
Psych of Adjustment Course: Phsyx 231 3 credits
Public Speaking Course: Comt 130 3 credits
Statistics, Basic Course: Stat 141 3 credits
Stats, Principles Course: Stat 141 3 credits
Trigonometry Course: M 151 3 credits