DSST Practice Tests

Each year, students all over the world use DSST exams to save time and money. We’re here to help with free practice tests and study guides.

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As college costs rise, many students have begun turning to DSST exams as a secret weapon. Beyond saving significant money compared to a standard college course, DSST tests are also perfect for part-time students or those with challenging schedules. From members of the military to elite athletes to normal college students, thousands of people every year take DSST exams after self-study of the content.

DSST exams allow enterprising students self-study and skip to the final exam.

Whether you’re aiming to save some hard-earned money, accelerate your college journey, or just skip to the more advanced courses, DSST exams can completely revolutionise your college experience.

But you will want to do two things before jumping into a DSST testing room:

Study First

First, make sure you prepare properly. Official DSST pass rates show about 50% to 80% of people pass their exam (varying somewhat by title). If you want to be within the successful group, make sure to invest 20-40 hours studying for each exam.

Ask Your College Advisor

Most colleges will accept 1-3 DSST exams, and some even more, but talk with you college advisor to make sure before you take the exam. You don’t want all your studying to be for nothing!

Why Powerhouse Prep?

You’ve got lots of options when it comes to DSST test prep. Literally hundreds of websites will offer you some sort of practice questions or test overviews. So why go with Powerhouse Prep?

Well first of all, please don’t rely on Powerhouse Prep as your only study resource (yet! we’re working on more to come). For now, you’ll get the most out of Powerhouse by coming here to do a spot-check midway through studying (with our free practice exams) or to make sure you’re studying all the right topics (with our quick study guides).

But we definitely recommend you get a textbook or more detailed study program, and we’ll even recommend a few of our favorites for each exam.

DSST Exams Available

Enjoy this full list of available DSST exams. We currently have free study guides and practice quizzes available for the most popular DSST exams, and we’ll be adding more regularly.

* Exams listed below with a star currently have Powerhouse Prep study guides (click to access). More are being added regularly.

  • Physical Science

    Health and Human Development
    Environmental Science
    Principles of Physical Science I

  • Social Sciences

    A History of the Vietnam War*
    Art of the Western World
    The Civil War and Reconstruction
    Criminal Justice*
    Foundations of Education
    Fundamentals of Counseling
    General Anthropology
    Human/Cultural Geography
    Introduction to Law Enforcement
    Lifespan Developmental Psychology
    History of the Soviet Union*
    Substance Abuse*

  • Technology

    Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
    Technical Writing

How many will you pass?