Students receive DANTES credits by ranking well on tests.

There are many ways for students to earn credits toward their degree. The most common way is to take our classes. But students can choose an alternative route and receive DANTES credits. DANTES, or Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support program is a credit-by-examination program created by the Department of Defense. It is also called DSST.


Rank in at least the 50th percentile on DANTES Subject Standardized Tests and you’ll generally receive Wingate University credit. Our DANTES guide lists specific equivalents as determined by individual departments.

Want to know more? Check in with the Office of the Registrar or check out our explanation of transfer student credit.

Exam W.U. Course Equivalent Credit Hours
Art of the Western World Fine Arts Elective 3
Astronomy Not accepted N/A
Business Ethics and Society Elective 3
Business Mathematics Not accepted N/A
Civil War and Reconstruction Advanced History Elective 3
Criminal Justice CRJ 201 3
Environment and Humanity Not accepted N/A
Ethics in America Elective 3
Foundations of Education Not accepted N/A
Fundamentals of College Algebra Not accepted N/A
Fundamentals of Counseling Psychology Elective 3
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Not accepted N/A
General Anthropology Social Science Elective 3
Health and Human Development PSYC 250 3
History of Vietnam War Advanced History Elective 3
Human/Cultural Geography GEOG 201 3
Human Resource Management MGMT 313 3
Introduction to Business BUS 101 3
Computing and Information Technology CS 110 3
Introduction to Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Elective 3
Introduction to World Religions Religious Studies Elective 3
Lifespan Developmental Psychology PSYC 250 3
Management Information Systems CS 110 3
Money and Banking Business Elective 3
Organizational Behavior MGMT 416 3
Personal Finance Not accepted N/A
Principles of Finance FINA 318 3
Principles of Physical Science I Not accepted N/A
Principles of Public Speaking COMM 101 3
Principles of Statistics MATH 209 3
Principles of Supervision MGMT 302 3
History of Soviet Union Advanced History Elective 3
Substance Abuse Not accepted N/A
Technical Writing Elective 3