First on-site DSST testing center opens at Ashford University

Ashford University, in collaboration with the DANTES Subject Standard Tests (DSST) program, announced it will open its first ever on-site testing center at its San Diego-Sunroad headquarters.

Ashford University will soon offer, for the first time, prior learning assessment tests at its San Diego-Sunroad headquarters. 

The tests are being made available through a partnership with the nationally recognized DANTES Subject Standard Tests (DSST) program. The center, slated to open July 30, will offer DSST prior learning assessments, previously known as the DANTES test. The tests will include more than 30 college subjects, including business, math and social sciences, and will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday.

“Ashford University is excited to offer a new testing service to students and the local community,” Heather Albin, Ashford University strategy manager for military and veteran services, said. “Ashford’s DSST testing center will be a good addition to the list of services the university already provides to its students, military service members and those affiliated with the military.”

Testing fees may covered for active duty military, select spouses and some military civilian employees. The Veterans Administration may reimburse the exam costs to veterans who complete the testing.

The DSST program allows students college credit for participating in educational opportunities outside of the traditional classroom and is approved by the American Council on Education (ACE). Work and educational experience that can be applied to the DSST test is military service, independent study and on-the-job training. Go to to schedule a testing appointment.

The San Diego-Sunroad headquarters are located at 8620 Spectrum Center Blvd., San Diego.

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