2024-25 Catalog


Defense Activity Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)

The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) program is a test conducted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs) measure earned achievement in specific college courses. Valencia will award credit for successfully passing the following DANTES examinations: Astronomy, Elementary German I, Elementary German II, and Introductory Anthropology.

You may use DANTES credit under the repeat course policy only in select courses and only for D or F grades. Within the guidelines of the repeat policy, all attempts for a course will be counted in your GPA until you earn a grade of C or better when only the last attempt will be counted. If you earn an acceptable DANTES score in a course in which you previously earned a D or F, the DANTES credit will be recorded and the D or F will no longer be computed in your GPA; no letter grade or quality points will be assigned for the DANTES credit.

Gordon Rule writing requirements cannot be satisfied through DANTES.