Nov. 25, 2015:  

Jefferson Community College offices will close Wednesday, November 25 at 3:00 p.m. and will re-open Monday, November 30 at 9:00 a.m. in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

DSST Testing

Jefferson is a test site for the DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST) exams. DSST is offered in 38 subjects and administered through computer-based and paper based exams. DSST exams are more career-oriented exams, compared with the CLEP, which are more academic subject-based.

To Register

  • Download and complete the Registration Form at least one week prior to the test date
  • Registration forms are accepted via fax at 315-786-2459 or by mail to:
    Jefferson Community College
    Office of Financial Services & Student Records—Jules Center
    1220 Coffeen St.
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • Administrative Fee: US $20.00 per test date. The Administrative Fee must be paid in advance to the Office of Financial Services & Student Records. Acceptable payments are Cash, Check, or Credit Card. The administration fee is non-refundable.  You will be given a receipt which you will need to bring with you on the day of the exam. 

On the Day of the Exam

  • Registration Fee: US $80.00per exam
    • Acceptable payments are Credit Card only
    • Fee will be paid on the day of the exam
  • Report to the Jules Bldg. 6- 201
  • You will need two forms of I.D. (at least one with a photo and signature)
  • You will need your receipt for the Administrative Fee
    • When you pay the administration fee, you will be given a receipt proving that you have paid the fee. You must bring this slip with you to the test.
    • If you pay over the phone, your receipt will be waiting for you at the test site.
  • Report 30 minutes prior to test time.
  • Testers are given unofficial results immediately following the exam
  • One official transcript is included in the registration fee and is sent automatically to the institution you designate

2014 Exam Dates

Tests are given at 10:00 a.m. on each test day. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.

  • April 5
  • May 10
  • June 14
  • July 12
  • August 9
  • August 23
  • September 13
  • October 18
  • November 8
  • December 13

There will be no CLEP testing January, February, March 2016 due to renovations. Sorry for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Deanna Lothrop
Testing Coordinator