BRCC grants credit for DSST/DANTES Exams, Military Service Training, and ROTC Cadet Initial Entry Training.  Courses and skills must be equivalent to BRCC courses and will be determined by the student’s plan of study at BRCC. Military credit in career or technical areas that are five or more years old must be approved by the appropriate dean. 

DSST/DANTES Exams

BRCC awards credit for successful completion of the following DSST (Formerly DANTES) examinations based upon the American Council of Education (ACE) recommendations for award of credit. Credit will be granted for a score of “400” or higher on examinations applicable to program requirements.

To request college credit for DSST scores, follow the steps below:

  • Order an official transcript from GetCollegeCredit.com, click here.
  • Send the official transcripts to:
Blue Ridge Community College
Office of Admissions and Records
One College Lane
PO Box 80
Weyers Cave, VA  24486

Request an evaluation from the Registrar by completing the Transcript Evaluation Request Form here.

Business

DSST Exam

BRCC Equivalent

ACE Recommended Score¹

Semester Hours

Business MathematicsMTH 1324003
Principles of Financial Accounting*ACC 2114003
Human Resource ManagementBUS 2054003
Introduction to BusinessBUS 1004003
Personal FinanceFIN 1074003
Principles of FinanceFIN 2154003
Business Law II*BUS 2414003
Principles of SupervisionBUS 1184003

Humanities

DSST Exam

BRCC Equivalent

ACE Recommended Score¹

Semester Hours

Introduction to World ReligionsREL 2304003
Principles of Advanced English CompositionENG 1114003
Principles of Public SpeakingCST 1104003

Math

DSST Exam

BRCC Equivalent

ACE Recommended Score¹

Semester Hours

Principles of StatisticsMTH 2454003

Social Sciences

DSST Exam

BRCC Equivalent

ACE Recommended Score¹

Semester Hours

History of the Vietnam WarHIS 2774003
Art of the Western WorldART 1014003
Criminal JusticeADJ 1004003
Human/Cultural GeographyGEO 2104003
Introduction to Law EnforcementADJ 1104003
Lifespan Development PsychologyPSY 2304003
Substance Abuse (formerly Drug and Alcohol Abuse)HLT 121 & 1224004
The Civil War and ReconstructionHIS 2694003

Technology 

DSST Exam

BRCC Equivalent

ACE Recommended Score¹

Semester Hours

Computer and Information Technology (formerly Introduction to Computing)ITE 1204003
Fundamentals of CybersecurityITN 2604003
Technical WritingENG 1154003


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The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated the DSST test development process and content of the exams.  Scores are based on exams completed in 2008 and later.  For historic ACE recommended credit-granting scores, visit the ACE Credit website.

*As of December 31, 2014, DSST Testing centers will no longer offer these exams.

Military Service Training

BRCC grants credit for successful completion of military service training based upon the American Council of Education (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services recommendations for award of credit.  To receive credit for military service training, students must submit an official Military Transcript to the Office of Admissions and Records.  Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard collectively house records for enlisted personnel on the Joint Services Transcript (JST)  Air Force transcripts can be obtained from The Air University (AU).  Unofficial copies of transcripts will not be accepted.  To request college credit for Military Training, please contact Veterans@brcc.edu.     

ROTC Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET)

Students who can document successful completion of the Army ROTC Cadet Initial Entry Training Program (Basic Camp) may receive credit for MSC 111, Introduction to Army ROTC (1 credit) and MSC 112, Introduction to Leadership (1 credit), and two (2) credits of MSC 196, On-site Training.  To request college credit for CIET Training, please contact Registrar@brcc.edu.