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DSST Environmental Science or DSST Astronomy?
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Any thoughts on the level of difficulty of the two above tests - I need to take 1 of them for the gap in my LL credits? I have a fairly broad general knowledge, but I was leaning towards Environmental Science as something more applicable to everyday life.
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Astronomy is a pretty difficult test. Unless you already have a lot of knowledge in that area, I wouldn't pick it.
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If you DO decide on Astronomy, Crash Course Astronomy on Youtube is an excellent source of study.
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(02-06-2020, 04:54 PM)ninod Wrote: Any thoughts on the level of difficulty of the two above tests - I need to take 1 of them for the gap in my LL credits? I have a fairly broad general knowledge, but I was leaning towards Environmental Science as something more applicable to everyday life.

I'm taking it tomorrow. I'll reply here and in the DSST thread how I did and how difficult I thought it was. I have been studying with Mastering the DSST Vol. II (which has the ES section), from a study section in another thread, and SDC (I'm also taking classes through them.)
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(02-06-2020, 04:54 PM)ninod Wrote: Any thoughts on the level of difficulty of the two above tests - I need to take 1 of them for the gap in my LL credits? I have a fairly broad general knowledge, but I was leaning towards Environmental Science as something more applicable to everyday life.

I took it today and passed with a 536. I read Mastering the DSST Vol. II (Environment and Humanity) and watched a lot of SDC videos (about 6 hours worth). I wold rank it as medium or a 3 out of 5 on a hardness scale. 

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Military pass rates for both exams is 42%.

Astronomy is slightly easier and it may be easier to find resources on it.

Mastering the DSST is a must-have. They are usually spot-on as to what will be on the test. I would also add in some Quizlet flashcards to get all the terms down.
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Is DSST for anyone or one must be active duty?
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(02-20-2020, 01:52 PM)Lacedonia4 Wrote: Is DSST for anyone or one must be active duty?

Anyone can take an exam, you just have to find a testing center that is "open" rather than "limited."  Some schools are limited to their own students.  Some testing centers are limited because they're on a base.  But other than that, you should be fine.
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(02-20-2020, 02:13 PM)dfrecore Wrote:
(02-20-2020, 01:52 PM)Lacedonia4 Wrote: Is DSST for anyone or one must be active duty?

Anyone can take an exam, you just have to find a testing center that is "open" rather than "limited."  Some schools are limited to their own students.  Some testing centers are limited because they're on a base.  But other than that, you should be fine.
Thanks, I didn't know that, this opens up more options for me. I will look into it.
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