All students must have current ACT scores and/or COMPASS scores for placement into English, reading, and mathematics courses. It is recommended that these be taken before initial registration.
Students who take the COMPASS tests(s) but are not enrolling at NSU or another South Dakota Board of Regents institution will be charged in accordance with the current mandatory fee structure.
Students are allowed to challenge their ACT or COMPASS placement one time only at the current mandated fee.
COMPASS Sample Questions
COMPASS/ACT Concordance Table (for placement scores)