Proficiency Exam: The South Dakota Board of Regents Proficiency Exam tests your foundational college skills after 48 credit hours for bachelor degree-seeking students or 32 credit hours for associate degree-seeking students. Tests are required in writing, mathematics, reading, and science.
This mandatory exam will help your professors determine how well your education compares to the education provided at other institutions. The faculty will study the results for students as a group to confirm program strengths and identify areas that need to be strengthened.
Be sure to treat the exam seriously, and try to do your very best on each of the modules. Your individual report will be accessible only to university personnel with a need to know. Your report will allow you to compare your performance to groups of other students at your school and around the country.
This exam offers an opportunity to discover how much you have learned in selected skill areas, which should give you insight about your education thus far. How you do on the exam can be an indicator of how ready you are to function well in society and to perform upper-level college work.
If you're scheduled to sit for this test, please check your campus mail and/or local mailbox, campus email, or What's Up, and monitor NSU-TV and posted signs for scheduled dates and times. If you stay on top of your campus communications, you will be aware of changes to the schedule.
Review Sessions: The University College offers workshops with practice tests to help you prepare for the proficiency exam. Attending one of these workshops is mandatory!
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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|Spring 2013 Proficiency Exam Schedule
**Eligible students will be notified**
Spring 2013 Exam Review Sessions
**Testers must attend one**