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Office of Assessment & Institutional Research


Ross Norman, Assessment Director & Institutional Research Officer
Graham Hall 104
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401
Phone: 605-626-2433
Marilyn Zimmerman, Testing Coordinator
Graham Hall 105
Phone: 605-626-3290



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Proficiency Exam

Proficiency Exam: The South Dakota Board of Regents Proficiency Exam tests 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 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.


If you are an NSU student, please check myNSU (student portal) for specific information.