Testing Center

Northern State University offers information about and assistance with a wide variety of tests.

 

Location: Williams Library 154A

Phone: 605-626-2029

Email: nsuproctor@northern.edu

Hours: 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M T W F (no Thursdays)

Exam start times: 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

 

Tests Available at Northern

Northern administers these tests on campus:

Northern does not administer the LSAT, MCAT, GRE, GMAT, or GED. For information on these tests, see GED (below) or GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT.

Testing Resources

Library Subject Guides Testing Resources offers resources to help you prepare for successful testing, including:

  • Test prep websites
  • Test registration links
  • Test prep library books with strategies, exercises and more
  • Testing accommodations available at Northern

 

GED

Take the GED

Contact the Cornerstones Career Learning Center at 605-626-2298.

Get GED Records

Contact the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation at 605-773-3101 or visit South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation High School Equivalency - GED.
 

 

Test Proctoring

Northern provides proctor services for tests that require a secure testing environment. Please visit Proctoring.

 

Language Placement

Northern offers language placement tests to help ensure you enroll in language classes appropriate for your experience level. Visit Language Placement Testing.

 

ACT

The national ACT test is given on campus approximately six times a year. To register, contact your local high school counselor or log on to actstudent.org

Residual ACT

Students enrolling at Northern who missed the national test dates can schedule a residual ACT by contacting the Testing Center at 605-626-2029 or emailing nsuproctor@northern.edu.

Students interested in residual testing do not have to complete a registration form or register online. Score reports from residual ACT tests are only valid at Northern, and will not transfer to another institution.

 

SAT

The National SAT test is given on campus approximately four times a year. To register, contact your local high school counselor or log on to SAT Registration | College Board

 

CLEP

CLEP testing is scheduled by appointment throughout the school year. Information regarding exams, testing centers and more can be found at collegeboard.com/clep. Northern is an open testing center, which means any student may test, even if they're not enrolled at Northern. 

Schedule an appointment online or contact the Testing Center at 605-626-2029 or nsuproctor@northern.edu.

 

ACCUPLACER

ACCUPLACER placement tests comprise three separate exams: writing, math, and reading. Students who take the ACCUPLACER test(s) but are not enrolling at NSU or another South Dakota Board of Regents institution will be charged according to the current mandatory fee structure. Students are allowed to challenge the ACT or ACCUPLACER placement once per semester at the current mandated fee. 

Schedule an appointment online or contact the Testing Center at 605-626-2029 or nsuproctor@northern.edu.

 

PRAXIS

The Praxis core consists of reading (5712), writing (5722), and math (5732). Praxis II (content and PLT) information can be found at https://ets.org/praxis/register. Northern administers the Praxis Core and Praxis II exams via computer. 

For registration information, contact Northern's School of Education at 605-626-2415. 

 

TOEFL iBT

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) tests English speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  Information (including testing dates) can be found at ets.org/toefl.

 

GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT

Northern does not administer the GRE, GMAT, MCAT or LSAT. Testing information is available below:

 

NSU Exit Exams

All baccalaureate candidates must complete the appropriate exit exam(s) in their major field(s) of study. Testing should take place in the student's final semester to ensure that relevant material covered on the test will have been covered in coursework. For more information, current students may visit myNSU; visit Assessment; or contact Brenda Mammenga, institutional research and assessment director, at 605-626-2433 or brenda.mammenga@northern.edu.