The Testing Center at the University of South Dakota provides a variety of testing services for on-campus, off-campus and distance students:

Testing Center Hours: 

Summer Hours (May 11th - August 21st, 2015):

Testing Center in Vermillion, SD:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Fall and Spring Semester:

Testing Center in Vermillion, SD:
Monday - Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

CLEP, LTI, EMPCO, and ACT Residual Testing Hours:
Monday - Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:  The Testing Center is located in McKusick Room 201.

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How to Schedule an Appointment:

The USD Testing Center is making scheduling an exam easier, with a NEW online appointment scheduler called RegisterBlast. To schedule your exams, please go to Register Now.

RegisterBlast will take the guesswork out of scheduling and allow you to schedule your own appointment any time of the day or night. However, all exams will need to be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance, otherwise RegisterBlast will not allow you to schedule your appointment.

Here is a video to show how easy it is to Schedule and Reschedule an appointment.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at, call us at 605-658-6143, or stop by in person.

Photo ID: 

Remember to bring your photo ID.  Students without a photo ID will not be permitted to take the test.  On campus students may have a teacher come with them to the Testing Center to vouch for their identity.

Acceptable Photo ID:

  • Student ID
  • Driver's License or government issued ID card
  • Passport

On Campus Courses:

On campus courses MATH 095 and MATH 102 do not require a scheduled appointment. However, if you would like to reserve a spot, you are welcome to do so. Give yourself at least an hour or more to take the test. Please do not come in less than fifty minutes before closing.

Prohibited Items:

Prohibited Items must be stored in your bag or with the proctor.

They Include:

  • Cell phones and any other electronic devices
  • Food and drink
  • Notes (unless specifically allowed by your instructor)
  • Textbooks
  • Dictionaries and other aids
  • All watches

Other Testing Center Locations:

University Center - Rapid City: 605-718-4193

University Center - Sioux Falls: 866-220-7085 & 605-367-5989

Capital University Center - Pierre: 605-773-2160

Questions?  Please call the Division of Continuing and Distance Education at 1-800-233-7937 or e-mail us at