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 - August):

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 - Thusday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

CLEP, LTI, EMPCO, and ACT Residual Testing Hours:
CLEP: Monday - Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
EMPCO: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.
LTI: Contact the Testing Center directly for arrangements
ACT Residual: Contact the Testing Center directly for arrangements

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

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How to Schedule an Appointment:

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

Every student, is required to schedule an appointment. We suggest scheduling your appointment on RegisterBlast a minimum of 24hrs in advance and sooner for midterms and finals! However, if registration is full for your requested time, you may personally come to the testing center to sign in as a walk in once a seat becomes available. Walk in’s are not guaranteed to be able to test! The latest a student will be allowed to begin an exam is one hour prior to close or the length of their exam if less. Students will be reminded at that time what time the testing center closes and the student must be confident they will be completed with their exam by the end of business or will be asked to reschedule.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at testingcenter@usd.edu, 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

Prohibited Items:

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

They Include:

  • Cell phones and any other Electronic Devices
  • All Watches and Fitness Trackers
  • Backpacks, Handbags, and Briefcases
  • Books, Notebooks and USB drives
  • Notes (unless specifically allowed by your instructor)
  • Dictionaries or Translators
  • Weapons and Firearms

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