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North Complex Commons
USD Testing Center
North Commons 107
GPS Only Address: 750 N. Plum St.
Vermillion, SD 57069


The USD Testing Center has moved to North Commons, room 107.




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


 Change to College Composition CLEP Credit

Students enrolling during the Summer of 2021 or Fall of 2021 may earn credit for ENGL 101 & 201 if they obtain the established cutoff score for the College Composition CLEP exam.  Enrolled students taking the CLEP College Composition exam in Spring 2022 and beyond may earn credit in only ENGL 101.



Testing Center Hours

The USD Testing Center will be closed on all observed USD, state and federal holidays and holiday weekends. Testing Center hours are subject to change without notice.

Fall and Spring Semester:

Testing Center in Vermillion:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Please call (605)658-6143 to verify the testing center is open as we are closed on all holiday weekends)

Summer Hours (May - August):

Testing Center in Vermillion:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Saturdays


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! 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, 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.

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 USD Testing Center at 605-658-6143 or email us at