Exams and Testing
Final Exams and Exam Schedules
The 'common exam' is an exam that is given simultaneously to several sections of a multiple section course. Designated periods for 'common exams' are 7-9 pm on Mondays, 7-9pm on Tuesdays, and 7-7:50 am on Thursdays. Common exams are scheduled on a 'first-come, first-served basis.' Instructors wanting to schedule an exam should review the Common Exam schedule below and then email
Surbeck Scheduling to schedule an exam.
SD Mines Policy Manual Policy II-3 lists the Common Examination Scheduling instructions. The common exam period is not to be used for routine exams for a single section course.
Standardized and COMPASS Testing
Information about Standardized and COMPASS Testing, and English Proficiency, including advice on preparing, FAQs, Math Tutorial, and more.
CLEP (the College-Level Examination Program) offers students the opportunity to obtain a limited number of credits toward your college degree requirements.
CLEP information and Scores
FE (Fundamentals of Engineering, or NCEES test) and GMAT Testing
SD Mines is a
Pearson VUE site for NCEES and GMAT Testing.
CAAP Proficiency Exam at the ACT website.
Proctoring Services for SDSM&T and non-SDSM&T Tests
For more information about Testing Services, contact Thomas Mahon (
Thomas.Mahon@sdsmt.edu), Associate Registrar and Database Administrator