Standardized Testing and COMPASS Testing

Most students who come to the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will need to take the COMPASS placement test.  In the video below, SDSM&T Director of Testing, Dr. Pat Beu, explains the testing process and why the test is so important.  More COMPASS information is available below.



COMPASS Resources

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Test Contacts and Links

Test

Contact Person

National Link

Advanced Placement

Suzi Aadland

www.collegeboard.com/ap

American College Test (ACT)

Darrell Sawyer

www.act.org

College Level Examination Program

Suzi Aadland

www.collegeboard.com/clep

Graduate Record Exam  

www.gre.org

Institutional Credit by Examination   www.hcnet.org/cgi-bin/global/a_bus_card.cgi?SiteID=314408
Law School Admission Test Pat Beu www.home-lsat.com/program
Medical College Admission Test   www.aamc.org/students/mcat/start.htm

Secondary School Admission Test

Toni Schauer

www.ssat.org

Standardized Achievement Test (SAT)

Cassie Schweigerdt

www.collegeboard.com/sat/html/students/indx001.html

 

SDSM&T department that require the GRE

Atmospheric Sciences

Required

Optional

Atmospheric, Environmental, & Water Resources

Required

All applicants

Computer Science

Required

All applicants

Electrical Engineering

Required

All applicants who are (or will be) graduates of programs not accredited by ABET

Geology & Geological Engineering

Required

All applicants

Materials Engineering & Science

Required

All applicants for PhD and encouraged for MS

Mechanical Engineering

Required

All applicants who are (or will be) graduates of programs not accredited by ABET

Paleontology

Required

All applicants