Exams and Testing

The SD Mines Student Success Center is ready to help you find academic and other resources to make you a more successful student.

Final Exams

Final Exams

Final exam schedules are set in advance, so that you can plan ahead by checking the final schedules for the courses you intend to take in the coming semesters.


Common Exam

Common Exams

The 'common exam' is an exam that is given simultaneously to several sections of a multiple section course.  Designated periods for 'common exams' are 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 7:00 am - 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.

Visit our Admissions website for more about placement testing for Math and English, including information about ACCUPLACER placement testing.
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CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) offers students the opportunity to obtain a limited number of credits toward your college degree requirements.
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SD Mines is Pearson VUE test site for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, also known as NCEES, and the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).
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The School of Mines Testing Center (TLC) offers its services to students and members of the community as a "test proctoring site" for SD Mines and other school’s tests.
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Other Tests



Exams & Testing

Need Testing or Tutoring help or information?
Contact Tom Mahon
Tutoring and Testing Coordinator
(605) 394-2428

TLC (SD Mines Testing Center)

Lower Level Devereaux Library
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
501 E. St. Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD  57701-3995