Placement Testing - Next-Generation ACCUPLACER

What is the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER?

How do I prepare?

How do I register for Next-Generation ACCUPLACER?

  • Contact the Tutoring and Testing Coordinator ( or call (605) 394-2428 to make an appointment to take Next-Generation ACCUPLACER.

TEST Location Options?

  • Next-Generation ACCUPLACER at a test site – For your convenience, you are allowed to test at any of the SDBOR (South Dakota Board of Regents schools). Please inform me if you intend to test at any one of the SDBOR  schools and it will be my pleasure to get you connected with the proper test administrator.

  • SDBOR Schools:  Black Hills State University, Dakota State University, Northern State University, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, South Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota.

  • Next-Generation ACCUPLACER with a proctor – For these exams, you can find a qualified proctor at your high school, your community library or a college or university testing center. You can email for the necessary forms to start the process of setting the proctor up in our system.  

  • Next-Generation ACCUPLACER at home – You can complete the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER testing on your own at home through the use of an online proctoring system. The online proctoring system is available 24/7 and the cost is $25. Technical requirements are available here.

  • Please let us know which testing option you decide to utilize. If you have any questions or will not be able to complete the testing, please contact our office at

Testing at Mines

Need placement testing help or information?
Contact Lisa Carlson  

TLC (Tech Learning Center)
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
501 E. St. Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD  57701-3995 

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