Placement Testing - Next-Generation ACCUPLACER

What is the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER?

  • Next-Generation ACCUPLACER is an academic placement test.  Your scores are used to determine course placement in Math and Writing.    
  • Next-Generation ACCUPLACER tests use a multiple-choice format.  
  • Find other answers to questions you might have at our Next-Generation ACCUPLACER FAQ page.  

    How do I register for Next-Generation ACCUPLACER?

    • After the Admissions or Registrar's Office determines that testing is necessary, contact the Testing Advisor ( to make an appointment to take Next-Generation ACCUPLACER. For students taking this exam for admissions/placement purposes, there is no charge. 

    TEST Location Options

    • You can complete the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER testing either in-person at the SDSMT Testing center or through Zoom with the SDSMT Testing Advisor. 

    Testing at Mines

    Need placement testing help or information?
    Contact Susan Satter  

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

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