Placement Testing - ACCUPLACER

Placement testing at SD Mines is handled by ACCPLACER.

What is the ACCUPLACER?

How do I prepare?

How do I register for ACCUPLACER?

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

TEST Location Options?

  • ACCUPLACER at a test site – For your convenience, you are allowed to test at any of the SDBOR 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.

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

  • ACCUPLACER at home – You can complete the 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 at

  • 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 605-394 2428 or

Testing at Mines

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

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

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