Testing Services

The University Center-Rapid City offers test proctoring services in room 114p for:

  • Students enrolled in distance learning/online programs with the South Dakota Board of Regental system (no charge).
  • Students needing accommodations for ADA testing environments (no charge).
  • Standardized testing (1st time free, re-take $17.00 per exam).
  • Non-BOR Universities based on availability ($30.00 per exam).

Standardized tests that are administered at the University Center include:

Compass Placement Testing:

This is a comprehensive, computerized assessment and diagnostic system that places students into appropriate college math and writing courses. This measure is required of all entering students who have not submitted ACT results (within the past 5 years) for admission purposes. STUDENTS MUST BE ACCEPTED INTO A SPECIFIC UNIVERSITY BEFORE COMPASS CAN BE ADMINISTERED. Students wishing to challenge their course placement based on ACT scores can also take the COMPASS ($17.00 PER TEST). Students requesting this service for an outside BOR University will be charged $30.00.

The MAT (Miller Analogies Test):

The MAT is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies. Performance on the MAT is designed to reflect candidates’ analytical thinking, an ability that is critical for success in both graduate school and professional life. Through analogies with content from various academic subjects, MAT scores help graduate schools identify candidates whose knowledge and abilities go beyond mere memorizing and repeating information. The analytical skills measured by the MAT are key to success in graduate school and are highly valued by graduate program. This test is timed at exactly 60 minutes. Student must provide Social Security Number and picture ID at the time of the test. The service cost is $70.00 for this test payable by check (made out to USD) or cash.

Test Proctoring Services:

On-line Course Testing Procedures:

Our goal is to provide a quiet space for testing that meets the needs of students who are taking on-line courses from the South Dakota Board of Regental System, as well as providing the confidentiality faculty require for the integrity of their exams. This service is FREE of charge if the exam is associated with the SD BOR. Non-Board of Regents Universities may use the UC-RC testing center for proctoring services and will be assessed a $30.00 charge PER EXAM.

Active military discount will be ½ price ($15.00).

Note to Faculty: Make-up exams may NOT be given at the UC-RC Testing Center. Full-time faculty and adjunct faculty housed at the University Center are responsible for administering their own make-up exams. Additionally, in-class proctors will not be provided.

A deadline date, name of student AND professor, class name, allotted testing time, and return instructions must be included on all testing materials. Expired exams will be returned to the instructor and students who have not scheduled an appointment by the deadline date will need to contact the instructor for alternative testing procedures. NEVER leave exams unattended.

Students requiring special accommodations should contact the Student Success Advisor: Hilary Hammond, room 114P, 718-4193, or e-mail Hilary.Hammond@bhsu.edu.

To schedule an exam date/time:

  1. Proctor forms must be obtained from the course professor and completed early in the semester to ensure the appropriate exam is delivered to the UC-RC Testing Center.
  2. After the proctor form has been approved by the course professor, the student is responsible for making a testing appointment 24 hours in advance; failure to do so will not guarantee a testing station and “walk-ins” will NOT be accepted.**

**NOTE: Every semester our testing facility is overwhelmed for midterms and finals; space and staff are limited, please schedule appropriately.

Please call or e-mail Hilary to make an appointment (see proctor information below).

Test Proctor: Hilary Hammond, M.Ed.
Email: Hilary.Hammond@bhsu.edu

Rapid City University Center
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 250 Rapid City, SD 57709
Physical Address: 4300 Cheyenne Blvd. Room 114p
Phone: 605-718-4193
Fax: 605-718-4021


Monday 7:30am – 1:30pm (Office closing at 3:00pm)
Tuesday - Thursday 8:00am – 2:30pm (Office closing at 4:00pm)
Friday 8:00am – 7:00pm (Office closing at 9:00pm)
Saturday 10:00am – 12:00 (Office closing at 2:00pm)

The UC-RC Testing Center does not administer the CLEP exam. Black Hills State University (Spearfish) and the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (Rapid City) do administer the CLEP. The UC-RC Testing Center does not administer GMAT testing services.