Student Services Available at BHSU-RC

Black Hills State University - Rapid City offers a variety of services to students.

We're here to help you pursue your educational and career goals.

BHSU - RC Disability Services

BHSU - RC Contact

Valeriah Big Eagle



Main Campus Contacts

BHSU Main Campus

Jen Lucero


DSU Main Campus

Keith Bundy


NSU Main Campus

Doris Stusiak


SDSM&T Main Campus



SDSU Main Campus

Nancy Crooks


USD Main Campus

Ernetta Fox


Library Services

BHSU-RC does not have on-site library facilities. However, students can access resources at their home school’s library.

Interlibrary Loans

Inter-Library Loan (ILL) is a borrowing system designed by universities to allow students the ability to conduct quality research, even if the materials are unavailable to them at their home library. At BHSU-RC this program serves a critical function. If the book you need for your paper or research project is at one of the main campuses that is not your home school, you have the ability to reserve that book even if you are not a student at that institution.

Testing Services

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 Regents 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 South Dakota Board of Regents system. It is the students’ responsibility to notify their professor when they plan to take their test so the professor/university can send the testing information in a timely matter. Request for testing from students of universities not associated with the South Dakota Board of Regents system will be accepted on availability and assessed a $30.00 charge per exam. Active military duty (reserves, guards, and dependents) will be charged a $15.00 fee per exam. In class proctors will not be available.

BHSU-Rapid City offers test proctoring services for:

  • Students enrolled in distance learning/online/hybrid/DDN programs with the South Dakota Board of Regents system (no charge).
  • Students needing accommodations for ADA testing environments (no charge).
  • Non-SD BOR Universities based on availability ($30.00) – Active military personnel (reserves, guards, and dependents of active military; $15.00 charge).
  • Accuplacer standardized testing (1st time free if required for placement, re-take $18.00 per).


  • City of Rapid City Exams
  • Residential, Electrical, Gas, Roofing: ALL Paper exams (Electrical exams have a 3 hour limit, all others are not timed)
  • Reference materials need to be brought in by the tester; Testing Center does not provide reference materials, other than the 2009 IRC. Any books, notes, or even kindles for reference materials are allowed.
  • All exams are $30.00 (cash, check, debit/credit)
  • Must have the authorization form with them to test. If not they need to reschedule the exam.


  • Schedule the exam according to the directions below

Location and Hours

The testing center is located within the administrative offices, room 114P. Spring 2017 testing hours will be as follows:

Monday-Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday-Friday: 9:00am - 7:00pm

To schedule an exam date/time:

1. Proctor forms must be obtained by the student from the course professor and completed early in the semester to ensure the appropriate exam is delivered to the Testing Center.

2. After the proctor form has been approved by the course professor, the student is responsible for scheduling a testing appointment and confirming at least one business day in advance; failure to do so will not guarantee a testing station and “walk-ins” will not be accepted.** Failure to show up within 30 minutes of your scheduled testing time will forfeit your testing appointment.**

3. Email to make an appointment using the following information: or call 605-718-4193 for questions.

4. If you need to have anything sent via US Mail, the mailing address is:

BHSU-Rapid City Testing Center
PO Box 250
Rapid City, SD 57709

BHSU-Rapid City does not administer the CLEP or GMAT testing. Black Hills State University (Spearfish) and the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (Rapid City) do administer the CLEP. Information on the GMAT can be found HERE.

Entrance Exams

BHSU-RC offers both undergraduate and graduate entrance exams:

Accuplacer Placement Testing

The ACCUPLACER testing system is an internet-delivered assessment program that also uses self-paced modules allowing students to work at their own speed and comfort level. ACCUPLACER provides immediate scoring and can be equated with ACT scores. The ACCUPLACER test does not have a time limit and the scores do not affect admission. Most student take about 20-40 minutes per section. The Regental universities operate the ACCUPLACER testing system under a site license agreement with College Board.

This measure is required of all entering students who have not submitted ACT results (within the past 5 years) for placement purposes. STUDENTS MUST BE ACCEPTED INTO A SPECIFIC UNIVERSITY BEFORE ACCUPLACER CAN BE ADMINISTERED. Students wishing to challenge their course placement based on ACT scores can also take the ACCUPLACER ($18.00 PER TEST). Students requesting this service for an outside BOR University will be charged $30.00.

Please contact (605-718-4193) to schedule an entrance exam.

Tutoring Services

Tutoring services are available at BHSU-RC in the Tutoring Center- Room 100.

Tutoring times and subjects change every semester based on the availability of those who tutor.

Spring 2018 Tutor Schedule


By Appointment


Monday 9:00 - 12:00pm | 3:15 - 7:15pm


Tuesday 10:00 - 2:00pm


Wednesday 3:15 - 7:15pm


Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm


Monday 3:00 - 7:00pm


Tuesday 3:00 - 7:00pm


Wednesday 3:00 - 7:00pm


Thursday by Appointment


Friday by Appointment

Information specific to tutoring services in a given semester can be obtained by calling (605-718-4193) or email

There is no need to schedule an appointment to meet with the tutors, however there is a possibility that we can accommodate students if the posted times do not work.

Another source of assistance for Rapid City students is the BHSU Writing Center. While located in Spearfish, the BHSU Writing Center provides tutoring services for students who are not on campus. Information relative to distance services can be found HERE.