The ACCUPLACER is the comprehensive, computerized assessment and diagnostic system that determines placement into appropriate college-level math, reading, and English (writing) courses. This measure is required of all entering students who have not submitted valid ACT, or comparable scores, (within the past five years) for admissions purposes. Students with no valid scores will incur no extra charge when taking the ACCUPLACER. Students wishing to challenge their valid scores or course placement may also take the ACCUPLACER. The challenge fee is $18.
The ACCUPLACER is administered at the Spearfish Campus Testing Center, located on the Lower Level of the E.Y. Library and Learning Center, Room #003, OR at the Rapid City Campus Testing Center. See below for contact information.
The COMPASS is a comprehensive, computerized assessment and diagnostic system that places students into appropriate college-level math, reading, and English (writing) courses. The COMPASS is only administered for non-South Dakota Board of Regent university students requesting Remote Testing. The standard proctor fee is assessed for remote COMPASS Testing.
Placement through ACCUPLACER: All students who do not have valid scores (ACT, SAT, Placement) or who have scores (ACT, SAT, Placement) older than five years must take the ACCUPLACER Exam. Students may either contact the Spearfish Campus Testing Center at 605.642.6099 (BHSPTestingCenter@BHSU.edu) OR the Rapid City Campus Testing Center at 605.718.4193 (BHRCTestingCenter@BHSU.edu) to take this exam.
The scale used to determine placement with this exam is listed below:
English (Writing) Exam
*These classes do not satisfy degree requirements.
Placement through COMPASS: Students who do not have ACT scores or who have ACT scores older than five years may submit COMPASS scores less than five years old from other universities. The scale used to determine placement with this exam is listed below: