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Testing FAQs

Unfortunately, SMSU does not proctor the ACT exam. However, students can find information on registering for an ACT exam, including location information and study materials, on the ACT website. 

SMSU is not a certified CLEP testing site, however, students can take the CLEP exam virtually or can reach out to one of the testing centers below: 

  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 
  • Minnesota West Community & Technical College, Worthington, MN 
  • Ridgewater College, Willmar or Hutchinson, MN 
  • Dakota State University, Madison, SD 
  • University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, SD 
  • Iowa Lakes Community College, Estherville or Emmetsburg, IA 
  • Southeast Technical College (formerly Southeast Technical Institute), Sioux Falls, SD 
  • University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD 
  • Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon, IA 

To earn credit from CLEP, students must achieve a score of 50 or higher and have their official score report sent from CollegeBoard to SMSU for evaluation. 

Students who are interested in taking the MTLE can take the MTLE exam virtually or can reach out to one of the testing centers below: 

  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 
  • Ridgewater College, Willmar, MN 
  • Lake Area Technical College, Watertown, SD 
  • University of Minnesota – Morris, Morris, MN 
  • Pearson Professional Center, Sioux Falls, SD 
  • Quarryview Educational Center, Waite Park, MN 
  • St Cloud State University, St Cloud, MN 
  • Southwest Metro Intermediate District, Shakopee, MN 
  • Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie, MN 
  • Adult Options in Education Test Center, Hopkins, MN 
Individuals who are wanting to take the GED test can find the nearest testing center to them, information regarding online testing, and review preparation materials on the GED website. 
SMSU offers TOEIC testing to our cohort of Taiwanese MBA students twice in the spring: once in February and once in April. Students who are not part of the Taiwanese MBA cohort should contact the ETS Preferred Network Office for more information. 
Students who are wanting certification and/or licensure exams can refer to the Pearson website for information on the nearest testing center and test preparation materials. 
If you are a student who utilizes Accessibility Services, be sure to contact Vickie Abel, Coordinator of Accessibility Services, at your earliest convenience to make arrangements for your SMSU exams: 507-537-6492 or

Courses that are offered “mostly online” or that require proctored exams should provide you with a list of options for proctoring; SMSU does not currently have the
capacity to proctor individual exams for academic courses, so you will need to follow up with your professor.
Email Kaitlyn Giles, Assistant Director of Student Success, at and she can direct you to the correct resource. 

Students who have questions about testing may contact:

Kaitlyn Giles 
Assistant Director of Student Success 
Deeann Griebel Student Success Center 
Individualized Learning (IL) 224E 
(507) 537-7273 

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