Testing Center Fees

Beginning July 1, 2018, the following fees associated with various exams that the University Center Testing Center administers are noted below. NOTE: SDBOR refers to our 6 Universities in South Dakota: USD, SDSU, DSU, BHSU, NSU, and SDSM&T.

  • Registration System Fee ($3.50)
    • For all exams that have a cost associated, the fee is $3.50. This fee is paid during registration and is Non-Refundable.
  • CLEP Exams ($120.50)
    • Examinees register at CollegeBoard and pay $87, after that, examinees then register to take the exam in our testing center. At time of registration, the examinee pays the Administration Fee of $30.00 + the Registration Fee of $3.50 (Total of $33.50).
  • DANTES Exams ($ varies)
    • NOTE: the "Public Speaking" exam is not available at our location.
      • Current Military ID
        • Candidates seeking to take a DSST exam, must obtain a voucher number from DSST by contacting and paying DSST directly via phone/email (See  DANTES site). Candidates must bring in this pre-printed voucher in order to test. Once the voucher is obtained, then military ID candidates register for FREE on our Testing Center site; however, a Current Military ID must be shown on exam day/time. NOTE: Candidates must also know their DSST Username and Password to sit for the exam.
      • Civilians
        • Candidates seeking to take a DSST exam, must obtain a voucher number from DSST by contacting and paying DSST directly via phone/email (See  DANTES site). Candidates must bring in this pre-printed voucher in order to test. Once the voucher is obtained, then registration is completed on our Testing Center site. Non-Military candidates MUST pay the Testing Center registration fee of $33.50. NOTE: Candidates must also know their DSST Username and Password to sit for the exam.
  • External Exams (Non-SDBOR Institutions) ($28.50)
    • Examinees taking an exam for any school/university that is not an SDBOR University, pay the Administration Fee of $25.00 + the Registration Fee of $3.50 (Total of $28.50/exam).
  • ACCUPLACER (Course Placement) Exams ($ varies)
    • If an SDBOR examinee (or future SDBOR student) doesn't have a placement score and/or a score is more than 5-years-old, there is no fee charged.
    • If an SDBOR examinee has a current placement score (within 5 years), the examinee pays the Administration Fee of $18.00 + the Registration Fee of $3.50 (Total of $21.50/exam).
    • If non-SDBOR examinee wishes to take the ACCUPLACER, then the examinee pays the Administration Fee of $25.00 + the Registration Fee of $3.50 (Total of $28.50/exam).
    • A current High School Student (Dual Enrolled) will need to pay $18.00 + the Registration Fee of $3.50 (Total of $21.50) to take the ACCUPLACER exam for any of the subjects.
    • Calculus Readiness Exam
      • If an SDBOR examinee wishes to take Calculus and has a Math Index of 1300+, he/she can take the 09.BOR Calculus exam at no cost for the initial examination; however, a second attempt (challenge exam 10.BOR Calculus Challenge exam) does cost $18.00 + the Registration Fee of $3.50 (Total of $21.50). If an examinee has a Math Index of <1300, he/she takes the 04.BOR Math Only exam for $18.00 + the Registration Fee of $3.50 (Total of $21.50); if the score from this College Level Math module isn't at 51+; he/she can challenge that by taking the 04.BOR Math Only exam for a second time at a cost of $18.00 + the Registration Fee of $3.50 ($21.50). If he/she earns a 51+ on College Level Math, he/she then can take the 09.BOR Calculus exam for $18.00 + the Registration Fee of $3.50 (Total of $21.50). In the event that a student does not achieve a 16 or higher on the Calculus Readiness Assessment, 10.BOR Calculus Challenge exam for $18.00 + the Registration Fee of $3.50 (Total of $21.50).
  • Employer Certification Exams ($53.50)
    • These are exams that are not found to be delivered by CASTLE Worldwide (our partner in delivering exams of this nature) and are certification/credential exams commonly required by employers, prospective employers, and/or for potential professional advancement. Examinees pay an administration fee of $50.00 + the registration fee of $3.50 (Total of $53.50/exam) during registration.
  • Proctoring for SDBOR Online Courses
    • Current SDBOR Examinees do not pay any fees associated with any exams taken. The University offering the course will reimburse the Testing Center $25/student/course on behalf of examinees.

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