All students must have current ACT scores and/or ACCUPLACER or COMPASS scores for placement into English, reading, and mathematics courses. It is recommended that these be taken before initial registration.
Students who take the COMPASS tests(s) but are not enrolling at NSU or another South Dakota Board of Regents institution will be charged in accordance with the current mandatory fee structure.
Students are allowed to challenge their ACT or COMPASS placement one time only at the current mandated fee.
ACCUPLACER Sample Questions
COMPASS Sample Questions
ACCUPLACER/COMPASS/ACT Concordance Table (for placement scores)
If you are an NSU student, please check your NSU portal for specific information.