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Proctor Policy and Form

Students may take examinations off campus as long as security measures for administering the test are strictly maintained before, during and after testing. Off campus examinees should be tested under the same circumstances as their peers on campus to ensure the academic integrity of the examination. The student is responsible for selecting a qualified proctor, which must be approved by the course instructor. Not all online or off-campus courses require exams and quizzes to be proctored, this is determined by the course instructor.

Appropriate ProctorsInappropriate Proctors
Faculty MembersHigh school students
Retired faculty membersCollege peers
Professional Educators (superintendent or principal)Relatives
Guidance CounselorsCo-workers
LibrariansNeighbors
Military Officers 
Pastors 

The examination should be administered in a quiet, well-lighted office or classroom setting conducive to concentration. Exam administration in private homes is not appropriate.

Proctor Responsibilities include:

  • Store the exam in a secure location where it cannot be accessed by other students.
  • Check student photo ID to ensure the examinee is actually the right person.
  • Ensure no copies of the exam are made.
  • Ensure that the student does not access notes, books, or articles during the exam unless the test specifies otherwise.
  • Time the test and stop the examinee after time has been expended.
  • Note any testing irregularities on a separate sheet.
  • Secure the exam until mailing.
  • Ship completed test to designated address within 4 hours of test completion.  Use traceable shipping procedures (UPS, FedEx, etc.)
  • If a fee is charged for exam supervision, request payment from the student at the time of testing.  SDSU will not pay proctor fees.

SDSU reserves the right to verify proctor qualifications, require additional evidence of eligibility or select a different proctor. The Proctor Agreement may be terminated for any cause by the proctor, student or SDSU upon written notification to all parties.

SDBOR Proctor Information

LocationHoursAdministratorAddressEmailPhone
Black Hills State University By appointment Jennifer LuceroE.Y. Library & Learning Center Email605-642-6099 
Room 003
Spearfish, SD 
Black Hills State University - Rapid City Monday - Tuesday: Timothy BrownBHSU-Rapid City TestingEmail605-718-4193
9:00 am - 5:00 pmCenter Room 114P
Wednesday - Friday:Rapid City, SD 
9:00 am - 7:00 pm 
Capital University Center Monday-Friday: Freda Lumby925 E Sioux AveEmail605-773-2160
8:00 am - 3:00 pm Pierre, SD 
Dakota State UniversityNone posted Sarah RasmussenLibrary Room 203Email605-256-5049
Madison, SD 
Northern State University Tuesdays, Wednesdays Marilyn ZimmermanStudent Center 222Email605-626-3290
& Thursdays 1200 S. Jay St.
 Aberdeen, SD 
South Dakota State University Monday-Friday:Kimberlie GoodfellowTesting CenterEmail605-688-6460
8:30 am - 3:30 pm 1100 College Ave
 Brookings, SD 
South Dakota School of Mines & TechnologyMonday-Friday:Thomas Mahon501 E. St. Joseph StEmail605-394-2428
8:00 am - 2:00 pmRapid City, SD 
University Center Sioux FallsMonday-Thursday: 4801 N Career Ave
9:00 am - 9:00 pm Sioux Falls, SD Email605-274-9550
Friday:   
9:00 am - 5:00 pm  
(Closed Noon - 1:00 pm)  
University of South Dakota  Shannon FairholmMcKusick Technology Center
Monday - Thursday:Room 201Email605-658-6143
9:00 am - 8:00 pm414 E. Clark Street
 Vermillion, SD