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Praxis Exam

As part of the University’s efforts to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, the Testing Center at South Dakota State University will be taking a phased approach to offering exams face-to-face. The Testing Center will have a limited number of seats available for Scantron and Pearson VUE exams during the month of June.  Praxis is allowing test candidates to test at home if they are not able to test at a testing center.  If your exam is not one that allows for home administration, the SDSU Testing Center will be administering a reduced number of Praxis exams in July.  If you were previously registered for an exam, check your email to make sure your exam was not canceled due to reduction in seating to maintain social distancing.  If it was canceled by Praxis, you should be able to reschedule at no additional cost to you.  You may call (605-688-6460) or email (sdsu.testing@sdstate.edu) the Testing Center to confirm your appointment.  Please check the Praxis COVID-19 website for the latest information on requirements for your exam.


The Testing Center at South Dakota State University is a Praxis Test Site. Currently there is an error on the Praxis website's Google Map and the SDSU Testing Center shows up in Nebraska and is number 8 on list of testing centers closest to Brookings, SD. The Testing Center at South Dakota State University is located at 1100 College Ave., Brookings, SD just south of the Dairy Bar, located between The Barn and Berg Ag Hall. Parking is available in Lot 110 adjacent to the Testing Center and the Alfred Dairy Science Building.  If you are not an SDSU student, you may want to email the Testing Center for a parking pass to avoid a parking ticket and fine or obtain one from the Testing Center staff the day of testing. 

Please note Praxis allows candidates to wear engagement and wedding rings. All other jewelry should be left at home.

How to prepare for your test day. 

Information regarding test dates, the tests and other frequently asked questions can be found here: Praxis Exam Information