Proctoring, Test Prep, and Tutoring Services


Test proctoring services are available free on request. Individuals must make arrangements in advance in order to have their tests proctored by Library personnel. Send an email to to request a single proctoring session or, if it is an ongoing proctoring request, to set up a proctoring account and schedule. Please note that proctoring MUST BE scheduled in advance and is available only during specific hours.

Test Prep

Valley City State University and Allen Memorial Library offer several services to assist you in preparing for national examinations such as the Praxis, SAT, and the GED. The resources are both in print and online.

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PrepSTEP’s resources will help you succeed in your learning goals. Each of the Learning Centers in PrepSTEP offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and related information. You MUST create a PrepSTEP account to use most of the services. PrepSTEP contains:

  • Praxis Practice Tests - and resources to study for the Praxis
  • GED Practice Tests - and study resources
  • Tests and courses and about Workplace Skills, Math, Computer Skills, and more!

Praxis Practice Tests are on the Reserve Shelf at the Library. To find out which tests are available, just type "Praxis" in the Search box and click the Search button. To check out any of them visit us at the Library Information Desk. You will need your current VCSU ID. Holds are not placed on course materials on Reserve. Access is restricted to VCSU faculty, students and staff.
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Tutoring Services

VCSU Learning Center
The VCSU Learning Center is located in Room 005 in the lower level of Vangstad Hall and is open during all regular class days and closed during holidays and semester breaks. You can schedule an appointment by email at, or check out their website at VCSU Learning Center.

Online TutorND
TutorND offers FREE online tutoring and academic resources from for North Dakota residents. Get live help from a tutor in major subjects like math, science, social studies, English, or even assistance with your job search. The service can be accessed from any North Dakota library or from your home computer. If you are a VCSU student, you DO NOT need to apply for a Library card. When you are prompted for a login, just use your Blackboard login and password information.


After you enter TutorND, note that "live services" are available only during specific hours, but that the resources area available 24/7. You do not need to create a account or sign in to access resources. However, free account will allow you to access these additional features:

  • To Go - Get access to our mobile app for iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad
  • Favorite Tutors - Had an awesome session? Favorite your tutor and connect again and again
  • Locker - Store your homework assignments, class notes, projects, and more, online
  • Previous Sessions - Review and share saved sessions before a test

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