GRE Testing Locations
Decided to take GRE exam? Now it is time to determine where to take the test. This site provides a full list of GRE testing centers in South Dakota, among which, you can choose one that is nearest to you. Good news is that the following GRE test locations in South Dakota offer both GRE general test and the GRE subject tests.
GRE Test Dates
There are two types of test format offered by the test maker – ETS: Computer-delivered and Paper-delivered GRE general tests. For computer based test format, the GRE General Test is offered year-round on a continuous basis, and available for registration on a first-come, first-served basis. For paper based general test, testing is available three times per year. The following test dates apply:
|Test Dates for Paper Based||Deadlines for Registration||Scores Available|
|November 09, 2019||October 4, 2019||December 20, 2019|
|February 1, 2020||December 27, 2019||March 13, 2020|
GRE Subject Tests in South Dakota
The GRE Subject Tests are available on paper based only. In all GRE test centers throughout the world (both inside and outside United States), the exam is available three times a year. The three test dates are:
On the test maker website, you can search for a testing location by zip code. If you are living in the state of South Dakota and not sure about which postal code you belong to, you can find your zip code on COUNTRYAAH.
South Dakota Overview
The first Europeans to explore South Dakota were the natives of Canada (which was then still a French colony) the la LaVerendry brothers, who in 1742 organized an expedition that passed through the territory of North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota. In the following decades, France, Spain and again France claimed the lands of South Dakota, but in fact there were no settlements founded by Europeans. In 1803, after the purchase of Louisiana, this region formally became part of the United States of America.
In 1804, the famous expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, sent by US President Thomas Jefferson to explore and explore new American lands, passed through South Dakota to the west (and returned back to Missouri in 1806).
In 1815, the first trading post was founded in South Dakota. Until the middle of the 19th century, the fur trade with the Indians was practically the only occupation of the few Europeans who lived in the region. From the middle of the 19th century, a stream of immigrants rushed to the fertile lands of South Dakota, which was facilitated by the development of steamship traffic along the Missouri River and the construction of railroads.
In 1861, the Dakota Territory was created by the U.S. Congress, which included the modern states of North Dakota and South Dakota, and parts of Montana and Wyoming. In 1874, during the exploration of the western regions of South Dakota by an expedition led by George Custer, gold was discovered in the Black Hills and a gold rush began in South Dakota, which led to numerous clashes with the Indians. On November 2, 1889, South Dakota became (at the same time as North Dakota) the fortieth U.S. state.
Now the largest city in the state, Sioux Falls, has about 185,000 people (and about 270,000 people in the urban agglomeration that has grown up around it). In the capital of South Dakota, the city of Pierre, about 14,000 residents.
South Dakota’s economy is based on agriculture, tourism, and, to a large extent, U.S. federal government spending. Cattle and pigs are raised on state farms, corn, sunflowers, soybeans and wheat are harvested in the fields. The industrial processing of agricultural products is well developed, including the production of ethanol. The US government is one of the largest employers in South Dakota, primarily for military installations located in the state. Traditionally important to the economy of the “Mount Rushmore State” is tourism, natural and man-made attractions attract many visitors to South Dakota.
South Dakota State Symbols
- Tree – gray spruce (Canadian, Picea glauca var. densata)
- Flower – backache (sleep-grass, Pulsatilla vulgaris)
- Grass – western wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii)
- Beast – coyote (prairie wolf, Canis latrans)
- Bird – common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
- Fish – light-finned (yellow) zander (Sander vitreus)
- Insect – honey bee (Apis mellifera)
- Fossil – Triceratops
- Food product (bread) – fried bread (bannock)
- Food product (dessert) – kyuhyun cupcake
- Drink – milk
- Type of sport – rodeo
- Precious (ornamental) stone – Fairburn agate
- Mineral – rose quartz
- The song is Hail South Dakota! (Hail, South Dakota!, music and lyrics by Decourt Hammit)