Directed Self Placement (DSP) Requirement
Who is affected?
If your EPT score is 146-138, you must do the DSP before you can enroll in classes at orientation.
What is DSP?
All students are able to learn about our college-level composition courses, and based on EPT scores, select an English course(s) appropriate to their skill level and background in English.
How is it administered?
DSP is an online mini-course. All students log in, and at the conclusion of DSP, select the English course they will take for fall 2013.
How long does it take to complete DSP?
It can be done in 1 sitting, or over the course of several days. Plan for 3-4 hours minimum to complete.
What is the cost of DSP?
It is free of charge.
Can I take the DSP at SFSU?
Yes. The English Tutoring Center has a lab and will be open during some weekdays. At the lab, students can complete the requirement, and staff will be there to assist students.
How are Orientation and DSP related?
Students must complete DSP no later than the day before an orientation. In order for students to choose the right English course at orientation, they must complete DSP first.
Therefore, students may come to the English Tutoring Center the day before orientation, finish DSP, then attend orientation the next day.
Students who have not completed DSP will not be allowed to add any classes at orientation.
The DSP link will be available sometime in April for students to use, so come back to this site to see the link.
If you test on the EPT in May, you may not be able to sign up for an early orientation!
Test early, and then you will know if you need to DSP, and give yourself time to do so.
For additional questions refer to the English Tutoring Center webpage:
Further details on DSP:
Orientation questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org