Directed Self Placement (DSP)

Welcome to CSULB! If you have been instructed to complete the Directed Self Placement survey, please do so before you attend SOAR and enroll in a first-year writing course.

Begin the survey:  Directed Self Placement Survey

What is Directed Self Placement (DSP)?

DSP is an alternative to placement exams that helps you decide if a year-long writing experience is a good match for you. The DSP survey will guide you through a self-evaluation of your current reading and writing habits and offer you a recommendation based on your results.

Did you take the DSP survey?

Do your results recommend a year-long writing experience? View this flowchart for recommended courses (also listed in the text below):

Flowchart of DSP Survey Recommendations, text follows

Did your DSP results recommend a year-long writing experience?