All DSP students are required to take the ALEKS placement test prior to the start of the program. This can be done online from home, or on campus during DSP orientation days. The ALEKS math placement is an adaptive test with a scoring range of 0 to 100. DSP students who score 40 or higher are eligible to enroll in a college level mathematics course for Fall 2016, either MATH 115, College Algebra, for students who plan to be STEM science majors, economics majors, or management majors; or MATH 114Q, Quantitative Reasoning, for all other majors, including undecided.
Students who score below 40 will be assigned to DSP Math, a math review workshop that meets 2 hours each day for the duration of the program. The workshop is led by a faculty member, assisted by a tutor. Students use the online ALEKS Learning Module to refresh math skills and learn new topics to prepare for a fall semester college-level math course.
All DSP Math classes have tutors who attend every session.