Academics

Placement

Placement into DSP Classes

  • Verbal Skills: Students are placed into levels of verbal skills according to their performance on an in-house essay exam. This test measures critical  reading and writing for college level texts.
  • ESL: Students whose first language is not English take an in-house essay exam designed to measure critical reading and writing in English. Students may or may not be placed into DSP's ESL track.
  • Math: All students are required to take the ALEKS math placement test prior to the start of the program. The test can be taken online from home, or on campus during DSP orientation days.