Humboldt State University

Directed Self-Placement

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English Composition Directed Self-Placement

Every Humboldt State University student must take a first-year English writing course that meets the mandatory written-communication category of your General Education requirements*. Several options exist for completing this requirement, and Directed Self-Placement (DSP) is the process by which you choose an appropriate option. Follow these steps to make your decision.

DSP Step One: Get Acquainted With Your Options


DSP Step Two: Take the Survey


DSP Step Three: Choose Section and Register

*Information about exemption from EPT and written-communication requirements can be found in the following section of the HSU Catalog: Admission Information : “Placement / Proficiency Tests".