Directed Self-Placement (DSP)
The DSP and Math Placement exams serve to help your advisor make the best possible recommendations for the English and Math courses you will take at Marymount. Please keep in mind this isn't a graded exam, rather a way to make sure you are placed in the appropriate courses.
Important items to know before you start:
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It will take about 30 minutes to complete the entire process
At any point during the reading or writing DSP process you can stop and log back in – the system will save your decisions
First year students will need to provide their high school GPA, class rank and SAT or ACT scores
Steps to Complete the DSP:
The tabs at the top of the DSP page will show your progress in each area: Major, Reading, Writing, Mathematics, and Results
Step 1. Log into the Reading and Writing portion using your Marymount ID and password. You will need to answer several survey-type questions. A writing exercise is not required.
Step 2. Wait twenty-four hours after completing the Reading and Writing portion. Then, log into the Math portion using your Marymount ID and password. There will be up to approximately 40 math questions to answer.
Step 3. After completing the math portion, log back into the DSP Reading and Writing portion to answer some final survey questions and receive your results.
Step 4. You are finished! Your first year academic advisor will create your class schedule.Please allow advisors ample time to complete a meaningful class schedule for you.
After taking the DSP and Math Placement Assessments, your advisor will be able to register you for classes. You cannot register for Fall 2017 classes if you have not taken these placement assessments.
Please note: If you have dual enrollment credit, AP credit, or other college-level credit, you will still need to complete the DSP. Once Marymount receives your official transcripts, your schedule will be changed to reflect your prior college credit.
If you have no further questions, you are ready to begin the DSP process:
How do I complete my DSP?
Do I have to complete the DSP placement section all at once during the DSP process?
What can I do if I have questions about my DSP choices?
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What about my Math course?
What if I want to change my major on the DSP?
Are there any deadlines for completing DSP, Math Assessment, and schedule course with my advisor?
What happens if I don't complete my DSP and Math Assessment by the June 1 deadline?
I have generated my student account, registered for an orientation session, and completed my Directed Self-Placement(DSP) and Math Assessment. Now, what do I do?