Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: How do I complete my DSP?
Q: Do I have to complete my course selection choices all at once during the Directed Self-Placement process?
No, you can stop the process and log back in later. All of your decisions will be saved.
Q: What can I do if I have questions about my DSP choices?
You will be given specific instructions and explanations about your choices and the recommendations on the site. Please read them carefully. You will also have the opportunity to e-mail advisors in English and mathematics with your questions. They will answer you within 24 hours Monday through Friday.
Q: What should I do if I have trouble logging on to the DSP site?
Call our Information Technology office at (703) 526-6990 or the School of Arts and Sciences at (703) 284-1560 if you experience any technical problems. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Q: Since there are many sections of DSC 101, which one should I choose?
Each section presents a unique topic that students explore through active and inquiry-based learning. Please follow the link provided here for a description of the exciting topics offered this fall for DSC 101. Print out the page that describes all the sections so that you will have it handy when you are ready to register for DSC 101 along with your other classes. Choose the topic that appeals to you the most.
Q: Are there any deadlines for completing DSP, creating my schedule, and registering?
Q: What happens if I don’t complete DSP or register by June 18?
We hope that won’t happen, but if it does, you should still complete your DSP before your orientation session. Based on your DSP choices, we will prepare a schedule and register you for your fall classes following the typical first semester courses for your major. You will be given this schedule when you come to your June SOS.
Q: What if I want to change my major or my schedule after I have registered?
Q: What should I do if I can’t attend the SOS I signed up for?
You need to contact email@example.com or (703) 284-5706 immediately. Otherwise the schedule you have created will be deleted from the system.
Q: Does it matter which orientation session I attend?
No, it does not matter. Your schedule will be saved for you as long as you attend an orientation session.