Directed Self-Placement for Writing Classes
Except for student veterans and students enrolling in dual-credit or dual-enrollment courses, Missouri State University-West Plains no longer uses a placement exam to determine students' eligibility for college English courses. Instead, students complete a Directed Self-Placement Survey assessing their past writing experience and their confidence in their current writing skills. Based on the results of this survey, students receive advice about the entry-level course in which they should enroll. It is highly recommended that students follow given advice. Inappropriate self-placement may increase the time it takes to complete a certificate or degree and may interfere with financial aid. For further information see the Directed Self-Placement explanation.