Welcome, Incoming CI Students!

Once you enroll at CI, one of the important decisions you have to make is how to complete your first year writing requirement. Although you are required as a CSU student to take the English Placement Test, that test score has no bearing on the path you choose. Rather, we ask you to assess your own readiness for college level writing and research and decide for yourself whether to take our six-unit Stretch Composition sequence (English 102 and English 103) or or our three-unit accelerated course (English 105). We call our program Directed Self Placement, or DSP for short.

Please explore this site, be sure to read our DSP Handbook, and use the form on this site to submit any questions you might have. See you soon!

Dr. Stacey Anderson, Composition Director, CI English Program