To get approved, you need to talk to the DE2 group leader. They'll let you know what they think of your ability or have an instructor ride with you to find out.
With the new DE setup, you'll want to see where you feel most comfortable. Biggest thing is, don't rush it! Learn learn learn before going out and trying to be the fastest just to move up. Many times, the group leader will come to you and tell you it's time to move up.