Directed Self Placement & ESL Testing

Testing Locations
Cranford Campus Elizabeth Campus Plainfield Campus Rahway Location
Student Service Center SD130 1033 Springfield Ave. Cranford, NJ 908-709-7486 Lessner Building Room 122 12 W. Jersey St. Elizabeth, NJ Room 117 232 E. 2nd St. Plainfield, NJ 1591 Irving St. Rahway, NJ

Staff members have returned to the Testing Centers on the Cranford, Elizabeth, and Plainfield campuses. Please email or call 908-709-7486 to check daily open hours or to answer any questions you may have regarding the Directed Self-Placement processes and ESL testing.

Union County College wants to ensure you are properly placed into English and Math courses. If you do not qualify for one of our exemptions below, we offer Directed Self-Placement (DSP).

You MUST complete one of these placement processes, as soon as possible, before enrolling in classes.

If English is not your first language, you may need to take the ESL test.
Make ESL Testing Appointment

DIRECTED SELF-PLACEMENT (DSP) Information and Survey
Please read ALL INFORMATION contained in the following links regarding course expectations and requirements before completing the DSP Surveys (links below).
View English Directed Self-Placement Survey
View Math Directed Self-Placement Survey

(Any of the below will exempt you from completing the DSP or from placement testing)
Send documentation of any of the listed exemptions to:

If you require any special accommodations in education, you may request such accommodations by contacting the Coordinator of Disability Support Services at or call 908-709-7164.

Should you have any questions regarding placement processes, please contact the Testing Center via email at, or call 908-709-7486

We are now administering ESL testing on Campus Monday through Friday and remotely using a “chat service” by scheduled appointment only.