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Student Life

Union County College

ESL Testing

We are currently administering ESL tests on all three campuses. We are also testing remotely using a chat service.
Please call 908-709-7486 for in-person Testing hours.

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL) Test is designed to measure the English skills of non-native English speakers.

For those students who may need to take the ESL test for proper placement, please read the information below and fill out the form for an appointment using the link. A staff member will reach out to you after you complete the form to ensure that you are scheduled for the correct test.

ESL Placement test – Students will need a computer with audio and video capabilities to be able to test, as well as a photo ID and a UCC ID number after applying to the college. Students will need to sign up to test using the following Form Link: Sign Up for the ESL Placement Test

Email any questions to: testingcenter@ucc.edu


Who must take the ESL Test?

If you are required to take the ESL Test, you will receive a letter in the mail. Your score on the ESL Test will be used to either place you into one of the ESL levels or out of the program altogether.


When can I take the ESL Test?

You do not need an appointment to take the ESL Test. You may test during the Center’s open hours. The ESL Test takes approximately 2 hours to complete. You must bring a photo ID in order to test.


When will I get my ESL Test score/placement?

After finishing the ESL Test, you will receive a letter in the mail with your placement from the Testing Center. If you want to know results sooner, see an advisor at the One Stop on any campus or come to the IIE office in the Lessner Building in Elizabeth.


What if I test out of the program altogether?

If you are placed out of ESL based on your test score, you will then take the standard Placement Test to determine appropriate placement in English and math courses.



If you have questions about the ESL program, please contact the Institute for Intensive English (IIE) office at 908-965-6040.