English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

County College of Morris (CCM) offers a three-level program of study for non-native speakers who are preparing for matriculation at CCM or other American colleges and universities. Courses in reading, writing and conversation form the core of the ESOL program.

Placement in one of these three levels is determined by an examination which includes a written essay. This Level of English Proficiency (LOEP) examination is administered on the CCM campus by the Testing Center. Students planning to arrive from abroad should allow a minimum of 20 days prior to the start of the Fall or Spring Semester to provide sufficient time to take this examination and have it scored. Depending on their LOEP scores, students are often required to complete certain courses that carry institutional credit only but which can nevertheless be used for determining semester course load and full-time status. Students who initially score at the lowest levels of the examination may require as many as three or more semesters of ESOL work before they will be permitted to enroll in other college classes.