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 may be required to complete up to all three levels of ESOL. These courses are non-credit, meaning that they count towards a student's course load and full-time status, but not towards one's major. Students may enroll in classes in their major once they complete Level II of the program or are placed into Level III.