Academics

ESL: How to Apply

Please follow this procedure to enroll:

Prospective International Students click here

STEP 1 Complete the application online by clicking this link: application.
 
STEP 2 If you think that you may be eligible for Financial Aid, complete the online FAFSA application.  Please click here for the online FAFSA (Financial Aid Form) You must be a legal resident or citizen of the U.S. to qualify for financial aid. There are financial aid workshops available to help you complete the application. Please click here for the FAFSA Workshops. Be prepared and on time, as this process may take 5 to 6 weeks. Please check your CCC Gmail account for notices and updates regarding your FAFSA application!

STEP 3 Next, contact CASS (the Center for Academic Student Support) which is located in the Enrollment Services Building near the cafeteria, and register to take the "ESL ACCUPLACER Test.” Students can drop in on Monday or Tuesday (see times below). NOTE: Students who test into ESL level 3 or higher will automatically be given the college placement math test.

Click below to view test dates and times     
DROP IN ACCUPLACER/ESL         
Location: CASS CENTER near the cafeteria

Click here if you wish to view our Accuplacer web page.
The test may take up to two hours, so make sure you plan for this. You will be tested in English Grammar, Reading, and Listening. You will also write a short composition. (Remember: Tell the testing administrator that you are there to take the "ESL ACCUPLACER TEST")

STEP 4 You should receive a telephone call or email (check your student Gmail account!) from your adviser approximately 3-5 days after you take the test. Your advisor will set up an appointment with you. At your appointment, you will receive help choosing the courses which are appropriate for your level of English. You will also receive all of the necessary information about the ESL Program.

If you do not receive a phone call or Gmail, please contact the ESL Coordinator, Mr. Donald Forcinito, at 856-691-8600, ext. 1404 or email him at [email protected]. You may also contact Alice Soto, the ESL Resource Center Facilitator at ext. 1482 or email her at [email protected].