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ESL for Degree-Seeking Students

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ESL Placement Test Schedule – Academic Year 2020-2021 for Incoming Degree Students only

ESL for the Community

English as a second language (ESL) course offerings are provided to support and enhance our degree students’ experience at Montclair State University. These ESL courses are designed for our undergraduates and graduates who can benefit from the framework these courses lay down for the project-driven and written assignments students will encounter in their content courses.


Date Time Place
Saturday, March 14, 2020-canceled 9:00-11:30am Schmitt Hall 204
Tuesday, April 14, 2020-canceled 8:30-11:00am Schmitt Hall 204
Tuesday, May 12, 2020-canceled 8:30-11:00am Schmitt Hall 204
ESL Placement Tests have been suspended for the

immediate future. Information will be posted on this page

as it becomes available.

Please fill out this registration form.

This is an ESL placement test for students admitted to degree programs. No advance notice is necessary. You can attend a preferred date even if you have not filled out a registration form.  Students should arrive 15 minutes prior to the test to complete paperwork.

The test consists of four parts: a multiple-choice structure test, a multiple-choice listening comprehension test, a one-page reading selection with 5 short-answer questions, and a written summary of the reading selection.  The test is in paper-and-pencil format, and there is no practice test on the web to access.  There is at least one test date per month with extra dates added before the semester begins.  Students do not have to register, just walk in on the preferred test date.  Please come about 15 minutes before the actual test begins to fill out a registration form.

Park in the Red Hawk Garage and take the ticket with you for payment on Floor 2, 4, or 5 before returning to your car.