Sometimes life happens, and for one reason or another, you may need to take some time away from Essex County College after completing classes. If you have not been in attendance for three or more years, you will need to submit a new Application for readmission.

Don’t worry – the re-admission process is simple. Simply follow the steps below, and you’ll be ready to enroll in classes once again.

Fall 2021 – Classes have begun!


Follow these easy steps to re-apply to ECC.

  • Apply Online or submit a paper Application for Admission.
  • If you attended another college since your last semester at ECC, you must obtain a transcript from that institution.
  • Placement Testing is ONLY recommended for students who have not yet completed developmental coursework.
    • For new students, placement testing is the first step to knowing what classes you should register for. If you have already completed developmental or equivalent coursework, skip to step 4.  Complete Placement Testing
  • Complete a new FAFSA if you are applying for Financial Aid.
  • Enroll in classes – if you are re-applying after an academic dismissal, you will be limited to taking only 12 credit hours in your first semester back.


Paying for College

Financial Aid

Any other financial questions you may have about attending ECC – from costs to methods of payment to ways to get help with tuition, the bursar can help.


You should be rewarded for hard work and high achievement. Find out what scholarships might be available to make your continuing education more affordable.

Payment Options

Essex County College boasts one of the most affordable higher education programs in the state of New Jersey. How affordable is it? See for yourself.

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