Essex County College admits individuals who are at least 18 years of age or who have earned a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) Certificate. This open admissions policy does not apply to persons seeking degrees or certificates from the Nursing and Allied Health programs which are subject to additional criteria.
It is recommended, though not required, that students enrolling at Essex County College have taken the following course work during high school.
|College-preparatory English||Minimum 4 years|
|College-preparatory science||Minimum 3 years|
|College-preparatory mathematics||Minimum 3 years|
|Foreign Language||Minimum 2 years|
|Social Studies||Minimum 2 years|