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Colleges / Essex County College

Essex County College

Newark, NJ 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%

Essex County College Admissions

Essex County College is not competitive to get into. Last year, 7,757 students applied to Essex County College and 7,757 were admitted.

If you are applying to Essex County College, the regular decision application deadline is August 29 and the application fee costs $30.

Essex County College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Essex County College's admissions stats.

Essex County College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist Yes

Essex County College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Essex County College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Info Not Available
Regular Decision Yes 8 29

Want to Apply Early to Essex County College?

**Essex County College does not offer early decision **

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How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to Essex County College?

Getting into Essex County College is not competitive. Essex County College has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2022, Essex County College **accepted , about 7,757 of the 7,757 students who applied.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like Essex County College, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores. Admissions to allied health programs is program moderately difficult.

Transferring to Essex County College

It is not competitive to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Essex County College

Essex County College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Essex County College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out. Wondering what factors are considered by Essex County College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Make sure to check with Essex County College for more information on admission factors.

Essex County College Application Requirements

To apply to Essex County College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Essex County College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements Immunization form, Placement Testing
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Essex County College?

Essex County College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Essex County College does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Essex County College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Essex County College

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to Essex County College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Essex County College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Essex County College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Essex County College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Essex County College.

Does Essex County College accept transfer credits?

✅ Essex County College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Essex County College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Do I have to submit test scores to Essex County College?

✅ Essex County College is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Essex County College?

❌ Essex County College does not offer early decision.

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Essex County College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into Essex County College? Essex County College is a open admission institution. The Essex County College acceptance rate is 100%. This means that the institution accepts 100 out of every 100 applicants.


Essex County College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 29

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Essex County College is Aug 29.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Essex County College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Essex County College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Essex County College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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