EPS Placement and Test

While students may have achieved the TOEFL and/or other English Proficiency scores required for admission, further development in English proficiency may be necessary to support academic achievement and to ensure effective progress in the student’s chosen academic program.

All new international undergraduate and graduate students, except for those who are exempted, are tested for English proficiency when they arrive for International Student Orientation. New international students may not assume that they are exempt from this English test even though they have had many years of English education in their home countries or abroad.

Depending on test results, new international undergraduate and graduate students on both the New Jersey campuses may be placed into the English for Professional Success (EPS) course.

Undergraduate students who are placed into an EPS course must take the class and co-requisite lab and will be charged tuition upon registration. Graduate students who are placed into an EPS course are required to take the class and co-requisite lab and will be charged a nominal fee. The PLCPA also offers elective EPS courses for undergraduate and graduate students.