Contact Us

Whether you're looking to begin an application, have questions about transferring to Montclair State, or trying to check your application status, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is pleased to help you in any way we can.

Office Hours

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is happy to serve you – in person, or by phone - Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

To reach a specific member of the Undergraduate Admissions team or find your local Admissions representative, please choose one of the following options:

Adult Students | Athletes | Atlantic | Bergen | Burlington | Camden | Cape May | Cumberland | EOF | Essex | Gloucester | Hudson | Hunterdon | Mercer | Middlesex | Monmouth | Morris | Ocean | Passaic | Salem | Somerset | Sussex | Union | Veterans & Active Military | Warren

Non-New Jersey Residents | International

Transfer students: Contact the Transfer Team

Counselors: To arrange a visit to your school, contact Jordanna Maziarz

Learn more about Montclair State University's new SAT/ACT Optional Admissions Policy

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Jeff Indiveri-Gant - Director of Undergraduate Admissions

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As the Director of Undergraduate Admissions, I have the distinct privilege of leading the team that brings to Montclair State some of the best and brightest students from around the state, the country, and the world.  I have worked at the University in various roles since 2007, and I’m a Red Hawk through and through. I earned both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Montclair State where I was a French major.If you ever visit my office, you’ll see the telltale signs of my former life as a French major—everywhere you look, there’s an Eiffel Tower! There is nothing more fulfilling to me as an alumnus of the University and an admissions professional than seeing a student fall in love with Montclair State.  There is something for everyone on this campus, and we’re here to help you learn all about it. 

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Amy Meckeler - Associate Director for Marketing and Communications

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I have the privilege of making sure all marketing, outreach, and recruitment serves prospective students, their families, and our various campus partners, including high school counselors and two-year college counselors. My favorite place on campus: The terrace outside Machuga Commons. After living on an island in the Florida Keys for three years, I became a huge fan of great views! Downtown Montclair is also amazing. Great food, progressive movies, parks, shopping... so much to do!

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Jordanna Maziarz - Associate Director for Recruitment & Community Engagement

Phone: (973) 655-3533

My role on the undergraduate admissions team is to supervise, support, and grow our recruitment and community engagement efforts. This includes overseeing many of the ways prospective students can learn about Montclair, such as seeing one of our staff at a college fair, attending an Open House, or participating in our Red Hawk For A Day program. I also work to cultivate relationships with counselors and other community partners to expand Montclair's presence and help more prospective students and their families learn about what MSU has to offer them. My favorite thing about Montclair State is the friendliness of the staff and students! It is a truly welcoming community, and I hope you become a part of it, too!

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Mary Murphy - Manager of Pre-Enrollment Services

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I supervise the processing staff, and handle special programs including Biology, PharmD, and the articulated medical programs. I also oversee data integrity. I am an inveterate reader. My favorite genres include suspense, mystery, and history. One of my favorite quotes: "People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost." - Dalai Lama XIV

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Neris Fleming - Coordinator for Specialized Engagement Programs

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I coordinate the Red Hawk for A Day and Overnight Experience visit programs as well as our undergraduate admissions merit scholarships. I am a proud alumna - I received my master's and bachelor's degrees from Montclair State. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, participating in Tough Mudders... and watching my NY Giants play.

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Lawrence Lester Jr. - Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Transfer Review and Recruitment

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In my role in the undergraduate admissions department, I work primarily with the transfer population of applicants. I feel privileged to be able to help these students realize their educational and career dreams. I enjoy being a part of the entire admissions process; from speaking with a student before he or she has applied to seeing that same student become part of the Montclair State University family! My favorite place on campus is the Red Hawk Diner.

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Maria Zaino - Admissions Counselor

Photo of Maria for Contact UsSpecial Population: Transfer applicants and re-admit applicants
Phone: (973) 655-7060

In my role in undergraduate admissions, I assist incoming freshman applicants and transfer, and re-admit applicants. I also serve as a liaison for the College of the Arts. I've worked here for seven years, and my daughter is also a biochemistry student who has embraced the Montclair State spirit by involving herself in many roles on campus. I love being a proud Mom to my two kids and a wife to my husband, but most of all, I enjoy being present in my life, whether it be at work, out with friends or at home with family.

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Erin Samples - Transfer Admissions Counselor

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Phone: (973) 655-4331

As an Admissions Counselor and member of the transfer admissions team, my primary role is to provide guidance and support to all prospective transfer students, families, and community college transfer counselors. I also oversee and am the admissions liasion for the College of the Arts (CARTS) dual-admission process - specifically applications for the John J. Cali School of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance. I love going to the movies and vacationing on Long Beach Island. I'm also a dedicated Walt Disney World aficionado.

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Aixa Marie Carmona - Admissions Recruiter

‌Special Population: EOF Students
Recruitment Territory: New Jersey counties - Essex, Hudson, and Passaic. Southwestern states - Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah
Phone: (973) 655-3639

As the EOF Counselor and Recruiter for Essex, Hudson and Passaic counties, my main responsibility is to reach out to students and counselors in my specific territory to inform them of all the amazing opportunities available here at Montclair State! In addition to assisting students with regular admission, I am lucky enough to help our Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) applicants through the process of becoming future Red Hawks and getting them on the road to success. Outside of the office I enjoy attending live music events and immersing myself in new cultural experiences.

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Alice Iversen - Admissions Recruiter

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Recruitment Territory: New Jersey counties - Union; New York - all counties. Midwestern states - Arkansas, Colorado, Illinios, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin
Phone: (973) 655-7703

My recruitment territories are New York and Union county New Jersey. I am also the admission coordinator for military and veteran applicants. Under this specialized admission process I assist returning service members in transitioning to an academic setting. Fun facts about me: I love fashion and traveling the world!

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Ian Carter - Admissions Recruiter

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Recruitment Territory: New Jersey counties - Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem. Western states - Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington 
Phone: (973) 655-2067

As a recruiter in the Undergraduate Admissions office, I recruit prospective students from the southern counties of New Jersey. My job is to encourage these students to become future Montclair State students and help guide them through our entire admissions process. I look to build relationships with all schools in my territories as well as prospective students and their families. I also am involved with the enrollment of freshmen student-athletes. Outside of the office I enjoy traveling, working out, and playing or watching sports.

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Jeffrey Bendett - Admissions Recruiter

Photo for Contact Us PageRecruitment Territory: New Jersey counties - Hunterdon, Mercer, and Warren. Other states - Delaware, D.C., Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Phone: (973) 655-3608

As an Admissions Recruiter I have the opportunity to visit and build relationships with a diverse set of prospective students from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Hunterdon, Warren, and Mercer county within New Jersey. Here at Montclair State my job is to assist and guide students through the college admissions process. I hope to inspire students to attend college and help them to realize their dreams! When I’m not in the office I can be found hanging out with family and friends, traveling, hiking, or hitting the slopes once winter rolls around!

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Stephanie Herman - Admissions Recruiter

Stephanie Herman photo for contact us pageSpecial Population: Art & Design applicants, Spanish-speaking families, and International students
Recruitment Territory: New Jersey counties - Middlesex, Morris, Monmouth, and Somerset. Southern states - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Lousiana, and Mississippi
Phone: (973) 655-4182

I am an Admissions Recruiter responsible for central New Jersey. My primary role is to build a relationships with schools in my recruitment territory so I can keep the students, counselors, and families informed about Montclair State University, as well as assist students through the admission process. I am a Montclair State alum, and I love sharing my stories when I travel. My favorite spot on campus is Cafe Diem. It is a great spot to catch up with friends in between classes, or to grab coffee before heading into the library to study.

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Vanessa Devericks - Admissions Recruiter

Special Population: Adult applicants, Alumni Recruitment Team
Recruitment Territory: New Jersey Counties - Bergen and Sussex. New England states - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
Phone: (973) 655-7362

As an Admissions Recruiter, I assist counselors, students and families from Sussex and Bergen counties in New Jersey, Connecticut and other areas of New England.  As a Montclair State alumna, I love helping students through the admissions process and providing the support they need to explore the amazing opportunities Montclair State University has to offer.  When I am not in the office, I enjoy working out, grabbing coffee with friends and catching a Dallas Cowboys game.

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Beverly Apelian - Receptionist

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As the Undergraduate Admissions Receptionist, I greet all visitors and answer questions about the admissions process and the campus. I also manage the main phone line and help prospective students solve any problems they have with the application. I direct prospective students to a counselor if needed, and I greet and check in our campus tour visitors. My favorite place to eat on campus is the Red Hawk Diner.

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Yolanda Benjamin - Processing Secretary

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I answer incoming calls from parents, students and counselors. I assist them by answering questions about their applications and providing excellent customer service. They say I'm a good cook of course, Hispanic food. I also play the guitar and sing fairly well. My talent is pretty unique because, though I do everything with my left hand, I play the guitar (and only the guitar) right-handed.

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Lisa Williams - Pre-Enrollment Specialist for Students (A-D)

Phone: (973) 655-7149

I process documents for applicants, preparing their files to be reviewed so that admissions decisions can be made. I graduated from Montclair State in the spring of 2013 with a bachelor's degree in Anthropology. I wish to pursue a master's degree in Public Heath with a concentration in Community Health Education. I hope to focus on issues related to food accessibility and the intersection of disability and race.

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Miriam Nieves-Rothstein - Secretary for Students (E-K)

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I have been working at Montclair State University for almost 20 years. Formerly employed by Academic Advising, I was transferred to work with application processing where I have remained ever since. Besides enjoying helping applicants to fulfill their career dreams, I am also a baker and cake decorator. 

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Larissa Lamont - Pre-Enrollment Specialist for Students (L-Q)

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I consolidate and process the necessary documents for undergraduate applicants in order to prepare applications for review by the professional staff. I am also a NYC-based actress with a passion for arts and creativity.

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Anne Marie Lopez - Pre-Enrollment Specialist for Students (R-Z)

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I process applications and transcripts for students and prepare their files for review and admissions decisions. I love jazz music, plants, reading, and the Caribbean.

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Fred Stolarski - Visit Experience Coordinator

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Phone: (973) 655-6919

I coordinate the Admissions Ambassador Program, campus tours, open house events and other major events through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. As a student at Montclair State, I was a DJ and the Business Manager of 90.3FM WMSC, as well as the Head of Security and Administrative Assistant of Class One Concerts.

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Dan Etherton - Digital Media and Communications Coordinator

‌Phone: (973) 655-7062

I am excited to be a member of the Undergraduate Admissions team. My primary role in the office is to coordinate all outbound communications to students, families and counselors. In addition, I am responsible for supporting our recruitment team in their interaction with prospective students. You may find me responding to messages on the Undergraduate Admissions Facebook and Twitter pages when not coordinating an email campaign, analyzing and reporting data, or updating our website. After leaving for the day, you can find me spending time with friends and family, playing basketball, golfing, and going out to eat. I don’t have a favorite type of food and will try anything once!

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Non-NJ States

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 New Hampshire
 Rhode Island

 North Dakota
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 North Carolina
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 New Mexico

 District of  Columbia
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