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.
Please note: The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be closed on Thursday, 11/28, and Friday, 11/29, for Thanksgiving. We will resume operation on Monday, 12/1, at 8:30 a.m.
Normal working hours are:
- Monday & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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
Transfer students: Contact the Transfer Team
Connect with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions online:
Lisa Kasper - Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: (973) 655-5116
As Director, I am responsible for the successful enrollment of all new students at the University. Through evaluation of our past performance, analysis of current market trends, and conversations with other administrators and faculty, I develop and implement the strategic plan for all undergraduate recruitment markets. I have worked in the field of Admissions for nearly 20 years and have served various student populations in a variety of roles.
When I'm not in the office, I can usually be found at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum where I volunteer as an Educator, leading tourists and locals on tours of 97 Orchard Street, a pre-old law tenement that served as home to more than 7,000 new immigrants from 1863-1935.
Amy Meckeler - Associate Director of Admissions for Marketing & Recruitment
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 guidance 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!
Tova Tolman - Associate Director of Admissions & Operations
While I hope to meet many of you at campus events and a few of you on the road, mostly I will be working with your applications behind the scenes. I manage the overall operation of our application process for our many types of undergraduate students. I crunch numbers, find efficiencies, evaluate our goals and make sure we're shaping a fantastic new class of Red Hawks. My favorite part of campus is the view: “I love the beauty of our campus. The sweeping views of the NYC skyline serve as an incredible backdrop for the diverse and global learning going on at Montclair State.
Neris Fleming - Program Assistant
I assist the Director with incoming scholarship questions and concerns, as well as manage the fiscal budget and the daily administrative tasks of the office. I am a Montclair State alumna who plays touch football and is the biggest Giants and Knicks fan in the office.
Larry Lester Jr. - Assistant Director of Admissions Transfer Recruitment & Outreach
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.
Sony Rodriguez - Assistant Director of Admissions Recruitment & Outreach
Phone: (973) 655-7062
My role is to supervise and support the recruitment team in their efforts to educate students, families, guidance counselors, and the general public about Montclair State University. Additionally, I coordinate Montclair State attendance at college fairs. When I am not in the office, I am a personal trainer and frequent Tough Mudder participant.
Erin Samples - Admissions Counselor
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.
Julie Vitale - Admissions Counselor
Phone: (973) 655-4178
In my current role as Admissions Counselor, I am responsible for recruitment and outreach for prospective freshmen and transfer students, along with evaluating transfer credits from other institutions. Additionally, I review all School of Communication and Media and readmit applicants. Some of my favorite spots to eat on campus are Cafe Diem and Freeman Hall. I also like Tom Hanks movies, the Cleveland Browns, and have an unhealthy love of ice cream. When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, friends, family, and cat.
Nadia Sheikh - Admissions Counselor
Phone: (201) 390-7953
I am the Admissions Counselor for out-of-state, International and EOF applicants. As the regional representative for PA, DE and MD, I am responsible for recruitment and outreach for prospective students in these areas. I also review and evaluate international applicants' transcripts and credits, along with screening and evaluating EOF applicants for eligibility. I am always scouting good sushi restaurants and share this love with my husband and kids. In my spare time, I love being outdoors with my two sons and doing Yoga.
Aaron Tucker- Admissions Counselor
Special Population: Transfer admissions
Phone: (973) 655-7884
My primary responsibility in the admissions office is to recruit and review prospective transfer candidates for admission. If you are interested in attending Montclair State as a transfer student, I strongly encourage you to visit our beautiful campus and experience it for yourself. Outside of the admissions world, I enjoy the beach, snowboarding, martial arts, and my dog.
Anthony Muccio - Digital Media Coordinator
Phone: (973) 655-5165
If you have interacted with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, then we've already met! I write, take pictures and produce videos for use with social media as well as provide online customer service. I also coordinate our email marketing to make sure the most important, relevant information reaches your inbox. Additionally, I maintain the Undergraduate Admissions website - email me if you find a broken link or typo! My favorite author is Robert Heinlein, and I maintain my office nerd title by competing in regular Magic: The Gathering tournaments.
Amanda Basile - Admissions Recruiter
Recruitment Territory: Bergen & Morris counties; CT
Phone: (973) 655-7362
As an admissions recruiter, my main duty is to meet perspective students in my assigned territory and inspire them to become future Red Hawks! I enjoy assisting students from the very beginning, starting with the search and application process all the way through enrollment at the university and beyond. I also oversee the Alumni Recruitment Team and adult student applicants, all of which makes my profession exciting and rewarding. My favorite place on campus is the 7th Floor of University Hall for its beautiful view of the New York City skyline.
Stephanie Herman - Admissions Recruiter
Recruitment Territory: Somerset, Monmouth, Middlesex, & Mercer counties
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, guidance 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.
Alice Iversen - Admissions Recruiter
Recruitment Territory: Union county (NJ), and New York
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!
Michael Cullen - Admissions Recruiter
Recruitment Territory: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem counties
Phone: (973) 655-2067
I am responsible for engaging with prospective students, families and guidance counselors from South New Jersey areas. In addition to my recruiting duties, I serve as the admissions liaison to the athletic department. My positions are uniquely appropriate, being that I am a Montclair State graduate from southern New Jersey and a former student athlete. I also have a twin brother who attended Montclair State.
Danielle Warren- Admissions Recruiter
Special Population: EOF
Recruitment Territory: Essex, Passaic counties
As an admissions recruiter, my assigned mission is to assist prospective students, guidance counselors and families in Essex and Passaic counties. Additionally, I work with student scholars applying through our Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program. My essential goal is to fully and successfully prepare you for the milestones ahead. When I am not in the office I love to travel, watch movies, read poetry, and rock out on the drum set! One of my favorite things about Montclair State: walking up the steps to College Hall in the morning, when the sun is just peaking over the buildings and through the blossoming trees. You can feel a sense of relief that this is home.
Mary Murphy - Manager of Pre-Enrollment Services
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
Beverly Apelian - Receptionist
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.
Yolanda Benjamin - Customer Service Representative
I answer incoming calls from parents, students and guidance 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.
Jessie Whelan - Secretary for Students (A-D)
I process documents for students to prepare their files to be reviewed so that an admissions decision can be made. I teach ballet, pointe, contemporary, modern, jazz, tap, and competition choreography classes to students of all ages.
Miriam Nieves-Rothstein - Secretary for Students (E-K)
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.
Larissa Lamont - Secretary for Students (L-Q)
Phone: (973) 655-7061
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.
Anne Marie Lopez - Secretary for Students (R-Z)
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.
Kenneth Key- Veterans Certifying Official
Special Populations: Military & Veteran Students
Phone: (973) 655-4462
As the Veterans Certifying Official on campus, I make sure that veterans/dependents who are eligible for G.I. Bill benefits receive their monthly entitlements. I am an alumnus of Montclair State. My hobbies are jogging, swimming, and martial arts. I served in the United States Air Force for three years and the Air National Guard for seven years.
Fred Stolarski - Visit Experience Coordinator
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.
Brian Sansom - Coordinator for On-Campus Events
As Coordinator for On-Campus Events, my job is to oversee two new programs in Undergraduate Admissions: Red Hawk For A Day and the Overnight Experience. Also, I will work with the rest of the campus community to provide prospective students the opportunity to attend as many on-campus events as possible during their college search process.