Accepted Freshmen Checklist
View the Accepted Student Guide
Download a copy of the Accepted Student Packet (pdf).
Obtain your NetID
Each student is given a NetID which functions as both your e-mail and log-on to many Montclair State University systems. In order to complete numerous other steps of this checklist, you MUST complete this step. Follow instructions at netid.montclair.edu.
Let Us Know You’re Coming
Complete the Candidate Reply Form found in your Acceptance Packet and submit it with the appropriate deposit by the MAY 1 DEADLINE.
Please Note: If you have received your acceptance letter after May 1, please submit your tuition deposit within two weeks of receipt of your acceptance letter. The sooner you commit to Montclair State, the sooner you are able to schedule placement testing, select housing, schedule your orientation, and complete other tasks related to your enrollment.
Accepted Student Questionnaire
While we thank all who participated, please know that at this time the Accepted Student Questionnaire is closed. Check back soon for future surveys.
Complete Your Placement Test Reply Forms
Placement tests are administered to many incoming freshmen to ascertain the proper course level for each student. Some students are exempt from the placement tests. Please review the exemption criteria and indicate your status by completing and checking the appropriate line on the Placement Test Reply Form within one week of submitting a deposit.
Select Your Learning Community
An online Learning Community selection tool will be available in mid-April. You must make your selection by June 4th. Learning Community assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the learning community website for more information.
Apply for Financial Aid
To be considered for federal and state financial aid, as well as any merit or non-merit based scholarships, you must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the MARCH 1 DEADLINE.
Review the Financial Aid Office's checklist to ensure you have done all that is required: Financial Aid Checklist
Complete Mandatory Medical Paperwork
To ensure the health of our students, all incoming students are required to submit the Montclair State University Immunization Form. Please bring this form to your physician for completion.
Pay Your Student Account
Montclair State University offers a variety of payment options to suit your needs. Please visit the payment options page for full details on when bills are generated and how payment can be made.
Complete Your Housing Application Form
Students who have paid their tuition deposit ($225) and housing deposit ($300) must fill out housing forms. Housing is guaranteed to those who submit deposits by the May 1 deadline.
A reminder that housing is for the full academic year, both fall and spring semesters. Students will be notified via their MSU email account and have 5 days to cancel their agreement otherwise they will be held to the full academic year
Submit Your Final Transcripts
Your final transcripts, AP scores, and/or college transcripts must be sent to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. If your courses were still in progress at the time of your acceptance, or if you would like to receive credit for courses that you have taken, we MUST have the official transcript.
Attend Orientation/Register for Classes:
As a first year student, you need to attend a MANDATORY Orientation session where you will plan your first schedule and become acclimated to the campus. The Center for Advising & Student Transitions coordinates Orientation.