Accepted International Students Checklist
Learn more about the I-20 Process you must complete before arriving at Montclair State University.
Obtain your NetID
Each student is given a NetID which functions as both your e-mail and logon to many MSU 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 2013 Candidate Reply Form Form found in your Acceptance Packet and submit it with the appropriate deposit by the MAY 1 DEADLINE.
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.
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 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 secondary school and/or college transcripts must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 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 evaluation of the transcript. These transcripts should be evaluated by an accredited credential evaluation service. For a list of such services, please visit www.naces.org.
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 and Student Transitions coordinates Orientation.