Accepted Student Checklist

‌You've been accepted, now it's time to take the next step to becoming a Red Hawk! Please be sure to review your supplemental items depending on your application type (freshman, transfer, international, EOF, military, adult) listed below the general checklist. Readmit students, please follow the Readmit Student Checklist.

1. Let Us Know You’re Coming!

Complete the Candidate Reply Form found in your Acceptance Packet and submit it with the appropriate non-refundable New Student Deposit to reserve your place at Montclair State. If you are interested in campus housing, submit the housing deposit with your New Student Deposit and Candidate Reply Form. Once processed, you may complete the online housing application. Go to the Residence Life website and click "Housing Assignments" from the top navigation tabs to access the online application.

2. Know Your CWID

Your Campus-Wide Identifier (CWID) is your key to Montclair State. This eight-digit number identifies you as a Montclair State Student and was assigned to you when you began you application for admission. If you don't know your CWID, you can find it by logging on to Web Enrollment Services for Students (WESS) with your Social Security number. Once you find your CWID, keep it handy, as you will need it to complere other enrollment steps.

3. Your PIN

Use your PIN to sign into your WESS account. It was also established when you created your application for admission. Unless you have changed it, your PIN is your six-digit birthday (i.e., if you were born on January 1, 1994, your PIN would be 010194). Having PIN trouble? No problem! Just call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 973-655-4444, and we can help you reset your PIN.

4. Obtain your NetID

Your NetID is your Montclair State email account login ID and your ID for other web-based University systems. Establish your NetID by visiting netid.montclair.edu. You must complete this step first in order to finish other items on the checklist. Please note, your NetID cannot be established before your New Student Deposit and Candidate Reply Form is submitted ti us and processed. Please allow 24 hours for your NetID to become active after creating it.

5. Complete Mandatory Health Requirements

The University Health Center oversees all mandatory health requirements for students. You will need to:

  • Submit the Montclair State University Immunization Form enclosed in the acceptance packet. This form must be completed by your physician and submitted by June 1 for fall enrollment, or two weeks after the submission of your New Student and Housing deposits for spring entry. The University Health Center also provides an online version of the Immunization Form.
  • Obtain adequate health insurance coverage. All full-time college students in New Jersey are required to carry adequate health insurance coverage. Montclair State University will automatically enroll you in health insurance coverage paid for through the Health Insurance Fee. This fee covers the premium cost of health insurance provided through the University for students who do not have private coverage. You can waive this fee by showing proof of outside coverage. Details about the Montclair State University Health Insurance Policy cand be found at firststudent.com. Visit the University Health Center website for instructions on how to waive the Health Insurance fee.

    All completed forms for your health requirements should be mailed or faxed to:
    Montclair State University Health Center
    1 Normal Avenue, Blanton Hall
    Attn: Immunization Program
    Montclair, NJ 07043
    Fax: 973-655-4159


Select your application type:

Freshmen | Transfer | International | EOF | Adult Students | Military | Readmit


Freshmen

In addition to the general checklist at the top of the page, all accepted freshmen students must complete the following:

6. Register for Placement Testing

All first-year students need to complete the approprate placement testing- or receive exemption- prior to registering for coursework. Taking the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT) allows us to assess your current level of academic preparedness. Montclair State administers the Accuplacer for a placement test in reading and mathematics. Students whose majors require General Chemistry I must also take the Chemistry Readiness test.

Complete and submit the online Placement Test Reply Form. From this page, click the "Assessment and Testing" tab in the left navigation to review the criteria and policy for testing (or exemption from testing) and to complete and submit the form. It is important to nate that if, after taking the reading postion of the MSUPT, it is determined that you need further remediation, you will have to complete the required remedial reading course. The remedial rediang course must be taken in the summer prior to fall entry or the winter prior to spring entry. Students who are required to complete the remedial reading course will not be able to enroll for classes until the class is completed. More information about our reading remediation policy can be found on the academic assessment website listed aboce. This supports your best start possible at Montclair State.

Incoming first-year students may also need to take a foreign language placement test. Visit flp.montclair.edu to view the requirements and register for the placement test, if required.

7. Attend Orientation/Register for Classes

The Center for Advising and Student Transitions (CAST) coordinates Montclair State's orientation programs. All new students must attend a MANDATORY orientation session. Register for the orientation experience desgined to support your introduction to the University.

All incoming first-year students must register for the Montclair State Orientation Experience. Register online for Orientation. For more information, please call the Center for Advising and Student Transitions: 973-655-7114.

Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) scholars. Register online for orientation.

All incoming adult students, contact 973-655-4162 for orientation and next steps.

8. Submit your Final Transcripts

Your final high school transcripts (with graduation date) and AP and CLEP scores must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Please submit your final transcripts to:

Montclair State University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

9. Pay your Student Account

Montclair State University offers a variety of tuition payment options to suit your needs. Please visit the payment options web page for full details on when bills are generated and how payment can be made.

10. Attend an Accepted Student Day

April 12th, 2015 or

April 19th, 2015

11. 'Like' the Class of 2019 Facebook page:

Montclair State University Class of 2019 Facebook


Transfer

In addition to the general checklist at the top of this webpage, all accepted transfer students must complete the following:

6. Register for Placement Testing

All adult learners and transfer students with fewer than 24 credit hours need to complete the appropriate placement testing- or receive exemption- prior to registering for coursework. Taking the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT) allows us to assess your current level of academic preparedness. Montclair State administers the Accuplacer for a placement test in reading and mathematics. Students whose majors require General Chemistry I must also take the Chemistry Readiness test.

Complete and submit the online Placement Test Reply Form. From this page, click the "Assessment and Testing" tab in the left navigation to review the criteria and policy for testing (or exemption from testing) and to complete and submit the form. It is important to nate that if, after taking the reading postion of the MSUPT, it is determined that you need further remediation, you will have to complete the required remedial reading course. The remedial rediang course must be taken in the summer prior to fall entry or the winter prior to spring entry. Students who are required to complete the remedial reading course will not be able to enroll for classes until the class is completed. More information about our reading remediation policy can be found on the academic assessment website listed aboce. This supports your best start possible at Montclair State.

Incoming transfer students and adult learners may also need to take a foreign language placement test. Visit flp.montclair.edu to view the requirements and register for the placement test, if required.

7. Attend Orientation/Register for Classes

All new students must attend a MANDATORY orientation session. Register for the orientation experience designed to support your introduction to the University.

All incoming transfer students with 30 ore more credits must register for Transfer Student Orientation. Register for Transfer Student Orientation online. For more information, please call Academic Success and Retention programs at 973-655-4162.

All incoming transfer students with 29 or fewer credits must register for the Montclair State Orientation Experience. Register online for Orientation. For more information, please call the Center for Advising and Student Transitions: 973-655-7114.

All incoming adult learners must register for Adult Success Orientation. Please call 963-655-4162 for more information and to register.

8. Review your Analysis of Academic Progress*

To understand how courses are transferred to Montclair State and their course equivalency, log in to the WESS stystem. Click on "Enter Student Services." Enter your CWID (or social security number) and your PIN. Select "Analysis of Academic Progress" from under the heading "Student Records."

*Your analysis will be available for review online within approximately 10 business days after acceptance notification.

Transfer Credit Appeals Process

9. Submit your Final Transcripts

Transfer students: Your final college and high school transcripts must be sent to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. The high school transcript requirement is waived for applicants who have earned an associate degree or 60-plus credits from a four-year institution.

Please submit your final transcripts to:

Montclair State University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

10. Pay your Student Account

Montclair State University offers a variety of tuition payment options to suit your needs. Please visit the payment options web page for full details on when bills are generated and how payment can be made.


International

In addition to the general checklist at the top of this webpage, all accepted international students must complete the following:

You must complete the I-20 Application‌ before arriving at Montclair State University.

Complete Your Placement Test Reply Forms

Placement tests are administered to many incoming freshmen to establish the 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.

Review the Foreign Language Placement Announcement and complete the registration form.


EOF

In addition to the general checklist at the top of the page, all accepted EOF Freshmen students must complete the following:

Submit the Finanical Aid Form

For final acceptance into the EOF program and also to be considered for federal and state financial aid, as well as any merit or non-merit-based scholarships, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form by the MARCH 1 PRIORITY DEADLINE.

Review the Financial Aid Checklist to ensure you have done all that is required.

Complete Your Placement Test Reply Forms

Placement tests are administered to many incoming freshmen to establish the 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 your tuition deposit.

Review the Foreign Language Placement Announcement and complete the registration form.

Attend Six-Week Summer Academy

First-year EOF scholars enrolling in the fall under the provisions of the EOF Program are required to attend the Residential Summer Academy, a rigorous six-week institute designed to assist students with the successful academic and social transition to the University experience.

EOF Transfer Students: Follow the Transfer Application Requirements and have the EOF Office at your current institution submit a "Transfer of Aid" form.

For questions regarding this process, please contact the Admissions EOF Counselor or visit the EOF webpage.


Adult Students

In addition to the general checklist at the top of this webpage, all accepted adult students must complete the following:

Complete Your Placement Test Reply Forms

All entering adult students are required to submit a Placement Test Reply Form. Adult studens with less than 24 credit hours will need to complete the appropriate placement testing to determine proper course placement in reading, writing, or math. Adult students with 24 or more earned credit hours should indicate their ecemption from basic skills testing in reading, writing, or math as per policy. 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 your tuition deposit.

Review the Foreign Language Placement Announcement and complete the registration form.

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 Checklist to ensure you have done all that is required.

Review your Analysis of Academic Progress

As an adult student, you will able to access your Analysis of Academic Progress (i.e. Credit Evaluation) within 10 business days from the receipt of your acceptance letter. The credit evaluation will tell you how your courses are transferring over and what courses you have left to complete in order to receive your degree from Montclair State. To learn more about the Analysis of Academic Progress and how to access it, visit the Academic Success & Retention Programs website.

By comparing the information on your Analysis to the courses being offered during the upcoming semester, you will have the foundational tools neeeded to build your schedule through WESS during your initial meeting with the Coordinator of Academic Success Programs.

Meet the Coordinator for Academic Success Programs & Register for Classes

All Adult Learning students are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment with the Coordinator for Academic Success Programs upon admission to the University. During your first appointment you will have the opportunity to gain insight into course registration, learn specific information about your major requirements, and become better prepared for your academic career at Montclair State University.


Military

All accepted active military and veteran students should complete the checklist which corresponds with the submitted application, either Freshmen or Transfer.

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 Checklist to ensure you have done all that is required.


Additional Info

The Office of Student Financial Aid works closely with the Buffalo Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office to assist veterans and service members with educational benefit applications and the certification process. A Accepted Vet/Military GI Checklist is available to assist you with the process.

Montclair State University is a Yellow Ribbon School. Please see the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website for program specifics.

Visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website and review the various education benefits administered by the VA. This website will provide:

1. If you are considering switching to the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33), please be aware that it is an irrevocable decision when you elect to relinquish one of the other VA benefit programs (Chapter 30, 1606, 1607).
2. If you are unclear about which program would best suit your needs, we suggest you contact the VA in writing. Montclair State University is unable to provide this type of advice because the VA determines each individual’s eligibility based on military records. We also suggest you keep a copy of their response for your records.
3. Visit the Veterans Online Application Website (VONAPP) to apply for benefits. If you have any questions when you are completing the form, please call the VA at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).
4. Once you receive your certification from the VA, make an appointment to see Mr. Kenneth Key, Veterans Certifying Officer for Montclair State University. Mr. Key can be reached at (973) 655-4462. His office is located in the Undergraduate Admissions Office, College Hall Room 100. Bring a copy of your certification and your DD214.
5. Any changes to your schedule must be immediately reported to Mr. Key. IMPORTANT: If you withdrawal from a course, you will be responsible for any overpayment made by the VA on your behalf.