Information for Graduate and Undergraduate students
Graduation Requirements and Information
Commencement and Diploma
Final Audit for Graduation/Certification
Academic Information: Courses of Study and Faculty
Cancellation of Courses and Staffing
Faculty Office Hours
Grade Point Average (GPA)
The GPA is determined by dividing the total quality points earned by the total number of quality hours. Method:
1. Determine the arithmetic value for each letter grade (see above).
2. Multiply the credit hours for each course by the arithmetic value for the letter grade to obtain the quality points.
3. Total all quality hours at Montclair State University.
4. Total all quality points earned at Montclair State.
5. Divide the total quality points by the total quality hours to find cumulative average (GPA).
3 credit hours in course with grade of C (2) = 6 quality points
3 credit hours in course with grade of B (3) = 9 quality points
4 credit hours in course with grade of A (4) = 16 quality points
2 credit hours in course with grade of B (3) = 6 quality points
Transfer credits and grades of P, IN, AU, NC, RD-, RD, RD+ and RF (repeat) are not included in the calculation of grade point average.
The grade "IN" is intended to indicate that the student has not completed the course and that a grade is being withheld until the work is performed and approved. Students must enter into a formal contract with the faculty prior to the end of the semester. The "IN," if not replaced with a final grade by Feb. 15 for fall incomplete's, June 30 for spring and Oct. 15 for summer, will become a grade of "F." Exceptions can be granted only upon petition to the appropriate College or School Dean. Students are not permitted to "sit in" a class in a subsequent term as part of the contract for replacing the "IN" grade.
It is the student's responsibility to satisfactorily complete a prerequisite course before scheduling a dependent course.
Study Abroad/International Summer Institutes
Location: Global Education Center
Phone: (973) 655-4483 (study abroad)
(973) 655-4185 (summer institutes)
International Summer Institutes
Withdrawal from Courses
Enrollment/Admission Procedures and Information
Change of name and/or address
It is the student's responsibility to notify the Office of the Registrar of a name and/or address change. A name change must be accompanied by a copy of the document which legalizes the name, such as a marriage certificate, a divorce decree which indicates the maiden name, a court order, or a naturalization document which specifies a change of name. Forms for changing a name and/or address are available in the Office of the Registrar, College Hall - Room 204 or online at: www.montclair.edu/registrar.
All name change requests must be in writing. To update your address through WESS, log on to www.montclair.edu. Upon successful entry, under Personal Information, click on Addresses.
Registration/Web Enrollment Services for Students (WESS)
Students may log in to WESS at wfs.montclair.edu (from Quick Links, select WESS) and use their Student ID number and their six digit PIN number to gain access to the services offered. Students may utilize WESS to register for courses, check their grades for all the semesters they have completed, check their personal information, add/drop courses, and analyze their academic progress.
It is the student's responsibility to satisfactorily complete any pre-requisite courses before scheduling a dependent course.
Tuition and Fees
Undergraduates enrolled in Graduate courses