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EOF Student Checklist

Now that you’ve been accepted to Montclair State, your next step is to enroll as a full-fledged Red Hawk.

Use the checklist below for guidance.

In addition to completing the steps on the Freshmen Student Checklist or Transfer Student Checklist, all accepted EOF students must also:

Step 1
Submit the FAFSA Financial Aid Form

For Freshmen Students:

Complete the 2024-25 FAFSA for your mandatory Residential Summer Academy program (June 30, 2024 – July 31, 2024) online as soon as possible. We recommend that you use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to link, or transfer, your tax return information from the IRS website into your FAFSA. Montclair State’s school code is 002617.

For Freshmen and Transfer Students:

To receive final acceptance into the EOF program for the academic year and 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 March 1.

Be sure to review the Financial Aid Checklist to make sure you have completed all necessary steps and to keep your financial aid applications on track.

Step 2
Placement Testing

Foreign Language Placement Testing:

All students at Montclair State University must complete or transfer in 6 credits of world language coursework to meet graduation requirements. If you plan to continue studying a world language you have studied previously, you must complete the Foreign Language Placement Test. Learn more about the test. 

Questions about Foreign Language Placement? Contact us for assistance.

Mathematics and Chemistry Placement Testing:

Placement tests are required for those interested in taking certain chemistry and mathematics courses. Placement tests are taken remotely at no cost to the student.

The following are required to take the Chemistry Readiness Test (CRT):

  • Students interested in taking Chemistry 120: General Chemistry I
  • Students majoring in:
    • Biochemistry
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth and Environmental Science
    • Exercise Science (Clinical and Pre-Professional Studies Concentration)
    • Molecular Biology
    • Physics
    • Sustainability Science
  • Participants in the Pre-Medical Program

The following are required to take the Math Placement Test:

  • Students interested in taking Calculus I (MATH 122) or Calculus A (AMAT 120)
  • All undergraduate majors in the College of Science and Mathematics
  • Students majoring in Exercise Science (Clinical and Pre-Professional Studies Concentration)
  • Participants in the Pre-Medical Program

After claiming your NetID, you should take your placement test(s) as soon as possible in Canvas. The Chemistry Readiness Test is 35 questions long, and has a 60 minute maximum time limit. The Math Placement Test is 25 questions long, and has a 75 minute maximum time limit.

Your academic advisor will use your placement test scores, and your First Year Schedule Questionnaire (Step 7) to create your fall schedule.

Exemptions for placement tests may be considered for students with AP or transfer credit. Students that have taken Calculus in high school may also be exempt from the Math Placement Test. Questions about exemptions can be directed to your advisor or the CSAM Student Success Center. If you do not have access to these test(s) in Canvas or have questions about the Chemistry and Math Placement tests, please contact the CSAM Student Success Center at

Step 3
Attend the mandatory Residential Summer Academy

All first-year students who are enrolling in the fall under the provisions of the EOF program are required to participate in an online mandatory Summer Academy from July-August. You will be contacted by Rahjaun Gordon regarding specific orientation requirements for EOF. Any questions, please contact Rahjaun Gordon at 973-655-7016 or Dr. Daniel Jean at 201-364-3382.

Step 4
Transfer of Aid

EOF Transfer Students should have the EOF Office at your current school submit a “Transfer of Aid” form to: Dr. Daniel Jean, Executive Director of EOF and Academic Development.

For questions about this process, please contact the Admissions EOF Counselor or visit the EOF page.