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Transfer 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.

Step 1
Know your Campus Wide ID (CWID) and PIN

Check your acceptance letter for your CWID and PIN. Your PIN is your six-digit birthday (MMDDYY). You will need them to submit your New Student Deposit.

Questions about this step? Misplaced your CWID or PIN? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 973-655-4444 or email transfermsu@montclair.edu for assistance.

Step 2
Tell us you're coming to Montclair State

To pay your deposit, use your Campus Wide ID (CWID) provided in your acceptance letter. Log in using your CWID (the eight-digit number) in the “Name” field and your PIN, which is your six-digit date of birth (MMDDYY), in the “Password” field.

Deposit Deadlines

Semester Deadline
Spring 2022 December 1, 2021
Fall 2022 June 15, 2022

If you are planning to live on campus this spring 2022, please submit your non-refundable housing deposit immediately.

If your are planning to live on campus fall 2022, please submit your non-refundable housing deposit by May 1.  Housing is guaranteed for fall 2022 transfer students who submit their housing deposit by May 1.  Once we have processed your new student deposit and housing deposit, you may complete the online Housing Application. Click “Housing Assignments” to access the application.

Questions about your Transfer Student Deposit? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 973-655-4444 or email transfermsu@montclair.edu for assistance.

Questions about your Housing Deposit and Application? Contact the Office of Residence Life at 973-655-5188 or email reslife@montclair.edu for assistance.

Please allow 24-36 hours for your payment/s to be processed before moving on to Step 3.

Step 3
Obtain your NetID

Your NetID is your Montclair State email account login ID and your ID for other web-based University systems. Your NetID and instructions for how to activate it will be emailed to you 2-3 business days after you deposit. Please note, your NetID cannot be activated until you submit your new student deposit.

  1. Please activate your NetID one to two business days after you submit your new student deposit.
  2. Once your NetID has been activated, you will begin receiving communications to your Montclair State email account from your academic advisors and other University staff. To log in, visit gmail.com, enter your NetID@montclair.edu, use your NetID password and click “Sign in”.

Questions about this step? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 973-655-4444 or email msuadm@montclair.edu for assistance.

Step 4
Schedule a Meeting with Your Advisor

Start smart! Our academic advisors are actively reaching out to your Montclair State email address to schedule an advisement appointment, but don’t wait! Follow the links below to connect with your advisor and build your course schedule sooner! Your advisor, a professional staff member from your chosen School/College, will help you select your courses for your first semester at Montclair State. Before scheduling an advisement appointment be sure you have submitted your enrollment deposit and have received confirmation that your credits have been evaluated.

Due to COVID-19, at this time all transfer advising sessions will be conducted virtually via Zoom/Google, phone, or email. Contact information for your specific advisor can be found online at:

To make the most of your time, review your Transfer Credit Evaluation before your meeting and schedule your meeting ahead of your Transfer Student Orientation (TSO).

Questions about this step? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 973-655-4444 or email transfermsu@montclair.edu for assistance.

Step 5
Register for and attend Orientation

For Spring 2022 Students:

Your Transfer Student Orientation is how you’ll kick off your time at Montclair State University with a bang! Through a mixture of live sessions presented by staff and faculty, pre-recorded information, and interactive modules, you’ll learn about our community and meet the people who make it a great place to be.

Register Now

 

For Fall 2022 Students:

Montclair State University will be hosting a pre-fall Red Hawk Orientation program for all new students and their families! A website regarding Orientation registration and information will be launched on February 1, 2022. We’ll email you with updates and specific information closer to that date.

Questions about this step? Contact the Center for Leadership and Engagement at 973-655-4162 or email orientation@montclair.edu for assistance.

Step 6
Review your Transfer Credit Evaluation

To learn how courses are transferred to Montclair State and to understand their course equivalencies, log into the NEST student services website. Enter your CWID and your PIN and click on “register for classes” at the top of the page. Please note: If you have already claimed your Net ID, you will use those credentials to log into NEST to view your Transfer Credit Evaluation.

Once logged in, go to the “Transfer Credit Evaluation” and click on “DegreeWorks.”

Your audit will be available for your review online shortly after you receive your acceptance notification.

Join us for our Transfer Pre-Advisement: How To Read My Transfer Credit Evaluation event for an overview on how to read your Transfer Credit Evaluation. We will discuss how transfer credits are accepted, how requirements are fulfilled, and the meaning behind posted attributes.

Learn more about our Transfer Credit Appeals Process.

Questions about this step? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 973-655-4444 or email transfermsu@montclair.edu for assistance.

Step 7
Fulfill mandatory immunization requirements

The University Health Center oversees mandatory student enrollment health requirements.

To complete these requirements:

  1. Download and print the immunization forms from the University Health Center
  2. Have your health care provider complete and sign the forms. Records from your high school or another university may be submitted in place of these forms.
  3. Enter your immunization record information from the forms into the online My Health application. Scan and upload your paperwork into the My Health portal. Please note that the University Health Center is no longer accepting documentation in paper form. Therefore, please do not mail completed forms to the University. Instead, scan and upload all documents online in the portal.

Please note that you will not be considered compliant until you have submitted your immunization record information online and until the University Health Center has received and validated the actual forms.

Questions about this step? Contact the University Health Center at 973-655-4361 or email immunization@montclair.edu for assistance.

Step 8
Assure adequate health insurance coverage

All full-time Montclair State students are required to have health insurance coverage. We will automatically enroll you in the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan.

If you have private health insurance coverage, you must waive this enrollment by showing proof of other insurance by going to University Health Plans and completing the waiver process. You will need to enter your CWID number with a uppercase “M” before the digits (i.e. m12345678).

For details about the Montclair State University Health Insurance Plan, visit our website.

Questions about Health Insurance? Contact the Office of Student Accounts at 973-655-4105 or email studentaccou@montclair.edu for assistance.

Step 9
Register for placement tests

Transfer students with fewer than 24 credit hours need to complete appropriate testing -or receive exemption -prior to registering for coursework.

Foreign Language Placement Testing

All students at Montclair State University must complete the foreign language requirement to graduate. If your transfer coursework does not meet the foreign language requirement, you may need to complete the Foreign Language Placement Test. Learn more about the test.

Math & Chemistry Placement

Transfer students in majors within the College of Science and Mathematics must complete the Math & Chemistry Placement Form if:

  1. You do not have transfer credit for College Algebra or Pre-CalculusOR
  2. Your major requires Chemistry and you do not have transfer credit for at least General Chemistry I.

Students will be placed into Math and/or Chemistry courses based on previous academic history. You can expect a response soon after you submit the Math & Chemistry Placement Form. If you have questions about Math & Chemistry placement, please contact csamssc@montclair.edu

Questions about this step? Contact the Academic Success Center at 973-655-5425, 973-655-4476, or email asc@montclair.edu for assistance.

Step 10
Save Time! Submit your own photo for your University ID card

Upload your photo to obtain your University ID card.

Just go to the ID Card Office website to learn how.

Questions about this step? Contact the ID Card Office at 973-655-4147 or email cardservices@montclair.edu for assistance.

Step 11
Submit your final transcripts

Make sure your final official college and high school transcripts have been submitted prior to the start of the semester. An “official” final transcript comes to us directly from your originating institution, either in the mail or electronically. Your originating institution can submit your transcript electronically to transfermsu@montclair.edu or they can mail it to us at:

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

The high school transcript requirement is waived for incoming transfer students who have earned an associate degree or 60+ credits from a four-year institution.

Questions about this step? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 973-655-4444 or email transfermsu@montclair.edu for assistance.

Step 12
Pay your student account

We offer a number of tuition payment options to meet your needs. Find out when bills are generated and how to make your payments.

Questions about this step? Contact the Office of Student Accounts at 973-655-4105 or email studentaccou@montclair.edu for assistance.