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.
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.
To pay your deposit, use your Campus Wide ID (CWID) provided in your acceptance letter. Log in using your CWID and your PIN, which is your six-digit date of birth (MMDDYY).
The fall 2020 deposit deadline is June 1, 2020.
If you are planning to live on campus, submit your non-refundable housing deposit by Monday, June 1. Housing is guaranteed for fall 2020 transfer students who submit their housing deposit by June1. 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.
Please allow 24-36 hours for your payment/s to be processed before moving on to Step 3.
Your NetID is your Montclair State email account login ID and your ID for other web-based University systems. Claim your NetID once your transfer student deposit is submitted and processed.
Please note, your NetID cannot be claimed until you complete the transfer student deposit payment process. Please claim your NetID one to two business days after you submit your transfer student deposit.
Start smart! Be sure to schedule a meeting with your academic advisor. Your advisor, a professional staff member from your chosen School/College, will help you select your courses for your first semester at Montclair State.
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:
- College of the Arts
- College of Education and Human Services
- College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- College of Science and Mathematics
- Feliciano School of Business
- University College (Undeclared)
To make the most of your time, review your degree audit before your meeting and schedule your meeting ahead of your Transfer Student Orientation (TSO).
All new students must complete MANDATORY Virtual Transfer Student Orientation, coordinated by the Center for Leadership and Engagement. Transfer Student Orientation is designed to support your introduction to the University.
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. Go to the “Degree Audit” look and click on “DegreeWorks.”
Please note that your audit will be available for your review online shortly after you receive your acceptance notification.
Learn more about our Transfer Credit Appeals Process.
The University Health Center oversees mandatory student enrollment health requirements.
To complete these requirements:
- Download and print the immunization forms from the University Health Center
- 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.
- 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.
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 Aetna and completing the waiver process.
For details about the Montclair State University Health Insurance Plan, visit our website.
All transfer students with fewer than 24 credit hours need to complete appropriate testing—or receive exemption—prior to registering for coursework.
The Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT) lets us assess your current level of academic preparedness. We administer the Accuplacer for reading and mathematics placement testing. If your major requires General Chemistry I, you must also take the Chemistry Readiness Test.
Complete and submit the Placement Test Reply Form. Please note that you should return the form within ONE week of being accepted to Montclair State.
Note Regarding Placement Testing for Incoming Students: Montclair State University is committed to the safety and well being of our students, faculty, and staff. Therefore, as a precautionary measure, placement testing has been postponed at this time.The Academic Success Center will be providing additional information in early to mid April regarding placement testing requirements. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
If, after taking the reading portion of the MSUPT, it is determined that you need remediation, you will be required to complete the remedial reading course during the summer before fall entry or the winter before spring entry. You will not be able to enroll for classes until you complete the required remedial reading course. More information about reading remediation policy can be found on the academic assessment website listed above.
Incoming transfer students may also need to take a foreign language placement test. Find out if you need to take a foreign language placement test.
You won’t have to wait in line on Orientation day to have your photo taken for your University ID card as long as you submit your photo at least two days prior to Orientation. Your card will be distributed to you during Orientation.
Just go to the ID Card Office website to learn how.
Make sure your final college and high school transcripts are submitted prior to the start of the semester. Official transcripts may be submitted electronically directly from your institution to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to us at
Montclair State University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1 Normal Avenue, Dickson Hall
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.
We offer a number of tuition payment options to meet your needs. Find out when bills are generated and how to make your payments.