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 (the eight-digit number) in the “Name” field and your PIN, which is your six-digit date of birth (MMDDYY), in the “Password” field.
|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.
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. 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.
- Please activate your NetID one to two business days after you submit your new student deposit.
- 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”.
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:
- 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 Transfer Credit Evaluation before your meeting and schedule your meeting ahead of your Transfer Student Orientation (TSO).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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:
- You do not have transfer credit for College Algebra or Pre-CalculusOR
- 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 email@example.com
Questions about this step? Contact the Academic Success Center at 973-655-5425, 973-655-4476, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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 email@example.com 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.
We offer a number of tuition payment options to meet your needs. Find out when bills are generated and how to make your payments.