Educational Opportunity Fund Applicants

Application Process for EOF Students


Step 1
Online Application

Submit your application online and make sure to choose “EOF” under decision plan. If you are paying via fee waiver, please make sure to have your official waiver mailed or faxed to us:

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

Fax: (973) 655-3314

After you complete the application, you will see instructions for paying the non-refundable application fee (or submitting a fee waiver request). Then, you will be able to submit your application for review.

Freshman Application

Step 2
Transcript and Letter of Recommendation

Submit an official high school transcript and letter of recommendation from your counselor.

Step 3
Personal statement and Resume/List of Co-Curricular Activities

Complete and upload your Essay/Personal Statement. You will find the prompt by clicking “Apply Online & View Applications” on your Montclair State Account after submitting your application, then clicking “view” under Supplemental Items. This is also where you will be able to upload your essay directly to our system.

If you wish to submit a resume of list of extracurricular activities you’ve participated in for review, you should upload it as one document with your essay to your Montclair State account.

Freshmen Prompt:

Explain your reasons for seeking admission to Montclair State University, including what you believe are your academic strengths and interests. Be sure to explain any situations that may have had an impact, either positively or negatively, on your academic record. Students interested in sending a resume of extracurricular activities, volunteer work, internships, etc. can include it in the same document as their essay.

Step 4
EOF Supplement

After you have submitted your application, you will be able to access the link to the EOF Supplement under Supplemental Items on your Montclair State account. Fill this form out and either upload it to your account or e-mail it to

Step 5
Submit Income Verification Documents

Obtain and submit 2016 Income Verification documents such as tax returns, Social Security statements, Public Assistance statements, or court/state records verifying status as ward of state or orphan. Include your full name on envelope with your documents and send to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

NOTE: Non-tax filers must contact the IRS for a Verification of Non-filing Letter.

Step 6
Test Scores

Official SAT or ACT scores are optional. If you are submitting ACT scores, you must also take the optional writing portion of the test. Students submitting SAT scores should enter our CEEB code (002520). Students submitting ACT scores should enter our ACT school code (2572).

Step 7
Make a ZeeMee Profile - Optional

At Montclair State, we’re committed to providing a holistic admissions process for our students. In an effort to get to know our applicants a little bit better, we have partnered with ZeeMee, a free service that helps bring a student’s application to life. ZeeMee allows us to learn more about the student behind the application. You can make a profile at and simply copy and paste your link into your Montclair State University application.

Please note, submitting a ZeeMee profile is completely optional and review of your admissions application will not be delayed as long as all required materials are received by the stated deadlines.

College of the Arts Requirements

The Fine Arts, Music, Theatre, Dance, Communication Studies, Filmmaking and Television and Digital Media programs in the College of the Arts require you to complete an interview, audition or portfolio review in order to be considered for admission. Once your application for admission is complete, you will receive an email with information about how to schedule an interview, audition or portfolio review.

Links to College of the Arts admission guidelines and audition/interview/portfolio review dates can be found on the College of the Arts site.

Please note, admission to Montclair State University does not guarantee acceptance into the program of your choice.

Freshman Admission Standards

Montclair State University considers a number of factors in reviewing admissions applications. Well-qualified candidates for admission have a 3.2 or higher cumulative high school GPA on an un-weighted, 4.0 scale, a challenging course load (particularly in junior and senior years), and a variety of extracurricular activities. Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required, but, if you chose to submit those scores, they will be considered in the admissions process.

Applicants for admission are expected to complete a minimum of 16 units of college preparatory courses as follows:

  • 4 units of English
  • 3 units of mathematics (including Algebra, Geometry and Algebra II)
  • 2 units of the same foreign language
  • 2 units of a laboratory science
  • 2 units of social sciences
  • 3 additional units in any of the subject areas listed

Students are recognized in the admissions process for pursuing a challenging curriculum beyond the minimum requirements including:

  • Mathematics beyond Algebra II
  • A third or fourth year of the same foreign language
  • Honors courses
  • Laboratory science beyond chemistry
  • Advanced Placement courses

Other factors considered in our holistic review process include: strong letters of recommendation from teachers and/or counselors; a well-written, thoughtful admissions essay; and a commitment to extracurricular engagement, both in school and in the community.


A transfer student is anyone who has been enrolled in a regionally accredited college or university after graduating from high school. Even if you withdrew from the institution and received no credit, you should still complete the application for transfer admission.

Step 1
Online Application

Complete and submit the application for transfer students. After you complete the application, you will see instructions for paying the non-refundable application fee (or submitting a fee waiver request). Then, you will be able to submit your application for review.

Transfer Application

Step 2

College Transcripts

An official transcript from ALL regionally accredited colleges and/or universities previously attended.

High School Transcript

All transfer students must submit an official high school transcript. This requirement is waived for applicants who have completed or will have completed an associate’s degree.

Step 3
Test Scores

Although Montclair State University no longer requires SAT or ACT scores, students with fewer than 30 completed college credits may submit their scores if they would like them considered in the application process.

For us to use ACT scores in the admissions decision process, students must also have taken the optional writing portion of the test.

Step 4
Essay/Personal Statement

Complete and submit the Essay/Personal Statement after your application is submitted. Just follow the instructions on your Montclair State Account.

Transfer Student Prompt:

Please provide a brief description of your educational goals. Be sure to explain any discrepancies that may be reflected on your transcript.

Step 5
Submit Transfer of Aid Form

Have the EOF Office at your current school submit a “Transfer of Aid” form to:

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

Transfer Admission Standards

We review each application individually. However, when considering an applicant for transfer admission, strong candidates for admission generally meet the following criteria:

  • A sustained, rigorous academic curriculum with an overall “B” average
  • A demonstrated interest in intended major by displaying academic success in the courses taken

If you have attended more than one regionally accredited college or university, the grade point average from all schools will be considered.

Specific Admissions Requirements by College/School

In addition to our general Transfer Admission Standards, certain programs have their own specific standards for admission. These programs include:

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Jurisprudence: Completion of 24 college-level credits and 3.0 GPA

College of Science and Mathematics

  • Biology: 3.0 GPA
  • Computer Science: 3.0 GPA
  • Science Informatics: 3.0 GPA

College of Education and Human Services

  • Athletic Training: 3.0 GPA (fall admission only)
  • Exercise Science: 3.0 GPA AND the completion of at least 15 college level credits (fall deadline: June 1; spring deadline: November 15)
  • Family and Child Studies (all concentrations): 3.0 GPA

Feliciano School of Business

  • Accounting: 3.0 GPA AND the completion of at least 12 college level credits
  • Business Administration (all concentrations) and Economics: 3.0 cumulative GPA AND the completion of at least 12 college level credits

College of the Arts

  • Communication and Media Arts; Communication Studies: 3.0 GPA and interview
  • Filmmaking: 3.0 GPA and portfolio review
  • Journalism: 3.0 GPA and interview
  • Television and Digital Media: 3.0 GPA and interview

Please Note: All other College of the Arts programs (with the exception of Fashion Studies, Art History and Theatre Studies) require an interview, audition or portfolio review. Musical Theatre and Theatre Acting are for fall admission only. For more information, visit the student services portion of the College of the Arts webpage.

Links to College of the Arts Admission Guidelines and Audition/Interview/Portfolio Review dates can be found here:  Admission to the College of the Arts.