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Transfer Applicants

Application Process for Transfer Students

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 $65 non-refundable application fee (or submitting a fee waiver request). Then you will be able to submit your application for review.

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Step 2

College Transcripts

An official transcript from ALL regionally accredited colleges and/or universities previously attended. You can have your materials emailed to us at, mailed, or faxed:

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

Fax: (973) 655-7700

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.

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 (fall admission only)
  • 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): 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 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.