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. Review our Transfer FAQs for answers to some of the most commonly asked Transfer Admissions questions.
Complete and submit the application for transfer students.
After you submit the application, you will see instructions for paying the $65 non-refundable application fee (or submitting a fee waiver request) on the status page of your application portal. If you are applying to a program with an audition fee (Dance, Music, Music Therapy, Musical Theater or Theater), you will also see and be able to pay your audition fee through your status page.
Transfer students are required to submit an official transcript from ALL regionally accredited colleges and/or universities previously attended. Official transcripts must be sent to us directly from your previous college. Transcripts sent by students are not official. Please contact your previous college to have them send your official transcript. Official transcripts may be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue, Cole Hall
Montclair, NJ 07043
You may also submit an unofficial transcript for an admissions decision but your final official transcript will be required for enrollment. Upload your unofficial transcript in your application portal at apply.montclair.edu/portal/admissions
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, or students who have completed 30 or more college-level credits at a four-year institution.
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.
Essays are optional for most transfer applicants, however, certain majors require students to submit specific essay(s). You can view majors that require essays and their essay prompts here.
If you wish to submit a resume or list of extracurricular activities you’ve participated in for review, you can upload this document in your application or on your status page after submitting your application. Please note that a resume is required for Dance, Musical Theatre, and Theatre majors, but optional for all other programs.
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. For more information, visit our admissions requirements page.