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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.

Spring and Fall 2019 Applicants: After you submit the application, you will see instructions for paying the $65 non-refundable application fee 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.

Spring and Fall 2019 Application

Step 2
Transcripts

College Transcripts

An official transcript from ALL regionally accredited colleges and/or universities previously attended. You can have your materials emailed to us at transfermsu@montclair.edu, 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

Fall 2018 Applicants:

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.

 

Spring and Fall 2019 Applicants: You will be able to upload an essay/personal statement prior to submitting your application. Essay prompts vary by major. You can view your major’s essay prompt 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.