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Visiting Student Applicants

Application Process for Visiting Students

Who is a Visiting Student Applicant?

If you are an undergraduate student (you have not been awarded a bachelor’s degree) who is currently enrolled and in good academic standing at a regionally accredited college or university, you are eligible to enroll as a visiting student. Enrollment as an undergraduate visiting student is a temporary status that Montclair State University makes available to students who are matriculated at other institutions.

Visiting Student Application Requirements

In order to be considered for admission to Montclair State University as a visiting student applicant, you must submit:

Important Information for Visiting Student Applicants:

The status of “visiting student” is limited to a maximum of two semesters, excluding summer and winter sessions. After two semesters as a visiting student, you must file an application for admission to a degree program and be accepted before further enrollment will be permitted. If you have been denied regular admission to Montclair State University, you are not eligible to be a visiting student during the semester for which you applied. The Visiting Student Application is valid for one semester of classes only. A new form must be submitted each semester.

The Visiting Student Application becomes available approximately two months prior to the start of a semester. Once processed, you will be eligible to register for open courses during the online registration periods. If you are intending to enroll in the fall or spring semester, you can register for classes approximately two weeks before the start of the semester. If you intend to register for classes during the summer or winter, you can register once the registration period is open for that session after completing the application.

As a Visiting Student, you will be charged a one-time, non-refundable $25 processing fee for the entire summer or winter Session upon your initial registration for one or more courses.

Registration may be completed up to and including the first meeting of the course as long as the course is open. It is advised that you register early to decrease the possibility of being closed out of classes. However, the University cannot guarantee that your preferred schedule will be available.

Registering For Classes:

You will receive a notification email with instructions on how to access your NEST account upon completion of your application being processed. You may then register for classes two weeks prior to the start of the semester by logging into NEST.