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Whether you’re looking to begin an application, have questions about transferring to Montclair State or trying to check your application status, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is pleased to help you in any way we can.

Discover Montclair, Your Way

You have your own passions, goals and interests – why would you want a viewbook made for anyone but you? Explore only the academic programs, career opportunities and clubs that you’re interested in to envision exactly what your life would be like in Red Hawk Country.

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Montclair Admissions Counselors are here to help! Let us put you in touch with virtual resources to help you get to know Montclair State University and make the decision to become a Red Hawk.

Have questions about the status of your application? Need information about changing your major? Want to know more about what life is like as a Red Hawk? We’re ready to answer any questions you may have. Just sign up for a telecounseling appointment and let us know how you’d like to be contacted—via phone, online chat, or web conference—and an Admissions Counselor will be in touch with you during your appointment time:

Freshman Telecounseling Appointment Transfer Telecounseling Appointment

We look forward to continuing to support you through your college application process.

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Undergraduate Admission Office Hours

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions, located in Susan A. Cole Hall (formerly College Hall), Suite 100, is happy to serve you:

Fall and Spring Semester

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. –  4:30 p.m.

Winter and Spring Break

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


  • Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday: Closed

Please feel free to call us directly at 973-655-4444. Fax your application materials to 973-655-7700.

Admissions Staff

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Jordanna Maziarz
Director of Undergraduate Admissions


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Joseph Niclas
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions


Mukund Gopalakrishnan

Mukund Gopalakrishnan
Associate Director for CRM Data Analytics and Technology

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Julissa Duran
Associate Director for Marketing and Events


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Larissa Lamont
Senior Assistant Director Of Pre-Enrollment Services


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Erin Samples
Assistant Director, Transfer Review and Recruitment


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Fred Stolarski
Assistant Director, Campus Visit Experience

Phone: 973-655-6919
Tours: 973-655-5322

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Donna McLearie
Program Assistant


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Neris Fleming
Coordinator for Specialized Engagement Programs


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Dina Rezk
Coordinator of CRM Data and Technology


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Marisa Portuesi Petryna
Customer Service Coordinator

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Vanessa Devericks
Lead Admissions Counselor for Recruitment Coordination

  • Special Populations: Adult Learner (CAL and OLA) applicants; Alumni Recruitment Team.
  • Recruitment Territory: New Jersey Counties – Morris and Sussex


Cherese Jackson

Cherese Jackson
EOF Admissions Counselor

  • Recruitment Territory: New Jersey Counties – Hudson, Passaic, Essex


Anisha Saini

Anisha Saini 
Admissions Counselor

  • Recruitment Territory: New Jersey Counties – Middlesex and Monmouth; New York – Long Island


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Amanda Jimenez
Admissions Counselor

  • Recruitment Territory: New Jersey Counties – Hunterdon, Warren, Somerset, Mercer, and Union, New York – Staten Island


Zachary Gamache

Zachary Gamache
Admissions Counselor

  • Recruitment Territory: Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland


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Arturo Fernandez
Admissions Counselor

  • Recruitment Territory: New Jersey Counties – Union, Atlantic, Ocean, Cape May; and Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia


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Maria Zaino
Transfer Admissions Counselor
Special Population: Transfer applicants and re-admit applicants.


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Lisa Williams
Transfer Admissions Counselor
Special Population: Freshman in Advanced Standing


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Zabdi Medel
Community College Liaison


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Kenei Miyazawa
Pre-Enrollment Specialist for Students
Special Population: Veteran and Military applicants.


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Jodi Cotugno
Pre-Enrollment Specialist for Students (E-K)
Special Population: Athletes


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Allyxandra Nowatnick
Pre-Enrollment Specialist for Students (L-Q)


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Anne Marie Lopez
Pre-Enrollment Specialist for Students (R-Z)
Special Population: Visiting and Non-Degree applicants


Maria Rizzitello

Maria Rizzitello
Pre-Enrollment Assistant


Guidance Counselor Liaison