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Resources for Transfer Students

At Montclair State, we’re proud to attract talented and ambitious transfer students from across the country. We invite you to be one of them. Please review our Transfer FAQs for answers to some of the most commonly asked Transfer Admissions questions.

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Red Hawk Restart: Fall 2020 Reopening

Montclair State is prepared to reopen when New Jersey enters Stage 3 of Governor Phil Murphy’s phased approach to recovery. The restart plan will guide every aspect of how we operate, from safeguards, to academics, to campus life, housing, dining, transportation and more. Review the detailed plan now on our Red Hawk Restart website. 

Transfer Events

Virtual Events

Virtual Transfer Instant Decision Days: Every Tuesday – Our Transfer Admissions Counselors are offering Virtual Instant Decision Days to all Fall 2020 Transfer applicants every Tuesday. A Transfer Admissions Counselor will call you and you’ll receive an admissions decision on the spot! In order to select an Instant Decision appointment, you must first submit your transfer application online.

Register for a Virtual Transfer Instant Decision Day

Webinars and Information Sessions

Our Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid teams are hosting webinars for various topics including:

  • How to Apply Webinars for Transfer Students
  • How to Apply Webinars for 2+2 Applicants
  • Teacher Education Transfer Talks
  • Tau Sigma Honor Society Transfer Talk
  • Financial Aid and Student Accounts

Sign up for a Webinar

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Video Viewbook and Interactive Campus Map – Soar like a Red Hawk and immerse yourself in Montclair State’s beautiful campus through our new Video Viewbook and Interactive Campus Map! See why Montclair State is the right school for you as you learn about our academic programs, the value of a Montclair State education, and Red Hawk Life.

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Our Transfer Admissions Counselors, Financial Aid Counselors and staff from our Disability Resource Center are available for telecounseling sessions via phone, online chat, or web conference! When you sign up, you’ll select your preferred date and time and provide a brief description of what you’d like to discuss to ensure our staff is prepared to help you and your family. Register for a telecounseling session below:

Webinars and Information Sessions

Our Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid teams are hosting webinars for various topics including How to Apply Webinars for Transfer Students, Teacher Education Transfer Talks, Financial Aid and Student Accounts, and more. We’re constantly adding new dates and topics.

Sign up for a Webinar

Live Chat

We’ve implemented a live chat feature on our Admissions Homepage. Here, you’ll be able to connect with an actual admissions staff member and have all your questions answered in real time. If you’ve already chatted with our Rocky Bot, make sure to click the three dots at the top of the chat screen and select “Restart Conversation” – this will allow you to start a Live Chat. (This is currently staffed Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Social Media

Make sure to connect with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions on all our social media platforms:

NJ Scholar Corps Program

Montclair State University is a proud participant in the NJ Scholar Corps program, inviting New Jersey students who are studying out of state to come home, complete their studies, and help rebuild and revitalize their home communities and their home state.

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Montclair State 2+2 Program

Montclair State’s program is a unique and exciting opportunity designed for New Jersey community college students. Montclair State University has entered into a series of agreements that guarantee admission to Montclair State University for students who enroll at various community colleges and complete an associate’s degree.

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Ready to transfer to Montclair State?

Our Transfer Application deadline has been extended until further notice. We understand that certain schools may be closed or there may be delays in processing transcripts and other materials, so we will be accepting unofficial transcripts for decisions. Please upload your unofficial transcripts to your application portal.

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Our Pass/Fail Policy

Generally, courses taken with a grade of “P”, “CR”, or “S” are accepted at full credit value, provided they are college-level credits from your previous school. Exceptions to this policy include courses that are required for nursing students in the School of Nursing, and other courses in programs linked to accreditation or licensure. View courses in programs that do not apply for pass/fail.

Information on Residence Life

Join us for a Residence Life Red Hawk Talk to engage with staff from the Office of Residence Life and learn all about living on campus at Montclair State!

Housing for First-Year and Transfer Students New Student Housing Selection Process

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If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us at 973-655-4444 or