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Welcome Accepted CSAM Transfer Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Montclair State, and on your decision to join the College of Science and Mathematics! Your first step towards academic success is registering for classes, which you can do after meeting with an advisor. The goal of academic advising is to help our undergraduate students create an academic plan toward graduation. It allows students to become aware of what the general education requirements are, what requirements they need to meet in order to complete their specific degree program, as well as aides in solving any academic problems students may encounter during their time as a student at Montclair State University.

Step 1
Math and/or Chemistry Placement Testing

Placement tests are required for those interested in taking certain chemistry and mathematics courses. Placement tests are taken remotely at no cost to the student.

The following are required to take the Chemistry Readiness Test (CRT):

  • Students interested in taking Chemistry 120: General Chemistry I
  • Students majoring in:
    • Biochemistry
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth and Environmental Science
    • Exercise Science (Clinical and Pre-Professional Studies Concentration)
    • Molecular Biology
    • Physics
    • Sustainability Science
  • Participants in the Pre-Medical Program

The following are required to take the Math Placement Test:

  • Students interested in taking Calculus I (MATH 122) or Calculus A (AMAT 120)
  • All undergraduate majors in the College of Science and Mathematics
  • Students majoring in Exercise Science (Clinical and Pre-Professional Studies Concentration)
  • Participants in the Pre-Medical Program

After claiming your NetID, you should take your placement test(s) as soon as possible in Canvas. The Chemistry Readiness Test is 35 questions long, and has a 60 minute maximum time limit. The Math Placement Test is 25 questions long, and has a 75 minute maximum time limit.

Once you have completed your placement test(s), you will be able to register for your math and/or chemistry course the following day.

Exemptions for placement tests may be considered for students with AP or transfer credit. Students that have taken Calculus in high school may also be exempt from the Math Placement Test. Questions about exemptions can be directed to your advisor or the CSAM Student Success Center. If you do not have access to these test(s) in Canvas or have questions about the Chemistry and Math Placement tests, please contact the CSAM Student Success Center at csamssc@montclair.edu.

Step 2
RSVP for an advising session...

Please use this form to RSVP for a transfer advising session. In these sessions, you will have the opportunity to meet with faculty advisors from your major for advising, to obtain your Fall 2022 registration pin, and answer any academic questions you may have.

The following majors below must contact the departments directly to request an appointment:

Physics & Astronomy
Dr. Marc Favata, favatam@montclair.edu
Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Dr. Eric Forgoston, forgostone@montclair.edu

If you have an urgent question or concern, you can email the department contacts below:

Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Dr. Eric Forgoston, Professor and Department Chair
Book Your Appointment with Dr. Forgoston
Biology, Molecular Biology and Marine Biology & Coastal Sciences
Mr. Christopher Langner, Department Administrator
Book Your Appointment with Mr. Langner
Chemistry and Biochemistry
chemadvising@montclair.edu
Computer Science, Information Technology and Data Science
Ms. Eugenia Providence, Department Administrator
Book Your Appointment with Ms. Providence
Please contact providencee@montclair.edu directly if there are any difficulties booking an appointment.
Earth & Environmental Science, Geography and Sustainability Science
Dr. Greg Pope, Professor and Chairperson
Dr. Matthew Gorring, Assistant Chairperson
Book Your Appointment with Dr. Pope or Book Your Appointment with Dr. Gorring
Mathematics and Mathematics Education
Mr. George Grover, Department Administrator and Undergraduate Advisor
Book Your Appointment with Mr. Grover
Physics
Dr. Marc Favata, Professor and Chairperson
Book Your Appointment with Dr. Favata

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact: Christina Appassov, Academic Advisor & Transfer Student Specialist, sgambellonec@montclair.edu. You can also contact the CSAM Student Success Center at: csamssc@montclair.edu or visit our page. Please make sure to continue with Step 5 of the Transfer Student Checklist.

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