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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
Before you meet with an advisor...

If you do not have transfer credit for Intermediate/College Algebra or Pre-Calculus, then please fill out the Math & Chemistry Placement Form. In addition, if your major requires Chemistry and you do not have transfer credit for at least General Chemistry I, then please fill out the link above. Students will be placed into Math and/or Chemistry courses based on previous academic history. Your information will be verified by an advisor in the CSAM Student Success Center. Next, an advisor will let you know which Math and/or Chemistry courses that will be appropriate for you soon after you submit the form. If you have questions about this process, please email csamssc@montclair.edu.  

Step 2
RSVP for an advising session...

Please register for an advising session using our Spring 2022 CSAM Transfer Advising Session RSVP Form. Note that there are sessions offered both in-person and virtual. In these sessions, you will have the opportunity to meet with faculty advisors from your major for advising, to obtain your Spring 2022 registration pin, and answer any academic questions you may have. If possible, please bring a laptop so that you can register for classes. 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
Dr. Saliya Desilva, Professor and Chairperson
Book Your Appointment with Dr. Desilva
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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