Please click here to see the eligibility requirements.
Students may choose from a wide variety of undergraduate courses within the 100 and 200 levels. View our suggested course list. Students participating in a specific program/institute should check their acceptance letter regarding which course(s) to take. For students with questions about foreign language courses, please click here.
There is no fee at the time of application for Early College applicants.
No, you do not have to reside in New Jersey to apply to an Early College Program.
Yes, but since you will not have an academic transcript, the Essay/Personal Statement is required.
All credits taken with Early College Programs at Montclair State University will transfer to a Montclair State University degree. For other institutions, we recommend you contact that college/university directly and that you review their transfer policy when choosing which Early College course(s) to take.
The deadlines and instructions for how to apply can be found here.
View the Academic Calendar.
It depends on the course. On the course schedule, you can search by term and subject for classes, read a description, see the class type, meeting dates and times, location, instructor, date range, and required course materials.
High school students are not eligible for financial aid and we do not offer scholarships at this time for Early College Program participants, but we do offer discounted tuition for Early College Program students! The estimated tuition can be found here.
You can, but please note that you are still required to register and pay for the class. You would need to fill out an audit application, the department chair needs to sign it, and then it goes to the Registrar’s Office for processing. Please review the Audit Policy and note that audited courses do not carry academic credit so we advise against this option for Early College Program participants.
Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, but please keep in mind the application deadlines.
Newly Admitted/Current Students
There is no deposit required for Early College applicants and there are no placement testing requirements.
RAVE Alert is the primary mobile communications tool at Montclair State University that notifies the campus community in emergency situations as well as other vital scenarios that might impact the campus. You are automatically registered through your Montclair State University email address. To sign up for text alerts, click here.
Please review our Admitted Student Checklist. All students should regularly check their Montclair State University email address for updates.
For students in credit-bearing programs with a NETID, find out more information here.
All Early College students in credit-bearing programs with a NETID can use the Harry A. Sprague Library, Computer Labs (hint: check computer lab availability), Center for Writing Excellence, Academic Success Center, University Health Center, and Counseling & Psychological Services.
There are many places to eat on campus. The university has commuter meal plans. Read more about Red Hawk Dollars here.
Please click here or more information.
You can find more information here.
Please review your payment options. Yes, we do have payment plans.
You can register for class(es) in NEST! Please review this guide.
On the course schedule, you can search by term and subject for classes, read a description, see the class type, meeting dates and times, location, instructor, date range, and required course materials.
Review the helpful guide of acronyms and abbreviations you may see around campus and on the course schedule.
Read more about permits, pins, pre-requisites, and waitlists here.
At the bookstore, located in the Student Center Annex, 1st Floor. To order online, click here. The bookstore also offers Low Price Guarantee.
Before the Add/Drop deadline, you can make changes to your schedule. We recommend speaking to your high school counselor first (if dual enrollment), as well as contacting our office. Please keep in mind that some courses may have prerequisites or need permits to register.
Sign up for a campus tour! Want to just explore campus on your own time? You can download the “Montclair State NEST Mobile App” on your compatible smartphone via the iOS App Store on your iPhone or the Google Play Store on your Android device. The app is quick, easy and free. It features an interactive campus map, complete with the ability to plot directions to all important buildings on campus. Can’t make it to campus? Check out our Virtual Campus Tour! Looking for a particular place on campus? View our Campus Map!
Click here to learn more about the bus schedule, train stations on campus, University shuttles (which are free!), the NJ Transit Discount program, and bike rentals. Bike racks are located at the following locations: Blanton Hall, Bohn Hall, Calcia Hall, Cole Hall, Dickson Hall, Finley Hall, Freeman Hall, Hawks Crossing Apartments, Life Hall, Machuga Heights, Morehead Hall, Panzer Athletic Center, Red Hawk Deck, Richardson Hall, Russ Hall, Sprague Library, Student Center, University Hall, Village (one at each building), and Webster Hall. Be sure to bring a good bike lock!
Students parking on campus either need a permit or to pay per hour/day. Please visit the Parking Services page for more information. You can also be dropped off, but please make sure the driver pulls into a parking lot. You should not ever be dropped off or picked up on an active roadway.
Check out the Commuter Pits Stops to see where you can go in between classes.
Contact the Disability Resource Center.
Early College students cannot participate in NCAA athletics, but you can take part in Campus Recreation and Center for Student Involvement campus activities/events. To find out what events are happening around campus, check out Engage!
For students residing in Blanton, Bohn, Sinatra, Freeman and Russ Halls, The Village at Little Falls, and The Heights:
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Your Residential Building Name & Room Number
Montclair, NJ 07043
For students residing in Hawk Crossings:
Montclair State University
65 Clove Road, Apt. #
Little Falls, NJ 07424
Yes, more information will be provided to students soon. Please continue to check your Montclair State University email address for updates.
You should let your professor know as soon as possible and complete your daily HawkCheck. Please review the Class Absence Documentation policy.
Please contact us for specific questions regarding your program!