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Montclair State University Joins Common App to Streamline Application Process

Students will now have a new, efficient way to apply to New Jersey’s second-largest institution

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Students applying to Montclair State University will now have the ability to do so through the Common App, an online college application platform serving more than three million applicants, teachers, counselors and advisors each year.

“We joined Common App to help simplify the college application experience for students and counselors,” says Vice President for Enrollment Management Wendy Lin-Cook. “Our new partnership will help us educate more students about the value, attainability and affordability of a Montclair State University degree. We look forward to providing this service for our prospective applicants and making it as easy as possible to pursue admittance to a public research university sitting just 12 miles from Manhattan.”

By becoming a Common App member, Montclair State is also helping to make additional tools and services available to students and those who support them, including financial aid and scholarship information, virtual mentors, online portfolios, and a vast library of counselor resources available in English and Spanish.

Each year, more than one million applicants use the Common App. One-third of those applicants are the first in their family to pursue a college degree. In addition to its other resources, it helps reduce barriers to the college application process, including making the fee waiver process more efficient for students in need.

Prospective students will be able to apply to Montclair State through Common App beginning August 15. Students may also continue to apply through the University’s own application at