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How To Register


We are excited for you to get started with your Montclair Online program course. If you have questions or need help along the way, we are here to help!

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Step 1
Set Up Your NetID

Go to the NetID Account Management Center website, enter your University NetID and accept the Montclair State University IT Policies and Procedures.

Hint: Your NetID is your last name, first initial and a number: i.e. smitha1. This is the ID you will use to access the majority of systems and online services on campus. You can locate your NetID in your acceptance letter.

Step 2
Register in Nest

Log into Nest to register with your University NetID and password.

  • When you first log into any of Montclair’s systems that use your NetID, you will be prompted to activate your MFA (Multi Factor Authentication). For more information on how to do this, review the MFA Quick Reference Guide.
  • Once you log in, please click, Register for Classes in the upper-right corner of your page.
  • Under the heading Registration Tools, select Register for classes/ add or drop.
  • Enter the term for registration, then click continue.
  • Click on Enter CRN and input the 5 digit code listed on the schedule of classes.
  • If you still need assistance, please visit How to Register for Classes.
Step 3
Check Your Montclair Email
  • Access your Montclair email account at gmail.montclair.edu and enter your NetID. You will use the password you created when setting up your NetID.
    Hint: Your email address is in the format, NetID@montclair.edu.
Step 4
Access Your Course in Canvas


Our online programs provide students with the flexibility and convenience of attending an online class anytime, from anywhere. Courses are conducted in Canvas, an accessible learning management system.

Please see the links below for information relating to Canvas:

What is NEST?

NEST gives you single-sign-on access for many of your student services.

Through NEST students are able to:

  • Register for classes
  • Academic advising
  • Pay tuition bills
  • Review academic audit
  • Review financial aid award information
  • Gain access to Canvas
  • Access the University catalog via CourseLeaf
  • Download the mobile app for managing everything via smartphone or tablet. And much more!

For more information, please contact the IT Service Desk.

Questions about Taking An Online Course at Montclair?

We are ready to help you take the next step! For more information or assistance, please contact online@montclair.edu.