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Recommended Timeline for Success

Consider doing these things each month of the year while at Montclair State University




  • Class preferences survey is sent out by University College to collect information from students to assist in building fall and spring semester class schedules
  • Housing preferences survey is sent out by the Office of Residence Life


  • Immunization records are due to be uploaded via the MyHealth portal to the University Health Center
  • The official fall bill is provided via email and through NEST at the end of the month (approximate date)


  • The Health Insurance Waiver/Enrollment Portal opens
  • Payment Plan enrollment options through TouchNet on NEST become available
  • The fall semester bill is due
  • The 5-month payment plan option enrollment deadline
  • Move-in dates for resident students are establish and sent out to eligible students through the Office of Residence life.


  • Add/Drop week takes place the first week of the semester
  • Financial aid disburses, once professors have completed attendance verification to confirm students are attending their courses
  • The deadline for full-time students to waive the health insurance fee
  • The 4-month payment plan option enrollment deadline


  • The FAFSA application for the following academic year becomes available to submit. We recommend completing the FAFSA between the October opening date and the February priority deadline.
  • Spring class registration takes place
  • The 3-month payment plan option enrollment deadline


  • Late fees are assessed to students who have an outstanding Fall balance at this time and have not enrolled into a payment pla


  • End of the fall semester
  • Winter Sessions begin

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