Accepted Adult Learner Checklist

Congratulations on your acceptance to Montclair State University’s Adult Learner Program! 

What should your next steps be?

Register for Adult Learner Orientation
As an Adult Learner, you need to attend a MANDATORY Adult Learner Orientation session where you will learn how to plan your first schedule, become acclimated with the campus, and meet with your Academic Advisor. The Coordinator of Academic Success Programs coordinates Orientation.

Obtain your Net ID
Each student is given a Net ID which functions as both your e-mail and login to many Montclair State systems. In order to complete numerous other steps of this checklist, you MUST complete this step. Follow instructions at

Let Us Know You Are Coming
Complete the Candidate Reply Form found in your Acceptance Packet and submit it with the appropriate deposit as soon as you are sure of your commitment to the University.

Review your Analysis of Academic Progress/Register for classes
You will able to access your Analysis of Academic Progress (i.e. Credit Evaluation) within 10 business days from the receipt of the acceptance letter.  The credit evaluation will tell you how your courses are transferring over (if you are a transfer student) and what courses you have to complete in order to receive your degree from Montclair. To learn more about the Analysis of Academic Progress and how to access it, visit the CAST website.

Apply for Financial Aid
To be considered for federal and state financial aid, as well as any merit or non-merit based scholarships, make sure you complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the MARCH 1 PRIORITY DEADLINE.

Complete Your Placement Test Reply Forms
Placement tests are administered to incoming transfer students with fewer than 24 college credits in order to ascertain the proper course level for each student. Please complete the Placement Test Reply Form to schedule your placement testing or to indicate your exemption status. Failure to complete the Reply Form may result in difficulties with registration for courses. Review the Foreign Language Placement Announcement and complete the registration form.

Provide Proof of Mandatory Immunizations
To ensure the health of our students, all incoming students are required to submit the Montclair State University Immunization Form. Please bring this form to your physician for completion.

Complete Your Housing Application Form
Students who have paid their tuition deposit ($85) and housing deposits ($300) must fill out housing forms. Housing is guaranteed to students who submit deposits by the June 1 deadline.

Submit Your Final Transcripts (if you are a transfer student)
After you have completed all courses in progress, be sure to submit a final transcript from ALL colleges and/or universities you have attended. If you are receiving an Associate’s Degree, be sure that the degree has been posted before the transcript is sent to Montclair.

Pay Your Student Account
Montclair State University offers a variety of payment options to suit your needs. Please visit the payment options web page for full details on when bills are generated and how payment can be made.