Red Hawk Advantage Summer Program

Welcome to Montclair State University’s Red Hawk Advantage Summer Program. We are excited to provide you some more information about this wonderful program! The Red Hawk Advantage summer program is designed to help incoming freshman transition to college by providing a strong academic foundation, individualized advisement, supportive learning environment, enrichment activities and a stronger connection to the university. By participating in this program, you will be able to stay ahead while progressing to graduation.


Students who participate are able to:

  • Earn six (6) college credits towards a degree at Montclair State University by enrolling in two classes: College Writing and Fundamentals of Speech.
  • Experience college life: live on campus just like a Red Hawk student would and experience meals from our dining halls.
  • Utilize all recreational, educational and social activities available to current Montclair State University students.
  • Receive intentional academic support.
  • Develop a stronger connection to the university

The Cost of Red Hawk Advantage:

Tuition for six (6) credits over the summer typically costs: $2,155.80

Students who take advantage of Red Hawk Advantage will only pay $1,400.00 for six (6) credits

Payment plans will be available

Two Options available: Commuter and Residential!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on campus? Do you want to test out living on campus before your freshman year? Want to get to know the ins and outs of campus before starting your freshman year?

If you answered yes to these questions, then the residential option is for you! With this option you will get to live in Machuga Heights with other Red Hawk Advantage students from Sunday-Thursday for six weeks. You get a meal plan for on campus dining and get to enjoy evening programing.

Residential Option: Experience life as a residential student while staying in Machuga Heights!

  • Six (6) credits towards graduation
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Immersive leadership/engagement experience
  • Room/board (per week), meal plan, and evening programming.

Cost for the residential option:

4 Weeks

5 Weeks

6 Weeks





Commuter Option: If you are unable to remain on campus, this option offers the following:

  • Six (6) credits towards graduation
  • Supplemental instruction
  • Immersive leadership/engagement experience

Cost for the commuter option: $1,400.00

The six (6) week program will occur from June 26th – August 3rd.

*Note: Rates above reflect summer 2017. Rates for summer 2018 will be posted in the spring.


If you are interested in receiving more information about the program, fill out the RHA Interest Form:

*RHA Information Session Dates will be posted in the spring.

Contact information: