Below are links to specific policies and procedures.
- Academic Policies and Procedures
- Credit Load
- Email Accounts
- Enrollment Verification (for social security, jury duty, financial aid, etc.)
- Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures
- Identification Cards
- Identification-Net ID
- Pass-Fail Grading
- University Policies
- Withdrawal Dates and Percent Refund
- Withdrawal Procedures
- Withholding of Student Records
- Code of Conduct
Please see the links below for information relating to Canvas:
- Sign in to Canvas here
- Montclair State University’s Canvas site (information only)
- Canvas guides
- Sample student course
All summer credit courses meet the same academic and hours requirements as those offered during the fall and spring semesters. Although they may meet over a few weeks, Summer Sessions class meeting times are adjusted to meet the same number of hours comparable to a 15-week semester. Outside class assignments also are comparable to a regular semester. Students are responsible for taking a reasonable course load throughout Summer Sessions and should consider the potential negative academic and financial consequences of overloading on coursework. University policy on maximum course load is approximately one credit per week (e.g., three semester hours over a three-week period, six semester hours over a six-week period, etc.). A maximum of 15 semester hours of coursework may be taken over the entire summer as long as they are spread over 15 weeks.
All winter online and hybrid credit courses meet the same academic requirements as those offered during the fall and spring semesters. Outside class assignments also are comparable to a regular semester. A maximum of four semester credit hours of coursework may be taken during winter session.
All Montclair State University students are provided with, and are expected to utilize, a Montclair State University email account. The Montclair State University email system is an official communications channel to the university community. Students may visit any public computing lab, or read the Office of Information Technology’s Gmail documentation for further information on using a Montclair State University email account.
The Office of the Registrar, upon receipt of the completed Certification of Enrollment Request form from the student, will provide enrollment verification for social security, jury duty, financial aid, health insurance, scholarships, educational loans, etc.
The Certification of Enrollment will reflect either enrollment history or an individual semester. It will also indicate any Montclair State University degrees earned, full- or part-time status, academic program and anticipated date of graduation. There is no charge for a Certification of Enrollment.
Students registered at Montclair State University are required to carry a valid Montclair State University ID Card while on campus. The Montclair State University ID Card is necessary for such things as borrowing library materials, admittance into residence halls, dining facilities, computer labs, pool, gym, participating in student activities, and residence meal plans. For additional information, call 973-655-4147.
All students enrolled in Winter or Summer Sessions courses should establish an MSU NetID (electronic identity that provides access to a number of online services at the University). This provides the primary means for you to receive important University communications during your enrollment here. You need to establish an MSU NetID to purchase a parking permit for use of appropriate surface parking lots. It is required for use of the Blackboard online learning system and to access online library databases and periodicals from campus or home.
AVAILABLE TO MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATES ONLY.
Any student electing the pass-fail option must complete the Pass-Fail Application form which is available in the Office of the Registrar, Red Hawk Central, located next to Panzer Gym, or online.
Deadlines for filing a Pass-Fail Application for Summer Sessions are prior to the third class session regardless of delivery mode.
Deadline for filing a Pass-Fail Application for a Winter Session 2019 course is January 3.
Deadlines for rescinding a Pass-Fail Application for a Summer Sessions course are prior to the midpoint of the session.
- Drop on or prior to December 26 – 100% refund.
- Withdrawal on January 2 – 50% refund/adjustment and a grade of WD.
- Withdrawal on January 3 or later – 0% refund/adjustment and a grade of WD.
- NO WITHDRAWALS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE MIDPOINT OF ANY SUMMER SESSIONS COURSE. Students who do not withdraw from their courses according to the “Withdrawal from Course(s) Procedures” listed below will receive the grade of “F” in those courses they ceased to attend and will be responsible for all tuition and fees associated with those courses.
- Withdrawal deadlines and refund dates will be prorated for all other Summer Sessions courses. Please contact the Office of the Registrar to determine specific dates and percentage of refund.
How do I withdraw from classes using NEST?
Navigate to “Register for Classes/Add or Drop” in “Registration Tools” to have the ability to drop any of the classes you have registered for.
Students who drop a course through NEST are responsible for reviewing their schedule to make certain that they have indeed dropped the course.
Students are unable to withdraw from a winter course after January 7, 2019. Please view the Withdrawal Dates and Percent Refund for more information.
Students may also drop a course by submitting a written withdrawal request either by email, mail, fax (973-655-7371) or by completing a Course Withdrawal Form. Withdrawal requests by email must be sent from your Montclair State University email account (mail.montclair.edu) in order to be accepted.
Please note the Office of the Registrar has a mail slot into which written requests may be submitted during non-office hours. Requests received before 8:30 a.m. on the morning after any deadline will be accepted as meeting the specific deadline. For written withdrawals submitted, students will be given or sent acknowledgment. Any student who fails to receive such acknowledgment within one week should immediately notify the Office of the Registrar.
(NOTIFICATION TO THE INSTRUCTOR OR A “STOP PAYMENT” OF A CHECK DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFICIAL WITHDRAWAL FROM THE UNIVERSITY OR WITHDRAWAL FROM INDIVIDUAL COURSES).
Students who do not drop their courses according to the above procedures will receive the grade of “F” in those courses they ceased to attend and will be responsible for all tuition and fees associated with those courses.
The release of diplomas and transcripts will be withheld for students who have a financial obligation (e.g., library, parking, loans, etc.) to the University.