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Academic Advising

In University College, we understand that choosing a major is a big decision and that, sometimes, the path to a degree isn’t always linear. Whether you are a pre-major (undeclared) student unsure of your academic path, a new transfer student seeking guidance on transitioning into one of Montclair’s majors, or are returning to the University to finish your undergraduate degree, our team is here to help you on this exciting journey of self-discovery, major exploration and academic success.

What is Academic Advising?

Academic Advising is an educational process that, by intention and design, facilitates students’ understanding of the meaning and purpose of higher education and fosters their intellectual and personal development toward academic success and lifelong learning (NACADA, 2004). Academic advising should be ongoing throughout your college career. It helps you to clarify your personal, educational and career goals, and to understand how your courses fit into your goals for the future.

Academic advising is a vital part of your success here at Montclair State University; we believe in empowering you to explore your interests, values and passions to learn more about yourself and your potential. For more academic advising support or to get connected to our team, please use the links below. You may also schedule an appointment with one of our academic advisors on Navigate.

Need Help ASAP?

To get connected to a member of our team more immediately, please connect with us via our online Live Chat. We are available to answer general questions, or schedule an appointment for you, during regular business hours.

  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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