We’re proud to attract talented and ambitious transfer students from across the country. At Montclair, you will find a beautiful suburban campus with the resources of a large university and the support of a small college; the inspiration that comes from passionate professors; a universe of academic, social, athletic, cultural and career opportunities. As a nationally ranked doctoral research university with an intimate student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1, just 12 miles from New York City, you’ll tap into incredible opportunities that prepare you to achieve your most ambitious dreams.

Unique Offerings

Transfer Student Scholarships for Phi Theta Kappa Members

Montclair now offers $2,000 scholarships a year for two (2) years exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members. After you apply, please submit your PTK Certification in your admissions portal or to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at transfermsu@zbstation.com.

Pre-Professional Programs

At Montclair State University, we welcome transfer students to participate in unique pre-professional or online completion programs specifically designed to help students gain a competitive edge before they enter the job market.
  • Online Nursing (RN to BSN) Licensed registered nurses can earn their BSN in only 30 credits, 100% online.
  • Teaching Program Choose from top-ranked programs in preschool, elementary and content certifications. Set your sights even higher with a combined BA/Master of Arts in Teaching.
  • Pre-Law Spring into a high-powered legal career with our Pre-Law program. Open to transfer students of all majors.
  • Pre-Med Maximize your chances of success with intensive MCAT preparation and individualized coaching on the med school application process. Participate in field trips, research seminars and specialized training Open to transfer students of all majors.

Prospective Transfer Students

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Who is a Transfer Student?

Montclair State University considers a transfer student one who has attempted 16 or more credits from a regionally accredited college or university after graduating high school or earning a high school diploma equivalent. Review our Transfer FAQs for answers to some of the most commonly asked Transfer Admissions questions.

Start Your Transfer Application

Do you offer Instant Decisions Days?

In-Person Transfer Instant Decision Day

Save yourself weeks of waiting time by attending our Transfer Student Instant Decision Day. Students will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with an admission counselor, submit official application documents, and receive an admission decision on the spot!

Register for the AM Session

Register for the PM Session

What resources are available to me while I apply?

What is Montclair State's 2+2 Program?
Montclair State’s 2+2 program is a unique and exciting opportunity designed for community college students. Montclair State University has entered into a series of agreements that guarantee admission to Montclair State University for students who enroll at various community colleges and complete an associate’s degree.

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Who can I contact with questions?

Our Transfer Admissions Counselors are available for telecounseling sessions via phone, online chat, or web conference! Register for Telecounseling Now

You can also call or email one of our Transfer Admissions Counselor directly.

Accepted Transfer Students

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Congratulations on being accepted to Montclair State University! We are so excited to welcome you to Red Hawk Country.

What's next?
Follow your Accepted Transfer Student Checklist!

You can see the actions you need to take step-by-step online through our Accepted Transfer Student Checklist. Here you’ll find information about claiming your NetID, scheduling your advising appointment to enroll in classes, register for your mandatory Transfer Student Orientation, submit your New Student Deposit and more!

How can I read my credit evaluations?
If you need some help understanding your credit evaluation, watch our video below!

I still have questions. What can I do?

Current Transfer Applicants

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How can I check my application status?
Log into your Student Application Portal to see the status of your application and to view a list of any missing materials.

How can I send my transcripts?

Transfer students are required to submit an official transcript from ALL regionally accredited colleges and/or universities previously attended. Official transcripts must be sent to us directly from your previous college. Transcripts sent by students are not official. Please contact your previous college to have them send your official transcript. Official transcripts may be sent electronically to transfermsu@zbstation.com or via mail to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue, Cole Hall
Montclair, NJ 07043

Questions? Contact Us:

Telecounseling: Transfer Admissions Telecounseling

Email: transfermsu@zbstation.com

Email: msupromise@zbstation.com (for 2+2 inquiries)

Call: 973-655-4444