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Contact Information

Office of Global Engagement
Phone: (973)-655-6862
Email: global@montclair.edu

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester – June 1
Spring Semester – November 1

Location

Montclair State University
Office of Global Engagement
College Hall, Room 148
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

About

Founded in 1908, Montclair State University is a comprehensive four-year public university that offers all the advantages of a large university: a wide range of excellent degree programs, a diverse faculty and student body combined with attention to the individual student. Situated on a beautiful, 252-acre suburban campus just 19 kilometers from New York City, Montclair State delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive, sophisticated and diverse academic environment.

  • Total Students: 21,000
  • Faculty: Total 1,275
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:1
  • Average class size is 25 students

Degrees/Certificates Offered

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral
  • For a listing of all programs please click here.

ESL Support Services

English as a second language (ESL) course offerings are provided to support and enhance our degree students’ experience at Montclair State University. These ESL courses are designed for our undergraduates and graduates who can benefit from the framework these courses lay down for the project-driven and written assignments students will encounter in their content courses.

Student Housing Options

Montclair State University residential facilities offer a variety of buildings that allow students different living style options. Facilities include traditional double-loaded corridors and suite-style arrangements as well as apartment communities. Each residence hall is self-contained with its own lounges, recreation areas, study rooms, and a variety of services. In addition to this, each student’s room is equipped with the basic amenities: beds, dressers, closets, desks, chairs and draperies. Several of the facilities also house Living Learning Communities for students who share common interests. No matter where you choose to reside, you’ll be living in a place filled with plenty of interesting people, events, and activities, where life-long relationships are made.

Admission Requirements for International Freshman Applicants

If you are still completing a high school or secondary school education, or have completed high school or secondary school and not taken a college or university course, you may apply for admission as an undergraduate student.

  • Completed Online Application
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores (if required) International students whose primary language is not English, must show proof of English Language Proficiency as outlined below. Students must submit one of the following as proof:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Montclair State University’s TOEFL code is 2520.
      • Minimum score of 70 (internet-based exam)
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
      • Minimum score is 6.0
    • SAT: minimum score of 480 EBRW (Evidence Based Reading and Writing)
    • ACT English: minimum score of 22
    • Duolingo English Test: minimum score of 95
    • Please see Step 4 for Exemptions Policy
  • Academic Evaluation
    • Your foreign official school transcripts need to be evaluated (document evaluation) by any accredited foreign credential evaluation service. If you have completed any college coursework, then a course-by-course evaluation is required. The evaluation needs to be sent by the evaluation service directly to the University.  The evaluation must come from an organization affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A listing of NACES member organizations is available here.
  • Personal Statement/Essay and Resume/List of Co-Curricular Activities
    • Complete and upload your Personal Statement/Essay. You can upload your essay after submitting your application by signing into your application status page, and clicking “Choose File” under the “Upload Materials” section. Once you have selected your essay file, select “Personal Statement/Essay” from the drop down menu and click “Upload”.
    • This is also where you will be able to upload your optional resume/list of co-curricular activities and any other supplemental materials.

Admissions Requirements for Undergraduate International Transfer Applicants

If you are taking or have taken a college or university course after graduation from high school, you may apply for admission as a transfer student.

  • Completed Online Application
  • English Proficiency (if required) International students whose primary language is not English, must show proof of English Language Proficiency as outlined below. Students must submit one of the following as proof:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Montclair State University’s TOEFL code is 2520.
      • Minimum score of 70 (internet-based exam)
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
      • Minimum score is 6.0
    • SAT: minimum score of 480 EBRW (Evidence Based Reading and Writing)
    • ACT English: minimum score of 22
    • Duolingo English Test: minimum score of 95
    • Please see Step 4 for Exemptions Policy
  • Academic Evaluation
    • An academic evaluation and English translation of all coursework completed in another country are required. Transfer students must submit an evaluation of their official high school transcript and a course-by-course evaluation of college-level work.
    • The high school transcript requirement is waived for applicants who have completed or will have completed an associate’s degree in the U.S. Students with few than 30 completed college credits may also submit SAT and/or ACT score.
    • The evaluation must come directly from an organization affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A listing of NACES member organizations is available here.
  • Personal Statement/Essay and Resume/List of Co-Curricular Activities
    • Complete and upload your Personal Statement/Essay. You can upload your essay after submitting your application by signing into your application status page, and clicking “Choose File” under the “Upload Materials” section. Once you have selected your essay file, select “Personal Statement/Essay” from the drop down menu and click “Upload”.
    • This is also where you will be able to upload your optional resume/list of co-curricular activities and any other supplemental materials.

Admission Requirements for Graduate Applicants

To apply as a graduate international student, applicants should follow the steps listed below:

  • Completed online Graduate application
  • English Language Proficiency:
    • Applicants who have earned their undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution where English is not the official language of instruction will be required to submit proof of English proficiency. TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or Duolingo scores are accepted. Montclair State University’s institutional code for TOEFL score reporting is 2520.
      • A minimum TOEFL score of at least 83 on the internet-based test or 550 on the paper-based test is required. Doctoral applicants need a minimum of 117 on the internet-based test.
      • For IELTS test takers, the minimum required score is 6.5.
      • Duolingo English Test: minimum score of 105
    • TOEFL/IELTS Waiver Policy
  • Transcripts:
    • The Graduate School does not evaluate international transcripts. In lieu of a transcript, applicants with a non-U.S. degree need to submit a course-by-course evaluation that includes U.S. bachelor’s degree equivalency information for their coursework. This evaluation must be completed by any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or by Educated Choices. (https://www.naces.org/members) Official transcript evaluations should be sent to The Graduate School directly by the evaluation agency.
  • For further information about the graduate application procedure, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions and Support Services at:

Visa Categories Offered

You are an international student if you are currently studying in the United States on a student visa (F-1 or J-1) in high school, college, or an English language program, or if you intend to enter the United States with an F-1 or J-1 student visa. The F-1 visa is the most common visa used by students in the U.S. and best fits a student’s situation. Most international students at Montclair State have F-1 status. See International Student Lifecycle to find out more.

Who needs a Form I-20?

  • You need a Form I-20 if you are planning to apply for an F-1 student visa.
  • You need a Form I-20 if you are currently an F-1 student at another U.S. school.
  • You need a Form I-20 if you are already in the United States as another type of nonimmigrant and you are applying to change your status to F-1 student.

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance

Types of Financial Assistance

Student Activities and Campus Life

Montclair State University gives its students an educational and social experience unlike any other. When you visit our campus, you’ll feel an energy that keeps our students excited and motivated both inside and outside of the classroom. Based on the wide array of events and on-campus resources, including our world-class performance theater, art galleries, cultural activities, athletic events, discounted tickets to shows and events in NYC and the surrounding area, the recreation center and diner, our students always have an abundance of options right at their fingertips.

Check out our Red Hawk Life!