Transfer Student Checklist

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to Bloomfield College of Montclair State University! If you have any questions about the enrollment process, please email bcadmissions@montclair.edu.

File your FAFSA: Our FAFSA Code is 002597.

  • Spring 2024 students: if you have not already done so, please be sure to complete this as soon as possible so you can receive your financial aid package.
  • Fall 2024 students: you will be able to file the FAFSA starting December 2023 at studentaid.gov.

Let Us Know You’re Committing

To reserve your place at Bloomfield College of Montclair State University, submit your new student enrollment deposit online by December 15th for Spring and May 1st for Fall. If you are planning to live on campus, you may also submit your housing deposit at this time. The new student deposit and housing deposit are non-refundable. On-campus housing is guaranteed for students who have paid their housing deposit by May 1. Housing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for those who pay their housing deposit after May 1.

Complete Your Housing Survey (resident students only)

Students who pay their housing deposit will receive a Housing Survey in the month of May. We ask that you fill out this survey to best assist us in matching you with your first year roommate!

If you have any questions about housing in the future please feel free to contact the Office of Residential Education & Housing at 973-748-9000 ext. 1247 or via email at residence_life@bloomfield.edu.

Check Your Bloomfield Email Account

You will receive an email with the subject "Your BC Account: How to Access" to your *personal email account* which contains your initial username and password to access various online services here at Bloomfield. If you are having trouble locating that email message, be sure to check the Spam/Junk folder of your personal email account used on your Bloomfield application. If you still cannot locate the message, please contact the IT Help Desk via helpdesk@bloomfield.edu for further assistance.

Schedule an Advising Appointment

Once you have paid your deposit, you are eligible to be enrolled in courses for your first semester! We begin registering transfer students in December for Spring and May for Fall. You should schedule to meet with an Academic Advisor, virtually or in person, in order to plan and register for classes. To schedule an appointment please contact the Center for Academic Advisor and Career Education at caace@bloomfield.edu or call 973-748-9000 ext. 1250.

Review your Class Schedule

Your first semester schedule can be found at selfservice.bloomfield.edu and following these steps:

  • Go to the box named "Student Planning"
  • Find box #2 and click "Go to Plan & Schedule"
  • From either the "Schedule" or "Timeline" tabs, navigate to the upcoming semester to view your current class schedule.

Submit Mandatory Immunization Requirements

The New Jersey “College Immunization Law” requires all new students to provide valid proof of immunization against Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Hepatitis B, and Meningococcal Disease. Compliance with these regulations is monitored by Bloomfield College. These required vaccines are commonly given in childhood, check with your medical provider or your high school for proof of vaccination.

The required immunization form will be available online in late December 2023. Once the form is complete, you submit it to the Bloomfield College Health Service. Deadline: May 21, 2024.

Requirements for FULL-TIME Students(Undergraduate – 12 or more credits)

  • MMR – 2 doses (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)

    Dose #1 must be AFTER first birthday, Dose 2 must be at least four weeks after Dose 1.

  • ALL students who were under the age of 19 on September 1st, 2024: one dose of Meningitis A/C/W/Y (Menactra, Menveo or MenQuadFi) given ON or AFTER 16th birthday.
  • ALL students living in campus housing, regardless of age: one dose of Meningitis A/C/W/Y (Menactra, Menveo or MenQuadFi) given ON or AFTER 16th birthday.
  • Hepatitis B – 3 doses

    The minimum time between doses: Dose 2 must be 4 weeks after Dose 1. Dose 3 must be 8 weeks after Dose 2 AND 16 weeks after Dose 1.

Requirements for PART-TIME Students(Undergraduate – fewer than 12 credits)

  • ALL students who were under the age of 19 on September 1st, 2024: one dose of Meningitis A/C/W/Y (Menactra, Menveo or MenQuadFi) given ON or AFTER 16th birthday.
  • ALL students living in campus housing, regardless of age: one dose of Meningitis A/C/W/Y (Menactra, Menveo or MenQuadFi) given ON or AFTER 16th birthday.
  • MMR – 2 doses (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)

Recommended Immunizations

Strongly recommended (though not required) in the event of injury or exposure.

  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) – Immunization dates or blood test results
  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis)
  • HPV
  • Td
  • Hepatitis A
  • Influenza
  • Meningitis B

Questions about immunizations?
Please contact Health Services at 973-259-3020 x1360 or health_services@bloomfield.edu.

Make Payment Arrangements

You will need to make sure you are financially cleared to move-in and to start classes for the spring semester. Contact Student Financial Services by calling 973-748-9000 option 3 or by emailing financial_services@bloomfield.edu to make sure you are ready to go! In addition to paying your balance in full, Bloomfield College is excited to offer a payment plan system with Cash Net to pay your semester charges. The payment plan offers functionality such as access to student account information in real-time, online management of accounts including payment plan adjustments and payment preferences of direct debit from a checking or savings (ACH) account, or credit card payments. Visit Financial Aid to learn more about the payment plan. Students should meet with an Office of Student Financial Services counselor if financial aid documents are missing or have questions pertaining to their award package.

Financial clearance will be given to students who complete one of the following options:

  • Pay their balance due in full, or
  • Set up an approved payment plan using Cash Net Payment Plan Portal, or
  • Receive enough financial aid to cover their entire bill (the Office of Student Financial Services will make this determination)

Submit Your Final Transcripts

Your final official high school transcripts (including graduation date), official AP and CLEP score reports from College Board, dual-enrollment or other early college program transcripts, must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions so you can have those credits added to your degree evaluation if applicable. Official transcripts and scores come to us directly from the originating institution (not from the student) either through the mail or electronically.

Your degree progress and first semester schedule may be impacted if all final and official transcripts are not received by before the start of your first semester of enrollment.

Please submit hard-copy transcripts to:
Montclair State University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

Please submit electronic transcripts to: bcadmissions@montclair.edu

Questions about this step? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 973-748-9000 option 2 or email bcadmissions@montclair.edu for assistance.

Attend New Student Orientation/Move-in

Information about New Student Orientation & New Student Move-in can be found online at bloomfield.edu/admission/new-student-orientation. Orientation is also where you will obtain your Bloomfield College Student ID! To be eligible to receive your Student ID, please bring an official form of a photo ID. If you do not have an official photo ID, please bring two forms of official documentation (i.e. birth certificate, insurance card, debit card, etc.).

Go to Class!

  • Spring 2024: First day of classes is Tuesday, January 16, 2024
  • Fall 2024: First day of classes is Wednesday, September 4, 2024

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