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Students at Montclair State (SAMS) Senior Program Overview

  • Our seniors have a great opportunity to take part in our SAMS program - Students At Montclair State University. Qualified seniors have the chance to complement high school study with Montclair State University coursework.  Through this pre-college program, qualified students earn transferable college credits, experience the rigors and expectations of college-level classes, learn alongside Montclair State University students and engage in courses taught by university professors on campus and online. Our SAMS students are required to take 3 classes and have the opportunity to take 4 classes, all at a discounted rate.  These courses will weigh as AP courses on their high school transcript.

    Qualifying students:

    • Must have senior status
    • Must have a GPA of 90 or above
    • Must complete application(s)
    • Will be responsible for their own transportation to Montclair State University
    • Are required to take a minimum of 3 classes at MSU
    • Will be responsible for the cost of tuition (provided at a reduced rate)
    • Must abide by the Montclair State University's COVID vaccine protocol


    Q.  What courses can I take?
    A.  General Education courses that do not require a prerequisite. Click for Suggested Courses

    Q.  How will I get billed for my classes?
    A.  The Clifton Board of Education will bill you for the courses and you will submit your payment to the Clifton Board of Education.

    Q: How will I get billed for my classes?
    A: MSU Bursar's office will bill you your portion of the tuition.

    Q. How do I obtain an official transcript from Montclair State University?
    A.  The student will request a transcript through Montclair State University and request that it is sent to the school you are attending. Montclair State University Transcript Service

    Q. Can I still partake in athletics and/or extracurricular activities?
    A.  Yes.  Since you will be attending CHS on a shortened day, you will be able to schedule your classes around your schedule.

    We utilize the collegeboard conversion scale in order to ensure consistent and fair grading throughout all of our college programs. Click link for the chart.


  • SAMS Program Information

    Rachel Fabrykant, School Counselor - RFabrykant@cliftonschools.net
    Meaghan Conti, Vice Principal - MConti@cliftonschools.net

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SAMS Students at Montclair - Senior Program FAQ Video