Undergraduate Application Deadlines

Rider practices rolling admissions. Once your application is complete, you will be notified of your decision. Applications completed after the stated deadlines will be considered on a space-available basis.

*Early Action first-year applicants to programs requiring auditions must apply by November 15 and audition by December 4. 

**To be considered for the maximum amount of scholarships for which you are eligible, your application must be complete, including all required credentials.  If you are applying to a major that requires an audition, auditions scheduled for an audition day after January 15 will not disqualify you from full scholarship consideration.

Spring 2015 Semester - January Start


All Undergraduate International  Students

November 1, 2014

First-year and Transfer Students

December 1, 2014

Fall 2015 Semester - September Start


Early Action, First-Year Students Only

November 15, 2015*

Scholarship Consideration, First-Year Students

January 15, 2015**

Scholarship Consideration, Transfer Students

May 1, 2015**

First-Year International Students

March 15, 2015

Transfer Students

May 1, 2015

Graduate Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines for Graduate Business Programs

Start Term

Application Deadline

Fall (September start) (students outside US) 

June 1

Fall (September start) (students inside US)

July 1

Spring (January start)

November 1

Summer (May or July start)

April 1

Application Deadlines for Graduate Education Programs

Start Term

Application Deadline

Fall (September start)

May 1

Spring (January start)

November 1

Summer (May start)

April 1

Admission to the Ed.S. in School Psychology occurs during the summer and fall semesters respectively. Applications must be received by March 1 and May 1; however, March 1 is the recommended date for optimal consideration.

Application Deadlines for Graduate Westminster Choir College Programs

Completed applications must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to audition dates. Choral Conducting applicants must submit a pre-screening recording by December 1.