How to Apply

Applying to Rider is easy! Start by accessing the right application for you.  
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First-Year Students
You are a first-year student if:

  • You will be attending a college or university for the first time, even if you have a substantial number of AP or IB credits.
  • You are a high school student who has completed coursework at a college or university during high school.
  • International students, see below.
  • Apply as a First-Year Student.

Transfer Students
You are a transfer student if:

  • You attended a college or university and have taken college credits at another institution since graduating from high school.
  • International students, see below.
  • Apply as a Transfer Student.

International Students
You are an international student if:

  • You are a first-year or transfer student who plans to study at Rider while on a visa.
  • You have attended secondary school and/or university outside the United States.
  • Apply as an International Student.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
You are an Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) student if:

Admitted Students
You are an admitted student if:

  • You have received a letter from the university stating that you have been admitted to Rider - Congratulations!
  • Admitted Students Next Steps

Continuing Education Students
You are a Continuing Education Student if: