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.

Applications for Fall 2015 admission are still being considered.

Spring 2016 Semester - January Start


All Undergraduate International  Students

November 1, 2015

First-year and Transfer Students

December 1, 2015

Fall 2016 Semester - September Start


Early Action, First-Year Students Only

November 15, 2016*

Scholarship Consideration, First-Year Students

January 15, 2016**

Scholarship Consideration, Transfer Students

May 1, 2016**

First-Year International Students

March 15, 2016

Transfer Students

May 1, 2016