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