Transfer Your Credits

Transferable Courses

The exact number of credits that will transfer will vary depending on your program; however, Rider recognizes most equivalent course work from accredited colleges and universities. In general, for any class to be eligible for transfer the course must meet the following conditions:

  • A grade of a “C” or higher is earned
  • The course was completed at an accredited institution
  • The course is 100 level or higher*
  • The Dean’s Office in each school has final approval of transfer credit
  • If you attend a community college in New Jersey, you can also review credit transfer information at the NJ Transfer site.

* Remedial and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are not transferable

Liberal Arts, Science, and Education Majors

  • Maximum amount of 60 transfer credits are accepted from a community college
  • Maximum of 90 transfer credits are accepted from a four year institution.
  • A student must complete their last 30 credits at Rider University in order to earn a Bachelor’s degree in a Liberal Arts, Science or Education major.

Business Majors

  • Maximum amount of 60 transfer credits are transferable from a community college
  • Maximum of 75 transfer credits can be transferred from a four year institution.
  • A student must complete their last 45 credits at Rider University to be eligible for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

School of Fine and Performing Arts

  • Maximum amount of 60 transfer credits are accepted from a community college
  • Maximum of 90 transfer credits are accepted from a four year institution
  • A student must complete their last 30 credits at Rider University in order to earn a Bachelor’s degree in a Liberal Arts, Science or Education major.
  • Students interested in the Bachelor of Music in Music Theater or the Bachelor of Arts in Music must complete an admission audition.
  • Elective credit may be given for music courses taken at another college or university but students may not receive major credit for these courses.

Westminster Choir College

The exact number of credits that will transfer will vary depending on your program; however, Westminster recognizes most equivalent course work from accredited colleges and universities with the exception of music courses and credits. Music credits from any other college or university cannot be accepted for major credit.


Rider has formal partnerships with a select number of community colleges:

  • Brookdale Community College
  • Bucks County Community College
  • Burlington County College
  • Mercer County Community College
  • Middlesex County College
  • Raritan Valley Community College

Rider also maintains close ties to the following institutions:

  • Atlantic Cape Community College
  • Bergen Community College
  • Camden County College
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • County College of Morris
  • Cumberland County College
  • Essex County College
  • Gloucester County College
  • Hudson County College
  • Ocean County College
  • Passaic County Community College
  • Salem County College
  • Sussex County Community College
  • Union County College


If you have questions about transfer credits, please contact:

Image of William LarrousseWilliam Larrousse
Director of Undergraduate Admission
Office: Ciambelli Hall
Phone: (609) 896-5177
Fax: (609) 895-6645 
Email: wlarrousse@rider.edu