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The application process for admission to Rider University varies slightly depending on where you are in your educational process. Use the links below to apply online, download an application, or request an application by mail.

First-Year Students

If you will have graduated from an accredited high school or passed the GED examination before your anticipated date of enrollment, you may be considered for admission as a degree-seeking student. 

Fall 2014 EOP applicants:  Rider is no longer considering Fall 2014 applicants to the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).

Apply using Rider's Online Application 
Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Applicants.

Spring and Fall 2015 Applicants. 

Links and Downloadable Files

How to Apply as a First-Year Student

Download the Transcript Request and School Counselor Recommendation Form (pdf)

Download the Academic/Talent/Professional/Personal Recommendation Form (pdf)

Download the International Student Supplement (pdf)

 

Transfer Students

If you have completed college courses at an accredited institution.  

Apply using Rider's Online Application 
Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Applicants.

Spring and Fall 2015 Applicants. 

 

Links and Downloadable Files

How to Apply as a Transfer Student

Download the Application (pdf)

Download the Rider University Common Application Supplement (pdf)

Request an Application by Mail

Download the Academic/Talent/Professional/Personal Recommendation Form (pdf)

 

International Students

If you are not a United States citizen or permanent resident, you intend to study at Rider on a student (F-1 or J-1) visa, and you are applying as an undergraduate freshman or transfer student.

Apply using Rider's Online App
Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Applicants.
Freshmen Students 
Transfer Students 
English Language Institute (ELI)  

Links and Downloadable Files

How to Apply as an International Student

Download the Application for First-Year Students (pdf)

Download the Application for Transfer Students (pdf)

Request an Application by Mail

Download the International Undergraduate Student Supplement (required for F-1 visa applicants) (pdf)

Download the International Transfer Student Release Form (for students entering from a US high school or college) (pdf)

 

Continuing Studies Admission

If you are returning to college for an undergraduate degree, interested in pursuing part-time evening or weekend coursework or are interested in non-credit course work.

Learn How to Apply as a Continuing Studies Student

Apply Online

Links and Downloadable Files

Download the Application (pdf)*

Email CCS to Request an Application (ccs@rider.edu)

International: If you are not a United States citizen or permanent resident.

International Applications and Forms

 

Graduate Admission

If you have an undergraduate degree and are applying for a graduate degree program:

How to Apply 
Application Process & Requirements 

Apply Online 

Printable Application (.pdf)

Links and Downloadable Files

Download the Application (pdf)*

Request an Application

Confidential Recommendation Form (.pdf)

Looking for Westminster Choir College Graduate Admission? 
Visit www.rider.edu/wcc/applynow

Readmission
Already have a Rider University graduate degree?

If you have completed a Rider University graduate degree and wish to apply to another program, please download the appropriate readmission form.

The Readmission Applications are editable PDF documents. Please complete the information and save the PDF to your computer or other storage device. Email the completed form to gradadm@rider.edu.