Personalized Learning Evaluation

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Are your eligible for extra college credit?

Have you recently participated in any professional development courses, assumed new work responsibilities, or have military training? Consider scheduling a free Personalized Learning Evaluation with a Rider advisor. You may be eligible to earn college credit for what you've learned - and further minimize your time in the classroom! 

Transcript Evaluation 

Find out how your credits can be applied towards earning a Rider degree with a FREE, no-obligation transcript evaluation. Upload your transcript(s) and an experienced counselor will contact you to discuss your options.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Students can earn credit for previous life and work knowledge.  Earn up to 15 credits through a portfolio development process that details and verifies your subject knowledge with guidance from our advisors and faculty. Schedule a FREE evaluation with an advisor to determine if you have credits available to apply towards PLA credits. Email [email protected] or call 609-896-5033 to make an appointment.
PLA Student Guidelines

ACE Credits

The American Council on Education‘s College Credit Recommendation Service connects workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain access to academic credit for formal courses and examinations taken outside the traditional classroom. 

CREDIT (ACE College Credit Recommendation Service)


Make the most of the knowledge you already have.  Earn credit for what you already know by taking a college level exam in a particular subject area.  Our advisors will guide you through the process and recommend what test fits best within your program of study.  

CLEP (The College-Level Examination Program)
DSST (offered by the American Council on Education)​
NYU School of Professional Studies Testing (Foreign Language, Translation and Interpreting tests)


Rider University is a proud Yellow Ribbon school. Since 1865 Rider University has opened its doors to veterans and military service members. Turn your military experience and training into college credits. Our experienced advisors can help you navigate the process. 

Joint Services Transcript (JST) Submit a request for an official copy of your transcript
Community College of the Air Force Submit a request for an official copy of your transcript

Download our New Student Checklist for Veterans and Dependents and take the first steps in earning your degree. For more information, visit our Veterans and Military Affairs Office.

Contact the College of Continuing Studies for a no-obligation Personal Learning Assessment to find out how you can fast-track the completion of your degree.
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