Pre-College Summer Programs

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UPDATE: Based on ongoing state and federal recommendations to reduce the spread of coronavirus, this summer Rider University is providing remote and alternative instruction and is committed to providing the same quality programming in an exciting new format. For programs continuing virtually, all class instruction with Rider faculty, masterclass sessions, and materials will be provided. 

However, due to the on-campus resources, equipment, and/or minimum software requirements, we are unable to offer select courses remotely. View our list of cancelled programs. We very much hope to see you next year.

For questions regarding our 2020 PreCollege Summer programs, please visit Frequently Asked Questions or email us at [email protected].

Motivated high school students can take a step toward achieving their academic and artistic goals by attending a Rider University Pre-College Program. Rider University offers a variety of program options for enrichment or for credit. Students who successfully complete our summer pre-college programs are eligible for a renewable scholarship.

VIRTUAL PreCollege Summer Programs

Composition Week • June 21-26, 2020
Solo Vocal Artist • July 5-18, 2020
Pre-College Music Theory ONLINE • July 13-August 7, 2020
Vocal Institute • July 19-August 1, 2020
Musical Theatre Institute • July 19-August 2, 2020 


Cancelled PreCollege Summer Programs

BRONC Tank Entrepreneurial Academy • July 5-11, 2020
Picking the President: News and Media Academy • July 5-11, 2020
Game Design Academy • July 12-18, 2020
Real to Reel: Camera Acting and Filmmaking Academy • July 12-18, 2020
BRONCast Sports Media Academy • July 19-25, 2020
Dance and Movement Institute • July 5-18, 2020
Real to Reel: Camera Acting and Filmmaking Academy • July 12-18, 2020
Rider Rock Band Academy • July 12-18, 2020
DramaTECH Theatre Design Institute • July 19-August 2, 2020
Solo Pianist Week • June 21-26, 2020
Piano Camp • July 12-17, 2020
Organ Institute • July 19-August 1, 2020


Rider University's pre-college enrichment programs are structured to introduce students to a full college campus experience. From rigorous coursework, access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to on-campus housing and activities, students will explore college life at Rider University. Enrichment programs are non-credit bearing, however regular attendance and completed assignments are expected. Students are evaluated by the same academic standards and procedures as Rider University undergraduates. 


Students opting to take advantage of the for-credit option will be required to submit additional coursework. Upon successful completion of an eligible program, students will receive college credit from Rider University. Students planning to transfer credit(s) to another accredited institution should be aware that acceptance of these credits is at the discretion of the institution. We recommend that you contact the institution to confirm their transfer credit policy.


Freshman applicants who completed any Rider-sponsored pre-college programs prior to applying for admission will automatically qualify for a $2000 Pre-College Completion Award, renewable for up to four years of full-time, continuous undergraduate enrollment, provide you maintain a minimum cumulative Rider grade-point average of 2.5 or better. For more information, contact admissions at [email protected]
Learn about other scholarship opportunities.

For a list of organizations hosting Summer Camps on the Rider University campus, CLICK HERE.


The College of Continuing Studies

[email protected]
Bart Luedeke Center -Suite 31