At Rider, we'll work with you to transfer the maximum amount of credits possible. Many of our programs allow up to 90 transfer credits combined from two-year and four-year institutions. Students with only two-year credits are capped between 60-72 credits.
Free 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.
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
Community College Agreements
Rider is simplifying the credit transfer process through formal partnerships with select community colleges. Rider also maintains close ties with a number of other regional institutions. Visit our transfer agreements page to learn more.
- Brookdale Community College
- Bucks County Community College
- County College of Morris
- Mercer County Community College
- Middlesex County College
- Raritan Valley Community College
You must consult with an advisor to discuss the transferability of your non-traditional credits. Rider accepts the following non-traditional credits:
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credits
- Advanced Placement credits (up to 9 credits)
- Formal military credits which meet Rider standards and procedures
- DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST) which meet credit recommendations established by the American Council on Education
- NYU Foreign Language Exam
- Validation or assessment of specific courses approved by a Rider faculty member.
Learn more about how you can earn credit for prior learning and accelerate the process of completing your degree.