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.
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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.