Information for Admitted Students

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Congratulations on your admission to Rider University


Congratulations on your admission to Rider University!

Making your tuition and housing deposit by May 1 will secure your place in our entering class.

Make your deposit and join the class of 2024

Deposit deadline extension option: With interruptions to many events and services in the region, it’s OK if you feel you need more time to make your final admission decision. Rider is able to extend the deposit deadline to June 1. Please contact the admission office at [email protected] to request an extension on submitting your tuition and housing deposits. When you’re ready, log into your MyRider portal to submit your deposit and secure your place in our entering class.


Don't miss a step! Download your enrollment checklist:

Get #RiderReady with the Spring & Fall 2020 Enrollment Guide (PDF).

Our community makes us who we are. Connect with future friends and classmates in the Rider University class of 2024 Facebook Group.


Mark your calendar and be #RiderReady for the fall.

It’s important to us that you feel comfortable that you have all the information you need to make the best decision about your education. Fill out our contact request form to select who you'd like to connect with, your preferred method of communication, and preferred dates/times.


Want a closer look at our campus from the comfort of your home? ​

Check out our Virtual Tour to get an insider’s view of our residence halls, dining facilities, and classrooms! Click the locations on the campus map to view videos. The virtual experience is best viewed on a laptop or desktop computer.


Your financial aid counselor is available in-person or by phone to speak with you about your financial aid package and to help you navigate the FAFSA process, compare costs, and develop an affordable four-year plan. Call the Office of Financial Aid at 609-896-5360 or email [email protected] for support.

Our guide to financial aid will help you and your family navigate the financial aid process over the next four years.


Complete details will be included in your letter of admission, which will be mailed to you.

Your acceptance through the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is offered at the recommendation of the program’s director, Mr. Reggie Walker. Your selection for EOP was based upon the information you provided in support of your application. Enrollment in EOP results in significant financial and academic benefits that will enhance your success and Rider and in your future.

As an EOP student, you will begin your Rider experience when you attend the Pre-Freshman Program, a mandatory residential summer program on our Lawrenceville Campus. The EOP staff will contact you shortly with information about the Pre-Freshman Program, as well as orientation, advisement, and other support services designed for your success at Rider University.


If you plan to live on campus, a non-refundable housing deposit is required.

Housing & Dining
Get the details on living at Rider from room selection, facilities and roommate preferences. For questions regarding meal plans or Bronc Bucks contact the Residence Life Office at 609-896-5102.

Residency Requirement for Freshmen

Health Insurance
Requirements for Full-Time Undergraduate and Continuing Studies Students.


Our orientation programs are packed with practical information for you and your parents – mixed together with plenty of fun to let you meet your newest friends and classmates.

Visit the Orientation website


If you have not already done so, be sure to arrange to have all final official academic transcripts (including any recently completed academic work) forwarded to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by August 3, 2020, or as soon as available.

Contact the Office of Admissions by phone at 800-257-9026 or email [email protected].


Courses Taken While in High School:
Any college courses you complete while in high school may be eligible for college credit. Credit evaluations will include only work that is recorded on official college transcripts. Evaluations are conducted by the Dean’s Office of the college to which you have been admitted. A final evaluation of your credits, including those completed during the current term, will be provided after an official final transcript is received by the Office of Admission.

AP and IB Credit:
If you have taken Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams, have those scores sent directly to Rider for evaluation. You’ll find our AP/IB credit policy at

Transfer Students:
If you have earned college credits at the time of your admission, the academic coordinator in the Dean’s Office will send you an official evaluation. If you have courses in progress, an updated evaluation will be provided once we receive your final transcript for those courses. An official transcript is required from each college you have attended before credit can be awarded.


Are you a First-Time Freshman?
You'll register for classes during Orientation.

Are you Transferring to Rider?
Once you have paid your tuition deposit and received your written credit evaluation, contact your college or school representative below for further information on choosing and registering for classes:

Norm Brodsky College of Business
Jaime Hall, 609-896-5293, [email protected]

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Terri Marriott, 609-895-5454, [email protected]

College of Education and Human Services
Terri Podgorski, 609-895-5710, [email protected]

Westminster College of the Arts​
Marjory Klein, 609-921-7100 Ext 8230, [email protected]