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Information for Admitted Students

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Congratulations on your admission to Rider University


MAKE IT OFFICIAL

Congratulations on your admission to Rider University!

Make your tuition and housing deposit to secure your place among the 950+ students in our entering class.

Make your deposit


NEXT STEPS

Find everything you need to know to start your journey as a Bronc on Rider's Virtual Admitted Student Day page. 

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.


IMPORTANT DATES & CONTACTS

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.


SEE OUR CAMPUS

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.


LIVING AT RIDER

Important Updates:

Housing & Dining
Get the details on living at Rider from room selection, facilities and roommate preferences. If you plan to live on campus, a non-refundable housing deposit is required. For questions regarding meal plans or Bronc Bucks, contact the Residence Life Office at 609-896-5102 or [email protected].

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


ORIENTATION & PLACEMENT TESTING

The health and safety of our students is always our number one priority. In response to the worldwide spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), New Student Orientation will move to an online format for all students entering in the summer and fall 2020 semesters. Students should complete all required elements of orientation by July 31.

Our virtual 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.


FINANCIAL AID COUNSELING

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.


ADMITTED THROUGH THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (EOP)

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 academic (support and financial) benefits that will enhance your success at Rider and in the future.

As an EOP student, you will begin your Rider experience on July 5, 2020 with the Pre-Freshman Summer Academy, a mandatory virtual summer program. Ida Tyson, associate director of EOP will contact you shortly with information about the Pre-Freshman Summer Academy, as well as orientation, advisement and other support services designed for your success at Rider University.


ADMITTED THROUGH MILESTONES SCHOLAR PROGRAM

You were admitted as a Milestones Scholar because your academic record shows that you possess promise to succeed at Rider by taking advantage of the features of MSP that are designed to help you develop your talents and skills.

The Milestones Scholars Program offers students a highly specialized learning experience for their first year at Rider. MSP is a unique academic program offered through our Student Success Center that provides motivated students with the assistance and guidance needed to achieve milestones.

Please follow the detailed information and instruction on next steps that was included with your letter of admission in your acceptance packet.


FINAL TRANSCRIPTS

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].


CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COLLEGE COURSES

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 rider.edu/ap.

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.


REGISTERING FOR COURSES

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]