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Conditionally Admitted Students

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If your application decision is "Conditionally Admitted," please see below for an explanation. Complete details are included in your letter of admission, which has been (is is being) mailed to you.

View the explanations based on your application scenario:


Applied for a performance major at Westminster Choir College
(Voice Performance, Organ Performance or Piano)

Based on your audition, the faculty feels that, although you have potential for success at Westminster you are not yet ready for the performance aspects of the degree. You have been offered admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree at Westminster Choir College. Should you choose to enroll you will have an opportunity to explore the options that the Bachelor of Arts in Music provides. A letter has been mailed to you explaining this admission decision further.


Applied for Musical Theatre in the School of Fine and Performing Arts

We are not able to offer you admission to the Musical Theatre program, however, based on your audition results we feel that you have potential for success at Rider and have offered you admission to another of the majors in the School of Fine and Performing Arts. A letter has been mailed to you explaining this admission decision further.


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 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 6-week residential summer program on our Lawrenceville Campus beginning Sunday, July 5, 2020. 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.


Admitted through Milestones Scholar Program

Real success in college, your career, and beyond requires that the individual fully realize his or her potential. 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. These features are described below.

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. What are milestones? They are the goals you set for yourself with the help of your Success Coach. A Success Coach is part of the professional staff in the Student Success Center who will help you construct your Milestones Achievement Plan (MAP), a personalized roadmap to success. You'll begin working toward your Rider degree right away and can plan to complete your bachelor's degree within four years. With your Success Coach, you will create a four-year graduation plan and set targeted goals for your future.

To complete the MSP successfully you must:

  • attend the required Bridge to Success week from August 30 through September 4, 2020,
  • complete Freshman Seminar in your first semester,
  • keep in regular contact with your Success Coach,
  • and make progress toward the completion of your agreed upon Milestones Achievement Plan.

The successful student utilizes the academic support resources offered throughout the entire undergraduate experience at Rider University.

Detailed information will be included with your letter of admission in your acceptance packet.