Make the Most of Your Summer

Motivated high school students can take a step toward achieving their academic and artistic goals by attending a Rider University Pre-College Summer Program. Explore your interests in business, dance, filmmaking, game design, media, theatre and more. You have the option to enroll for enrichment or for credit. Best of all, students who successfully complete a Rider University Pre-College Summer Program prior to applying for admission to Rider may be eligible for a $2,000 annually renewable scholarship!

$2,000 Pre-College Completion Award

Students who complete any Rider-sponsored Pre-College Program prior to applying for first-year admission to Rider University will automatically qualify for a $2,000 Pre-College Completion Award. The award is annually renewable for up to four years of full-time, continuous undergraduate enrollment (up to $8000 total value), provide you maintain a minimum cumulative Rider grade-point average of 2.5 or better. For more information, contact admissions at [email protected].

COVID-19 Update for Summer 2020 Programs

Based on ongoing state and federal recommendations to reduce the spread of coronavirus, Rider University has moved to remote and alternative instruction for Summer 2020. We are committed to providing the same quality programming in an exciting new format. For programs continuing virtually, all class instruction with Rider faculty, masterclass sessions and materials will be provided.

Unfortunately, due to the on-campus resources, equipment, and/or minimum software requirements, a selection of courses cannot be organized remotely and have been canceled. We very much hope to see you next year.

Summer 2020 Virtual Pre-College Programs

Summer 2020 Program Cancellations

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Residential Summer Programs Checklist

Wondering what to bring, what to wear, where to go? Get ready for next summer with our Pre-College Programs residential prep guide for students and parents. We can't wait to see you!