Transfer Students - How to Apply

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Transfer students applying to Rider should follow the application steps, deadlines, and academic requirements below.

Scholarships for transfer students

NOTE: Students interested in transferring into the College of Continuing Studies should visit the College of Continuing Studies web site for application information specific to them.

Interested in enrolling?

Attend a Transfer Tuesday Instant Decision Event
Speak one-on-one with a transfer counselor and finalize your plans in as little as 30 minutes.

Or follow these steps to apply:

  2. No Application Fee for Transfer Students!
  3. Submit Your Transcript(s)
    Submit official transcripts from each college/university attended.
    Note: If you have fewer than 30 college credits, you must also submit official high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.
  4. Letter of Recommendation
    This letter should come from an individual who can describe your academic potential and personal characteristics.
    Applicants to the Westminster College of the Arts must submit at least one recommendation from a teacher, instructor or coach in an arts-related field.
  5. Submit the Essay
    Your essay should be a minimum of 150 words and should address your goal in transferring to Rider at this point in your academic career.
  6. Auditions
    Westminster College of the Arts requires an audition as part of the application process.
    Program specific information and dates of campus auditions, scholarship competitions and regional auditions can be found in the auditions section.

Application Deadlines

Entering Semester Scholarship Deadline Candidate's Reply Date
Spring 2018 Dec. 15 Jan. 8
Fall 2018 April 1 May 1

Scholarship eligibility is determined at the same time we review your complete application. Rider practices rolling admissions; once your application is complete, you will be notified of your decision.

*Deposit deadline: Students admitted after April 17 should deposit within two weeks of the date of their letter of admission.

Application Review

Rider University welcomes students with a variety of academic backgrounds. When reviewing an application for admission, the Transfer Admission Office takes a holistic approach by assessing your academic performance, letters of recommendation, and your admission essay. Once the committee has reviewed the entirety of the student's academic experience, an admission decision will be made.

Admissions Mailing Address

Rider University
Office of Undergraduate Admission
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ, USA 08648-3099