Transfer Students - How to Apply
Transfer students applying to Rider should follow the application steps, deadlines, and academic requirements below. For information on scholarships visit the scholarships for transfer students section.
Speak one-on-one with a transfer counselor and finalize your plans in as little as 30 minutes.
- Register for Rider's August 7 or August 28 instant decision session.
- Can't make a session? Schedule an appointment that is convenient for you.
Ready to apply?
Follow these steps to apply:
- COMPLETE THE APPLICATION
- No Application Fee for Transfer Students!
- 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.
- Letter of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation are not required for any of the programs at Rider University in Lawrenceville, but are welcomed and will be considered if submitted. Applicants to the Westminster Choir College in Princeton must submit at least one recommendation from a teacher, instructor or coach in a music-related field.
- 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.
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.
Applications for FALL 2018 admission are still being considered.
Apply to Rider.
|Entering Semester||Scholarship Deadline||Deposit Deadline|
|Spring 2019||Dec. 15||Jan. 8|
|Fall 2019||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.
Rider University welcomes students with a variety of academic backgrounds. When reviewing an application for admission, the Admission Office takes a holistic approach by assessing your academic performance, your admission essay, recommendation letters, and out-of-classroom experiences. Once the committee has reviewed the entirety of the student's academic experience, an admission decision will be made.
Admissions Mailing Address
Office of Undergraduate Admission
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ, USA 08648-3099
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.