Join the herd
Transfer students applying to Rider should follow the application steps and deadlines below. For information on scholarships visit the scholarships for transfer students section.
Rider's online application
Available for Fall 2024.
Available for Fall 2024 applicants.
Who is considered a transfer student?
A transfer student is a student under the age of 25 who has attempted and/or completed at least 12 college level credits following their high school graduation and prior to their enrollment at Rider. This includes coursework that may be currently in progress. Note: Students who are 25 or over, including veterans and active duty military, or those seeking a fully online program should visit the Continuing Education Admissions website for application information specific to adult learners.
- If you have completed or are in the process of completing at least 12 credits by the time you enroll at Rider, please follow the steps to apply as a transfer student below.
- If you have completed or are in the process of completing fewer than 12 credits by the time that you enroll at Rider, please follow the steps to apply as a first-year.
Steps to Apply
*To be considered for the Fall 2024 Transfer Trustee Scholarship, you must apply by February 1st, 2024.
To be considered for Rider University's EOP program, please review the eligibility and application process. NOTE: Admission into the EOP Program as an accepted transfer student is not guaranteed. Availability is limited.
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. We encourage students to apply by the preferred deadline. However, we will still consider applications submitted after these dates and will continue to award scholarships to eligible students.
Deposit deadline: Students admitted after the deadlines posted above 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. Any electronic documents, please send to [email protected].You can follow the status of your application and receipt of required credentials on your "Be-A-Bronc Applicant Dashboard". Once the committee has reviewed the entirety of the student's academic experience, an admission decision will be made.
Any electronic documents, please send to [email protected].
Admissions Mailing Address
Office of Undergraduate Admission
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ, USA 08648-3099
NOTE: Students interested in transferring into a fully online program or Continuing Studies program should visit the Continuing Education Admissions website for application information specific to adult learners.