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Rider is proud to be among the nation’s top universities recognized by PTK for our commitment and investment of resources to support transfer students.

Rider is proud to be among the nation’s top universities recognized by PTK for our commitment and investment of resources to support transfer students.

Prospective Transfer Students

To see how many credits might transfer, you can request a no-obligation, on-the-spot credit evaluation before you even apply. 


Community College Agreements

Rider has formal partnerships with a select number of community colleges. View each college's transfer agreements here.


Transfer Credit Policy

The exact number of credits that will transfer will vary depending on your program; however, Rider recognizes most equivalent course work from accredited colleges and universities. In general, for any class to be eligible for transfer the course must meet the following conditions:

  • A grade of a “C” or higher is earned
  • The course was completed at a regionally accredited institution
  • The course is 100 level or higher*
  • The Dean’s Office in each school has final approval of transfer credit
  • If you attend a community college in New Jersey, you can also review credit transfer information at the NJ Transfer site.

* Remedial and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are not transferable

Education and Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors

  • Maximum amount of 60 transfer credits are accepted from a community college
  • Maximum of 90 transfer credits are accepted from a four year institution.
  • A student must complete their last 30 credits at Rider University in order to earn a Bachelor’s degree in an Education, Liberal Arts, or Science major.

Business Majors

  • Maximum amount of 60 transfer credits are transferable from a community college
  • Maximum of 90 transfer credits can be transferred from a four year institution.
  • A student must complete their last 45 credits at Rider University to be eligible for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

School of Fine and Performing Arts

  • Maximum amount of 60 transfer credits are accepted from a community college
  • Maximum of 90 transfer credits are accepted from a four year institution
  • A student must complete their last 30 credits at Rider University in order to earn a Bachelor’s degree in an Education, Liberal Arts, or Science major.
  • Many of the majors in the School of Fine and Performing Arts requires an admission audition or interview.
  • Elective or major credit may be given for music courses taken at another college or university.

Westminster Choir College

The exact number of credits that will transfer will vary depending on your program; however, Westminster recognizes most equivalent course work from accredited colleges and universities with the exception of music courses and credits. Music credits from any other college or university are not accepted.


Current Rider students

For information about transferring credits for courses taken at other colleges, contact your academic dean's office.


If you have questions about transfer credits, please contact:

Headshot of Jennifer Cook
Senior Assistant Director of Transfer Admission
Ciambelli Hall
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Territory:
NJ: Transfer population

Spring 2020 Travel Schedule

Due to emerging health concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Office of Admissions has canceled all admission counselor travel events through May 15, 2020.