Information for Admitted Students

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Congratulations on your admission to Rider University

You're in the final stages of the admission process so take a deep breath and let us walk you through the remaining steps. College is one of most important investments you’ll ever make. And we're committed to seeing you succeed.

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Important Contacts at Rider

Make it official

Making your deposit will secure your place in our entering class. 

Make your tuition & housing deposit


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Campus Tours:

Tours are available most weekdays throughout the year, and on selected weekends. Admission and Financial Aid counselors are also available to meet with you during your visit. Register for a tour.


Your financial aid counselor is available in-person or by phone to speak with you about your financial aid package and to help you navigate the FAFSA process, compare costs, and develop an affordable four-year plan.

Our guide to financial aid will help you and your family navigate the financial aid process over the next four years.

Counselors will be on hand during all admitted student events. Individual appointments can also made day or evening.

Financial Aid Office:
609-896-5360 | [email protected] | website

Admitted through the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

Complete details will be included in your letter of admission, which will be mailed to you.

Your acceptance through the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is offered at the recommendation of the program’s director, Mr. Reggie Walker. Your selection for EOP was based upon the information you provided in support of your application. Enrollment in EOP results in significant financial and academic benefits that will enhance your success and Rider and in your future.

As an EOP student, you will begin your Rider experience when you attend the Pre-Freshman Program, a mandatory residential summer program on our Lawrenceville Campus beginning Sunday, July 2, 2020. The EOP staff will contact you shortly with information about the Pre-Freshman Program, as well as orientation, advisement, and other support services designed for your success at Rider University.

Living at Rider

If you plan to live on campus, a non-refundable housing deposit is required.

Dining Options
For questions regarding meal plans or Bronc Bucks contact the Residence Life Office at 609-896-5102.

Housing & Residence Life
Get the details on living at Rider from room selection, facilities and roommate preferences.

Residency Requirement for Freshmen

Health Insurance
Requirements for Full-Time Undergraduate and Continuing Studies Students. 

Important Dates

Mark your calendar and be prepared for your arrival in the fall. View the admitted student calendar

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Orientation & Placement Testing

Our orientation programs are packed with practical information for you and your parents – mixed together with plenty of fun to let you meet your newest friends and classmates. You'll be assigned an orientation date based on your academic major. 

Visit the Orientation website

For details about placement tests and exemptions, visit course placement information.

Final transcripts

If you have not already done so, be sure to arrange to have all final official academic transcripts (including any recently completed academic work) forwarded to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by August 1, 2018, or as soon as available.

800-257-9026 | [email protected]| website

Credit for Previous College COURSES

Courses Taken While in High School: 
Any college courses you complete while in high school may be eligible for college credit. Credit evaluations will include only work that is recorded on official college transcripts. Evaluations are conducted by the Dean’s Office of the college to which you have been admitted. A final evaluation of your credits, including those completed during the current term, will be provided after an official final transcript is received by the Office of Admission.

AP and IB Credit: 
If you have taken Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams, have those scores sent directly to Rider for evaluation. You’ll find our AP/IB credit policy at

Transfer Students: 
If you have earned college credits at the time of your admission, the academic coordinator in the Dean’s Office will send you an official evaluation. If you have courses in progress, an updated evaluation will be provided once we receive your final transcript for those courses. An official transcript is required from each college you have attended before credit can be awarded.

Registering for courses

Are you a First-Time Freshman?
You'll register for classes during Orientation.

Are you Transferring to Rider?
Once you have paid your tuition deposit and received your written credit evaluation, contact your college or school representative below for further information on choosing and registering for classes:

Norm Brodsky College of Business
Jaime Hall, 609-896-5293, [email protected]

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Terri Marriott, 609-895-5454, [email protected]

College of Education and Human Services
Terri Podgorski, 609-895-5710, [email protected]

College of Fine and Performing Arts
Marjory Klein, 609-921-7100 Ext 8230, [email protected]

Important Phone Numbers

Access a list of important phone numbers including academic contacts by major and departments.


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