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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.


Make it official!
Make your deposit
and join the class of 2023

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Next steps...

CAMPUS VISITS

Whether you're visiting for the first time or returning for another look, spend time with us and we'll show you what it means to be a Bronc!

Admitted Student Days:

Celebrate with your fellow admitted students and meet our faculty, students and staff while exploring the power of Engaged Learning at this fun and interactive event designed just for you.

Financial Aid Events:

Got questions about financial aid and affordability? We're happy to meet with you!

Be a Bronc for a Day: 

Sit in on a class in your field of interest, shadow a Rider student, meet with a professor, take a tour, and more in a day that's customized to your needs. Register for Bronc for a Day

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

 


Affording a rider education

Your financial aid counselor is available in-person or by phone to speak with you about your financial aid package and to help you develop an affordable four-year plan. Counselors will be on hand during all admitted student events. Individual appointments can also made day or evening by calling 609-896-5360.

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

Contact one of our counselors to discuss how to navigate the FAFSA process and compare costs – 609-896-5360.

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


Make it official

Making your deposit will secure your place in our entering class.
MAY 1 DEADLINE

Make your tuition and housing deposit


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

Join our class of 2023 admitted student group on: Facebook.

Rider on Facebook


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.

Admissions
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 rider.edu/ap.

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:

College of Business Administration
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.

 


Rider University: a vibrant living and learning community. Learn on a new level.


PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE

Through our student-centered classes, career preparation and hands-on learning experiences, Rider delivers the resources and support students need to achieve their goals.
 

ENGAGED LEARNING

Hear how Rider is making a difference in the lives of students everyday and explore the resources that await you as a Rider student.

LEARN ON A NEW LEVEL

 

CAREER PREPARATION

Students start working with Rider’s Career Development and Success Office in their first year. We help students discover their areas of interest, participate in professional development workshops, and gain practical hands-on experiences through internships, co-ops and field placements.

EXPLORE RIDER’S CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND SUCCESS OFFICE

 

GRADUATE SUCCESS

The ultimate measure of a college education is how well it prepares students for personal and professional success. We invite you to hear the stories of some of our recent graduates. Learn how their Rider experiences — in and out of the classroom — helped them discover their path to success.

BROWSE OUR GRADUATES’ STORIES