Category Archives: Prospective Students

Can I get credit for my corporate and/or military training or knowledge?

Yes, some professional and military training courses have been approved for college credit. Military/Veterans: Please visit the Joint Services Transcript (JST) website and submit a request for an official copy of your transcript. For Air Force, please visit the Community … Continue reading

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Can I test out of a course?

Rider’s College of Continuing Studies offers two credit-by-examination options. CLEP (The College-Level Examination Program) DSST (offered by the American Council on Education) Our advisors can help guide you through the exam process and make the most of the knowledge you … Continue reading

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How will I be notified when the campus will be closed?

RiderAlert is used exclusively in an emergency, to relay weather related and other closings, and to provide timely warnings as a means of preventing crimes or other serious incidents. Members of the Rider University community are encouraged to sign up … Continue reading

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What is the Dean’s Scholar Award?

Receive up to $450 in scholarship per semester!  Newly admitted students (or returning students with least a one year break) who are taking a minimum of 6 credits are eligible to apply for the Dean’s Scholar Award. This scholarship is available … Continue reading

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How do I contact financial aid?

Candee Schaefer is the dedicated financial aid counselor for all College of Continuing Studies students.  She can be reached via email at cschaefer@rider.edu or by phone at 609-896-5000 x7353

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Do you have a winter term?

Yes, Rider University’s winter term is called JTerm and meets for three weeks in January. Fast-track your studies with Rider University’s 3-week January term Lighten your spring semester course load and still graduate on time. Earn 3 credits in only … Continue reading

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Do you offer services for students with disabilities?

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) ensures equal access to all students with qualifying documented disabilities as defined by federal legislation. SSD offers a range of services to assist students with documented learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, cognitive impairments, physical … Continue reading

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Do you offer career advising and assistance?

The Office of Career Services enables Rider University students and Alumni to increase career awareness through assessment, research, experiential learning and the development of job search competencies resulting in informed decision-making. Lawrenceville Campus – Bart Luedeke Center, Suite 237 609-896-5058 … Continue reading

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What services are available to veterans?

Rider’s degree programs are approved under the Veterans Readjustment Benefits Act of 1966, as amended. The VONAPP (Veterans Online Aplication) website is the official U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website that enables services members, veterans and their beneficiaries, and … Continue reading

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Are advisors available outside of normal business hours?

Yes. The College of Continuing Studies office is open until 7pm on Mondays and Tuesdays.  You can reach out to us anytime via email at myfuture@rider.edu and one of our advisors will get back to you shortly. The full office … Continue reading

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