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 College of the Air Force website for transcript requests.

ACE Credits:
The American Council on Education‘s College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT) connects workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain access to academic credit for formal courses and examinations taken outside the traditional classroom.

Credit-by-examination:
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 already have.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA):
Students can earn credit for previous knowledge.  Earn up to 15 credits through a portfolio development process that details and verifies your subject knowledge with guidance from our advisors and faculty.

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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 already have.

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Where do I buy or rent my books?

The University Store (Rider’s bookstore) is located on the ground floor of the Bart Luedeke Center.

Regular business hours during the fall and spring semesters are:

  • Monday – Thursday : 8:30am – 7pm
  • Friday : 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday : 10:00am – 2:00pm

Visit the Rider University bookstore website for more information

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How do I get a parking permit?

To obtain a parking permit, visit Public Safety in the West House (#8) on the campus map.  Please bring your Rider Photo ID, car registration, insurance card and driver’s license to obtain your parking permit.  There is no fee to park on campus.

During the first week of the Fall and Spring semesters the One Stop office, located on the second floor of the Bart Luedeke Center, can also issue parking permits.

 

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How do I get a school ID card?

To obtain your Rider ID, bring your class schedule to the Photo ID office on the first floor of the Bart Luedeke Center, room 137.

The Photo ID office can be contacted at: 609-896-5234.

During the first week of the Fall and Spring semesters the One Stop office, located on the second floor of the Bart Luedeke Center will also issue Rider ID’s. Your class schedule is necessary to obtain your photo ID.

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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 for RiderAlert. To submit and/or edit your contact information, please visit www.rider.edu/rideralert. Once you have entered your information and determined that it is accurate, follow the prompts for submitting and saving your data. If you have any questions about this process, please call or email the OIT help desk at 609-219-3000 or helpdesk@rider.edu

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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 for a students’ first two consecutive semesters at Rider.

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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 three weeks at just $560 per undergraduate credit.
  • Enjoy an intensive format that encourages more student-faculty interaction.
  • Focus on one course and explore a topic in great detail.
  • Participate in the The Shadow Experience (IND 350) – a one-credit course that affords you the opportunity to spend time in a professional setting.
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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 disabilities, psychological disabilities, hearing and visual disabilities, and other health impairments.

Vona Academic Annex, Room 8
609-895-5492
serv4dstu@rider.edu

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