Transfer Appeals

An appeal process for transfer course equivalency is open to students who have attended an accredited community college or four-year institution and have been admitted to a Rider degree program.   Course appeals will only be considered prior to the completion of the last 30 credits in the bachelor degree.

All communication regarding appeal[s] will be communicated to the student through Rider email.

The appeal process is as follows:

  1. For each course being appealed the student should submit the following information/documentation:
    1. Program the student is pursuing
    2. Course[s] the student wishes to appeal (include course number, title and the name of the transfer institution)
    3. Supporting documentation [course syllabus, course work] to justify appeal[s]  
    4. Desired outcome of appeal[s] [please check one]:
      • Substitution for a required course in the major, list course[s]: _______________
      • Substitution for a required course in the minor, list course[s]: _______________
      • Substitution for a core course, list course[s]: _______________
      • Transfer as a general or free elective
      • Transfer as a business elective [CBA only], list discipline or course prefix (e.g. MKT, ECO) _____
      • Other: _______________
  2. All appeals must be submitted electronically through the student's Rider email address to the Office of the Registrar at transferappeal@rider.edu.
  3. Appeals will be reviewed by the Transfer Appeals Committee.  A member of the Transfer Appeals Committee will respond to the student's petition fifteen [15] days after receipt of the appeal.

The Transfer Appeals Committee is comprised of the relevant department chair(s) or program director(s), as well as the dean or associate/assistant dean of the college/school in which the program resides.