Application Guidelines

Radford University offers an incomparable opportunity to receive a first-rate education and to be part of a vibrant community of higher learning. Learn more about how to apply.

 

Radford University takes a holistic approach to reviewing applications and will never impose cut-off dates or offer guarantees of acceptance arbitrarily.

Radford University views everything that an applicant submits in an effort to get to know that individual as well as possible. Applications are reviewed by members of the Admissions committee in an effort to select potential Radford University students who we believe would not only find academic success at Radford, but also become positive contributors to our community.

To this end, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions reviews academic transcripts, the strengths of an applicant’s high school curriculum, standardized testing, and all other materials submitted.

Freshmen - New Applicants

You can apply online for free! A paper application is not available at this time.

Applicants with a 3.20 GPA (on a 4.00 scale) may elect to be considered for admission without submitting their Scholastic Assessment Test I (SAT I) or American College Testing Program (ACT).   Learn more about Test Optional admission consideration.

Traditional Application Review requires:

  • An official transcript of high school work completed
     
  • An official Scholastic Assessment Test I (SAT I) or American College Testing Program (ACT) score report.  Request to have your results electronically submitted to Radford University.

        SAT School Code - 5565
        ACT School Code - 4422       

Test Optional Application Review requires:

  • An official transcript of high school work completed

Submitting Transcripts to Radford University:

We accept eletronic transcripts sent via Parchment, sendEdu, e-Scrip, as well as the Clearinghouse as official transcripts.  If materials are submitted electronically we do not require that you send a paper copy.  If you would prefer to mail application materials to Radford University please send them to:

Radford University Office of Admissions
Box 6903
Radford, VA 24142

Guaranteed Admission

Applicants who have completed college prepartory course work who have a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.00 scale) and EBRW + Math Combined SAT score of 1,000  

Freshmen - Previous Applicants

Students who have submitted an application to Radford University within the past year are not required to submit a new application.  Please complete and submit a reactivation request via email to admissions@radford.edu to be reconsidered for admission.  Please include your name, birthdate, and the term you wish to be considered for admission.

Submit any additional transcripts of work completed since submission of the original application.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines:

December 1 — Early Action & Scholarship Consideration

February 1 — Regular Decision