Go to the Graduate College website to start the online application process. Use the directions provided there.
Required materials to submit with application:
(A) Required Test scores –
GMAT score of at least 400 within in the last five years or the equivalent GRE. To find the GMAT equivalent go to the GRE Equivalent score tool at: http://www.ets.org/s/gre/flash/bschool/comparison/17302/800/index.html
For international students, applicants must demonstrate English proficiency prior to admission to the University. Radford University has established levels of proficiency for students whose native language is not English. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is the primary evaluation tool to test your knowledge of English. English language proficiency is demonstrated by:
- TOEFL 550 or higher (paper-based); 213 or higher (computer-based); 79-80 or higher (internet-based)
If you have taken the TOEFL, have the results sent directly to Radford University (code 5565) from the Education Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08541. Information on the TOEFL is also available from U.S. embassies and consulates.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test that measures the language proficiency of people who want to study in environments where English is used as a language of communication. IELTS provides a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. An easy to use 9-band scale clearly identifies proficiency level, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9). A minimum score of 6.5 is required for admission to the College of Graduate & Professional Studies.
TEOFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years.
(B) Transcripts of all university/community college work
(C) Two letters of recommendation speaking to the applicant’s work or academic success and/or potential for success as a graduate student.
For a full-time student, one recommendation should come from a professor who can speak to your potential success as a graduate student. The other letter can come from either another professor, or someone who can attest to your successful job performance.
For the professional MBA student, at least one of the letters of recommendation should come from a current or former employer who can speak to the quality of your work experience and organizational impact. This is particularly critical if you are requesting a review for a GMAT waiver. The other letter can come from another professional contact or a former professor who can also speak to your potential success as an MBA student.
(D) Letter of Intent (typed, double-spaced, not to exceed two pages in length). It should address--
a. Why are you interested in an RU MBA, and why now?
b. What are your short and long-term goals in seeking this degree? How do you expect the RU MBA to help you
achieve these goals?
c. If you are requesting a review for a GMAT waiver, state your request for the review in this letter, and briefly explain why you believe you meet the criteria. (Attach the GMAT Waiver Request form (PDF) to your application)
(E) Other materials to attach: Resume, Foundation Evaluation Summary Form (PDF), GMAT Waiver Request (optional)
(F) Application Fee submitted with application