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Students who previously applied to Radford but chose not to enroll may request that their application be reactivated up to one year after the term to which they originally applied. For example, if you applied originally for the Fall 2023 semester but chose not to attend, you can request a term change for no later than the Fall 2024 semester. 

If it has been longer than a year since you applied, or if your previous application was denied, you will need to submit a new admissions application

Students who were previously enrolled at Radford University and terminated their enrollment but wish to re-enroll must submit a new admissions application to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. When prompted, please select Readmit as your student type.

We strongly encourage you to read the readmission deadlines, process and criteria detailed below.

Application Deadline and Materials

Submit an application for admission by the deadline for the semester to which you're applying:

  • Spring 2024 Deadline: December 1
  • Summer 2024 Deadline: April 15
  • Fall 2024 Deadline: July 15

Students who left the institution in good standing need only to apply and submit transcripts from any other institution attended since their last enrollment at Radford.

Students who were not in good standing when they left, (academic probation, academic suspension, disciplinary probation) must submit a written statement with their application detailing the following with information:

  • Reasons the student wishes to return to Radford.
  • Activities or accomplishments that occurred during the student's absence from Radford. 
  • If applicable, detail how and why academic performance will improve.

Academic Renewal

Academic Renewal is designed to benefit students who want to return to Radford University to complete their initial undergraduate degree after an extended absence of at least two calendar years. In order to be eligible for Academic Renewal, the student's cumulative GPA from when they were last enrolled at Radford must be less than a 2.0. When applying for readmission, students can indicate their interest in using Academic Renewal. Academic Renewal can only be used once during a student's time at the University. 

Under the provisions of Academic Renewal, the following conditions apply:

  • All previously earned letter grades remain on the student's official transcript, but the student carries no GPA at the time of re-enrollment.
  • The student retains credit hours for all courses passed with a grade of "C' or better. The student loses credit for courses passed with a grade of "C-" or lower. 
  • If academic renewal is granted, a student must earn a 2.0 grade point average or better for the first 12 credit hours attempted upon returning. Failure to do so will result in academic suspension.

Readmission Criteria

A Readmission Committee comprised of members from different offices across campus reviews all applications for readmission for students who were academically suspended, left the University while on academic probation, and students whose enrollment ended while on disciplinary suspension. Only written materials will be considered for readmission.

The Readmission Committee will review the application and determine eligibility to return based upon the following criteria:

  • Students written statement
  • Quality point deficit
  • Number of "Repeats" available that can be used to improve GPA
  • Prior academic history
  • Requested readmit major
  • Requested readmission semester
  • Total credit hours attempted and/or earned
  • Improved academic performance, evidenced by a transcript from any institution attended while absent from Radford University. 

If a student has attended another institution while absent from Radford University, they must have maintained at least a 2.0 GPA to be eligible for readmission. Readmission decision may be deferred pending receipt of a transcript showing evidence of improved academic performance. 

Satisfactory Progress

All students that have returned to Radford University will be required to maintain satisfactory progress by making up their quality points deficit by at least half.

Satisfactory progress is an official University policy as well as a federal requirement for any student receiving financial aid. Students are required to maintain satisfactory progress regardless of their financial aid status. Students who have not made reasonable progress toward good academic standing will not be permitted to enroll for the semester following their readmission term. 

Students will be notified in writing of their decision within 2-4 weeks after submitting all required documents. Included in the decision notification packet will be information regarding any additional steps required to complete the re-enrollment process. The Readmission committee reserves the right to revoke any offer of readmission.