Welcome to Academic Advising!

Academic advising is a developmental process that assists students in determining and clarifying their life/career goals and developing their educational plans for the realization of these goals. It is a decision-making process that assists students in realizing their maximum educational potential through communication and information exchanges, and is an ongoing, multi-faceted process. The advisor serves as a case manager, facilitating communication, coordinating learning experiences through course and curricular planning and program progress review, and connecting and referring students to other campus services.

The primary purpose of academic advising is to assist students along their academic journey by constructing meaningful educational plans that are compatible with their life goals. It is a continuous and consistent process that is built upon the basis of frequent personal contacts between the advisor and student. Effective academic advising is considered a cornerstone of the student’s experience at Radford University.

At Radford University, academic advisors are located on the 3rd floor of Young Hall and are available Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

At Radford University Carilion, academic advisors are located on the 5th floor of Carilion Community Roanoke Hospital and are available on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. We look forward to supporting you throughout your journey at Radford University!


Fall 2022

Fall classes have begun! Stay ahead of assignments and readings by using your resources!

  • Connect with the Harvey Center to start a strong academic tutoring partnership!
  • Looking for help with a  paper you are writing? The McConnell Library has you covered!
  • Reach out to your Academic Advisor anytime with your questions!



Submit your FAFSA for Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 now at Studentaid.gov