Welcome to the #HighlanderFamily




As a recently admitted student, we want to ensure that you have all of the information you need for this important transition. Below, you'll find a checklist of enrollment steps (you can also review the "I'm in!" brochure included with your admissions letter), upcoming events for admitted students, a virtual campus tour and ways to connect with the campus community. 

Once you've made the decision to attend Radford (and we hope you will!), you'll need to confirm your enrollment by completing an enrollment deposit. Incoming Fall freshman should plan to confirm their enrollment by May 1; incoming fall transfer students, as well as all spring students, should plan to confirm their enrollment within 3-4 weeks of receiving a decision.  

Confirm your enrollment in OneCampus by paying your $100 enrollment deposit. This is a deposit, it is ultimately applied to your University bill. You can find full instructions on how to pay your deposit here (note that you will need to activate your account and enroll in DUO prior to confirming your enrollment).




The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is how we determine need-based financial assistance, including grants, loans, and work study eligibility. Complete your FAFSA at studentaid.gov and be sure the list Radford University using code 003732.


Register for Quest  in OneCampus. At Quest, our student orientation program, we'll help you prepare for your college experience and you'll walk away with your class schedule in hand! More information about Quest and how to register can be found here


Submit your housing application in OneCampus! Check out features and layouts for each of our residence halls here and full instructions for the housing application here. Note that incoming freshmen students are required to live in on-campus housing (unless approved for exemption).


Review and accept your financial aid package in OneCampus. Your award package details any grants, loans or work study programs for which you're eligible based on information submitted on the FAFSA (full instructions can be found here).


Prior to attending Quest, complete the following items in your Highlander Portal to help you prepare: 

 *Upon completion of your Pre-Advising survey, please set up an appointment with your advisor in advance of Quest. 


Confirm with your school counselor that Radford University will receive a copy of your final high school transcripts (freshmen) and/or college transcript (currently enrolled transfer students and dual enrolled students). Once reviewed, you can check your transfer credit in OneCampus, including credit for dual enrollment coursework (full instructions here).


Complete and submit your Health Record Form. You can submit it in our online system or print a PDF and submit to the Office of Admissions in person or by email at healthrecords@radford.edu. Learn more about required immunizations and how to submit your Health Record form here.


Make plans to pay your tuition and fees (learn more about payment deadlines here, how to set up an authorized payer here, and payment plans here). Bills will be sent to fall students in early July; but you can enroll in a payment plan as early as May.



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Explore Financial Aid


Financial Aid is an important factor in the college admissions process. Whether you're looking to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or better understand your financial aid award package, we have resources and virtual sessions available to help you and your family.

Our Financial Aid staff is also available for one-on-one virtual appointments to answer questions you may have.

Register for virtual sessions and one-on-one virtual appointments below:


Virtual Info Sessions


Join the Office of Admissions to learn more about our campus community from the comfort of home.

Each virtual session is designed to explore a single topic in more detail. Topics include benefits of participating in our Honors College, what it means to be a Research Rookie, military student resources, how to review your financial aid award and opportunities especially for transfer students.

Use the button below to explore sessions and register now:



Follow @ReadyforRadford on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter for information about campus resources, current student takeovers, behind-the-scenes videos and more. Plus, you can join Ready for Radford 2023 private groups on Instagram and Facebook to meet other admitted students. Don't forget to use #ReadyforRadford for your chance to win monthly prizes!

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