International Student Guidelines

Applications for admission cannot be considered until all required documents outline in the checklist [PDF] are received by the Radford University Office of Admissions. All documents become the property of Radford University and cannot be sent elsewhere or returned.

All documents must be originals or certified copies that beat the original stamp and seal. Please send all documents to one of the following addresses:

Mailing Address:

Office of Admissions
Radford University
Attn: International Counselor
PO Box 6903
Radford, VA 24142

FedEx Address

Office of Admissions
Radford University
Attn: International Counselor
RU Station Box 6903
801 E. Main St.
Radford, VA 24142-6903

Application Deadlines

The following are deadlines to complete your application and submit all academic documents.

Summer Sessions: February 1

Fall Semester: June 1

Spring: October 1

All students are considered for admission on a rolling basis meaning the earlier you apply, the sooner you receive an admissions decision. You can expect an admissions decision 3-4 weeks after your completed application is received in the Radford University Admissions Office.

Acceptance Notification

Once a decision has been made, you will receive an email notification. If accepted we will mail an acceptance letter and visa information after all financial documents have been submitted.

At this point it is crucial to make your deposit to reserve your spot in the incoming freshman class. For students who plan to live on-campus, and additional deposit is necessary to reserve your room on campus.

Deposit for Off-Campus Students
$200 for class reservation

Deposit for On-Campus Students    
$200 class reservation
$200 room reservation
$400 total deposit

The deadline to make a deposit is May 1. However, it is crucial that you act as soon as possible with respect to your deposit because priority for housing is given based off of the date of deposit.

Room deposits are refundable for the fall term only if written notification is received prior to May 1.

Estimated Costs and Fees

  Cost per
Cost per
Academic Year
Tuition and Fees $11,716 $23,432
Room and Board $4,886 $9,772
Health Insurance $650 $1,300
Books $600 $1,200
Personal Expenses $1,650 $3,300
Total $19,502 $39,004

Potential additional costs:

  • Additional expenses for a spouse: $4,000 per year
  • Additional expenses for children: $3,000 per year
  • Tuition and Fees are based on full-time enrollment of 12-15 credit hours per semester. Undergraduate tuition is assessed at $971.00 per credit hour.
  • Summer session costs are not included.
  • Health insurance coverage during summer break is included
  • Room and Board cost estimates are based on flex mean plan. Several meal plans are available at varying costs.

The official I-20 estimate for the 2019-2020 academic year is $39,004

Financial aid for international students is not currently available through Radford University. However, some academic scholarships, athletic scholarships or campus jobs are available to help supplement tuition costs.