Bridge Program

About the New River Community College/Radford University Bridge Program

The New River Community College (NRCC) and Radford University (RU) Bridge Program, NRB2RU, is a rigorous and supportive residential program that provides an opportunity for participants to enhance their academic skills before fully enrolling at Radford University.

NRB2RU is a partnership between NRCC and Radford University. The program provides support for the transition from high school to college and encourages engaged learning in active communities of students, faculty and staff.

To be eligible, students must first submit an admission application to Radford University. Freshman applicants who do not meet Radford University’s standard admission criteria may be selected to participate in the program. An invitation to participate in the Bridge Program is based on the applicant’s high school GPA. Students can choose to submit SAT or ACT scores but they are not required. Participating students will take courses at NRCC (Dublin campus) for their first year, while living, dining and engaging in a robust student life at Radford University. Transportation between the two campuses, which are about ten miles apart, is provided throughout each weekday.




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Contact the Bridge Program

Whitney Pitschke
Assistant Director of Admissions
Radford University
112 Russell Hall
P.O. Box 6903
Radford, Virginia  24142

Lara Hopkins
Bridge Success Advisor
New River Community College
Godbey Hall 45
Dublin, Virginia 24084
540-674-3600 x4574

Sherry Hazelwood
Senior Director of Transfer Recruitment
Radford University
117 Russell Hall
P.O. Box 6903
Radford, Virginia  24142