Freshmen Applicant Requirements

Test Optional

We are excited to announce, beginning with Fall 2021 applicants, Radford University will not require standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) for admission. Students may choose to submit test scores as part of their application; however students that choose to apply test optional will not be at a disadvantage in the admissions review process or merit-based scholarship consideration. 


While we typically review applicants and release decisions as we receive students' materials, we have outlined a few important deadlines for you to keep in mind below:

November 1: Priority Early Action/Non-binding Admissions Deadline (notification of admissions decision by December 15) 

December 1: Early Action/Non-binding Admissions Deadline (notification of admissions decision by January 15) 

February 1: Regular Decision Deadline (notification of admissions decision by April 1)

Applications will continue to be reviewed after February 1 as space is available. 

Submitting Transcripts

Radford University requires a transcript from all high schools attended. Students may submit an unofficial transcript for admission application review however, official transcripts are required at time of enrollment.

We accept eletronic transcripts sent via Parchment, sendEdu, Clearinghouse, Common App, Scribbles and Scoir as official transcripts.  If materials are submitted electronically we do not require that you send a paper copy.  If you would prefer to mail application materials to Radford University please send them to:

Radford University Office of Admissions
Box 6903
Radford, VA 24142

Important Radford School Codes

SAT: 5565 

ACT: 4422

FAFSA: 003732 


We recommend that students complete: 4 units each of English, Labratory Sciences, College Prep Math, Social Studies, and 3 - 4 units of Foreign Language. Please note no preference is give to if courses are completed in an in person or virtual format. 

Radford University evaluates Advanced Placement, International Baccalaurate and Dual Enrollment for possible college credit. Students that are graduating high school with an Associates Degree are considered New Freshman and required to complete the Freshman application. Credit evaluations are completed for deposited students that have submitted an official college transcript or AP/IB scores the summer before they enroll at Radford University. 

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Home-schoolers in Accredited Programs

Students coming from an accredited home-school, in person or online, program are not required to submit any additional materials with their applications. These students have the same guidelines as incoming freshmen and should supply the following.


Previous Applicants

Students who have submitted an application to Radford University within the past year are not required to submit a new application.  Please complete and submit the term change request.

Submit any additional transcripts of work completed since submission of the original application.