Info for School Counselors

School counselors, independent counselors, community based organizations, and other K-12 members are vital to the success of college bound students. It is our hope that, together, we can help each of your students find the best “fit” for their higher education. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions welcomes you to reference the forms and information on this page to help your students through the application process.


Visit Us!

 We welcome School Counselors on our campus anytime! While you're here, we're happy to share information with you about the admissions process and how student opportunities are continually growing at Radford.

Additionally, Radford University welcomes group and class visits! To schedule your personalized experience to Radford or Roanoke locations, please reach out to our Director of Campus Engagement and Director of Visit Experience.

Rebekah LaPlante, Director of Campus Engagement

Sarah Tate, Director of Visit Experience


Virginia College Advising Corp with the Bronze Highlander Statue

Virginia College Advising Corps visits Radford University.


Connect with the Admissions Team

We are proud of the relationships the Office of Admissions builds with our secondary school partners. You can reach out directly to your admissions counselor for student application status checks, high school visit requests or just to say hello! 

Use our interactive map to find the admissions counselor assigned to your state or region of Virginia. 

If you have not yet joined, we encourage you to explore this free service designed to strengthen communication between college admissions offices and secondary school counselors. Through, you can submit materials, review student decisions and more. 


Application Information At a Glance

Students may apply online for free through our University application or  The Common Application. Both applications are weighed equally, if a student isn't sure which application to complete we recommend our University application. 

We hope to work with you and your students during this exciting time! We invite you to learn more about the freshman application requirements on our website; additionally, we've highlighted important dates and codes below.

If you are a community college partner or have a student considering starting their college journey at a community college, review our transfer requirements here.


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

Early Action/Non-binding Admissions Deadline (notification of admissions decision beginning November 15)

  • February 1

Regular Decision Deadline (notification of admissions decision on a rolling basis)

Test Optional

Students may apply for admission to Radford University without submitting an SAT or ACT.  Students that choose to apply test optional will not be at a disadvantage in the review process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some of the most commonly heard questions from students about the admissions process and about Radford University

Direct Admission

Radford offers direct admission for freshmen and transfer applicants who meet certain criteria. Please see the freshmen requirements or transfer requirements pages for details. 

Important Radford School Codes

SAT: 5565 

ACT: 4422

FAFSA: 003732  

Recommended Curriculum

We recommend that students complete:

  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of Laboratory Sciences
  • 4 units of College Prep Math
  • 4 units of Social Studies
  • 3 - 4 units of Foreign Language

College Credit

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 are 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.