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.


Come Visit Us

We welcome School Counselors on our campus anytime! Throughout the year we will be hosting formal events for School Counselors; however, we invite you to reach out to us directly if you are interested in scheduling something outside of these formal events. 

While you're here, we're happy to share information with you about the admissions process for prospective students and how student opportunities are continually growing at Radford! Visit options include, but are not limited to: 

  • A campus tour
  • Meeting your Admissions Counselor
  • Lunch with a current student
  • A tour of academic facilities 
  • Engaging with faculty and academic partners
Virginia College Advising Corp with the Bronze Highlander Statue

Virginia College Advising Corps visits Radford University during Summer 2019.


Find Your Admissions Counselor

We are proud of the relationships the Office of Admissions builds with our secondary school partners. We encourage you to 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. 


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:

  • December 1

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

Priority deadline for FAFSA

  • February 1

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

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

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.