Readmission

Students whose enrollment with Radford University was terminated, regardless of the reason, and wish to re-enroll must submit an Application for Readmission to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Below we have outlined the process and criteria for being considered for readmission to Radford University. If you have questions about readmission or your readmission status please contact us at admissions@radford.edu or 540-831-5371. 

Application Requirements and Materials

Submit an official Application for Readmission no less than 30 days and no more than 6 months before the beginning of the semester that the student wishes to begin re-enrollment. Students who left the institution in good standing need only to apply and submit transcripts from any other institution attended since their last enrollment at Radford.

Students who were not in good standing when they left, (academic probation, academic suspension, disciplinary probation) must submit a written statement with their application detailing the following with information:

  • Reasons the student wishes to return to Radford.
  • Activities or accomplishments that occurred during the student's absence from Radford. 
  • If applicable, detail how and why academic performance will improve.

Criteria Considered in Readmission Requests

A Readmission Committee comprised of members from different offices across campus reviews all applications for readmission for students who were academically suspended, left the University while on academic probation, and students whose enrollment ended while on disciplinary suspension. Only written materials will be considered for readmission.

The Readmission Committee will review the application and determine eligibilty to return based upon the following criteria:

  • Students written statement
  • Quality point defecit
  • Number of "Repeats" available that can be used to improve GPA
  • Prior academic history
  • Requested readmit major
  • Requested readmission semester
  • Total credit hours attempted and/or earned
  • Improved academic performance, evidenced by a transcript from any institution attended while absent from Radford University. 

If a student has attended another institution while absent from Radford University, they must have maintained at least a 2.0 GPA to be eligible for readmission. Readmission decision may be deferred pending receipt of a transcript showing evidence of improved academic performance. 

Decision Timeline

Students will be notified in writing of their decision within 2-4 weeks after submitting all required documents. Included in the decision notification packet will be information regarding any additional steps required to complete the re-enrollment process. The Readmission committee reserves the right to revoke any offer of readmission. 

Satisfactory Progress

All students that have returned to Radford University will be required to maintain satisfactory progress by making up their quality points defecit by at least half. Satisfactory progress is an official University policy as well as a federal requirement for any student receiving financial aid. Students are required to maintain satisfactory progress regardless of their financial aid status. Students who have not made reasonable progress toward good academic standing will not be permitted to enroll for the semester following their readmission term. 

Academic Renewal

Academic Renewal is designed to benefit students who want to return to Radford University to complete their initial undergraduate degree after an extended absence of at least two calendar years. In order to be eligible for Academic Renewal, the student's culumlative GPA from when they were last enrolled at Radford must be less than a 2.0. When applying for readmission, students can indicate their interest in using Academic Renewal. Academic Renewal can only be used once during a student's time at the University. 

Under the provisions of Academic Renewal, the following conditions apply:

  • All previously earned letter grades remain on the student's official transcript, but the student carries no GPA at the time of re-enrollment.
  • The student retains credit hours for all courses passed with a grade of "C' or better. The student loses credit for courses passed with a grade of "C-" or lower. 
  • If academic renewal is granted, a student must earn a 2.0 grade point average or better for the first 12 credit hours attempted upon returning. Failure to do so will result in academic suspension.