Transfer Credit Resources
As transfer students, Radford recognizes that it is important for you to understand exactly how your credits will transfer before arriving on campus. We have created this detailed page with resources to assist you in understanding the credit transfer policy and identifying which classes are likely to transfer to Radford. Please note, official transfer credit evaluations are done as part of the admissions application review process.
If you have any additional questions, please reach out to our transfer counseling team.
Checking Your Official Transfer Credit
Transfer Self Service Tool
Each year, approximately 75% of transfer students enter Radford from a Virginia Community College campus. Transfer Virginia provides transparent, accessible, consistent, and current information to students throughout the college selection, enrollment, and transfer process.
You can research, plan, and organize your college and transfer journey using the information and resources available within this portal from Virginia’s participating institutions, including Radford University.
Additionally, this Transfer Guide will help you understand how associate degrees count at Radford as well as list course equivalencies.
Northern Virginia and New River Community College Resources
Radford's strong partnership with NOVA and New River has a long history and in an effort to assist transfer students even more, Radford University has a transfer hub located on the campuses of NOVA and New River. Interested students can meet one on one with a transfer admissions representative to begin their journey of becoming a Highlander.
Visit the NRCC Highlander Hub located in Godbey Hall to talk one on one with Admissions.
Military Transfer Credit
Radford University will consider for transfer credit only those credits earned from a regionally accredited school, as well as military service at levels consistent with the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Education Experiences in the Armed Services.
Any Veteran or Active Military student who would like to have their completed military service and training evaluated for possible transfer credit must:
Connect with a transfer counselor to determine how your military credits will transfer.
Submit the JST using the online delivery method through the JST portal. Once their JST is received an unofficial estimate of possible credit hours will be determined. An official evaluation will be conducted after a student has been admitted.
All matching recommendations will earn only non-specific elective credits. After matriculation, students may appeal any elective credits received through the JST Evaluation Appeal process.
Transfer Credit Policy
There is no limit to the number of hours a student may transfer. However, some important information to note:
30 credit hours must be taken at Radford University in order to be granted a degree.
Half of the required major (and minor) courses must be taken at Radford University.
All students must be enrolled at Radford during the last semester before graduation.
30 of the last 39 credit hours must be completed at Radford University.
A minimum "C" cumulative grade point average (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) on all coursework attempted is required for consideration.
Evaluation of transcripts for transfer credits is done by Radford University's Office of the Registrar upon admission. An official credit evaluation will show courses and credits that are accepted and fulfill Radford University requirements.
Credits are usually accepted from accredited institutions, provided that they carry a grade of "C" or better.
Students who have earned an associate's in arts, associate's in sciences and the associate's in arts and sciences degrees from a Virginia community college will be considered to have satisfied Radford's Core Curriculum requirements.
More information on Radford's Transfer Credit Policy can be found here.
Spring 2020 VCCS Exception to Pass/Fail Policy
It is highly recommended that before making the decision to switch to the VCCS P+ option, VCCS students consult with their advisors.
Radford University will accept the grade of P+ in transfer credit from VCCS for classes taken in Spring 2020 only. Radford University will not accept the grade of P- as transfer credit. VCCS students are advised to either keep the traditional A-F grading protocol or select the P+ option to ensure transfer of credit.
Opting for the proposed P+ option may prevent a student from improving their GPA to what may be needed to gain admission into the desired major, or continue in the same major or even graduate from a particular major. Students who have this concern should first contact their respective advisor for guidance.
Having a P+ grade may reflect negatively on students who are planning to apply to a graduate program since some graduate programs may not accept such a grade. Once again, students who have this concern should first contact their respective advisor for guidance.
Undergraduate students who are in the following majors leading to licensure, certification, or other credentialing must keep in mind that switching to the P+ option may prevent the course from being counted towards entry into the major, continuation within the major, or successful graduation. Therefore, students in these majors must consult with their respective advisor before choosing the P+ grade options for any class. Specifically, these majors are as follows:
- Allied Health Science
- Athletic Training
- Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Emergency Services
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Recreation Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Social Work
- Teacher Education Programs