Admitted Student Information

Congratulations on your admission to Radford University! We look forward to welcoming you to our community!

If you have not done so, please submit the following documentation in order to issue your immigration paperwork:

  1. Copy of your passport biographical page (the page with your picture and information).
  2. Affidavit of Support [PDF].
  3. Bank Statement (Please check out our Financial Requirements form to find out the minimum amount of funds you must show in the bank statement).

You may submit the information above to globaled@radford.edu or upload it on your student application portal.

Below you will find the next steps required for your transition to campus. Please note that, depending on your stydent type (freshman, transfer, exchange, etc.), you may not need to complete some of these steps.

To complete some of the information below, you will need your RU ID and your claim code. This information was included in your admission letter. If you don't have it, or if you have any other questions, please contact us at globaled@radford.edu.

Step 1 - Activate Your OneCampus Account

Instructions on how to activate your account can be found on the Admitted Student website.

Step 2 - Confirm Your Enrollment

Instructions on how to confirm your enrollment can be found on the Admitted Student website.

Step 3 - Submit Your Housing Application

Instructions on how to complete your housing application can be found on the Houseing and Residence Life website.

Step 4 - Register for Orientation

Instructions on how to register for orientation can be found New Student and Family Programs website.

Step 5 - Submit Your Health Records

Complete and submit your Health Record Form online or print a PDF and turn it in to globaled@radford.edu by 1 August (Fall intake) or 1 January (Spring intake).

If you have any questiosn about the Health Record Form, please email healthrecords@radford.edu.

Step 6 - Submit Final Transcripts

Please submit your final transcripts (marksheets) by 1 August (Fall intake) or 1 January (Spring intake). You can send your transcripts to:

Radford University
Office of Undergraduate Admission
801 E. Main Street
Box 6903
Radford, VA 24142
U.S.A.

 

Step 7 - Apply for Your Visa

The McGlothlin Center for Global Education and Engagement assists admitted international students in securing a student visa prior to entering the United States.

There are two type student visas that we support:

  • F-1 Visas: This visa category is intended for students seeking a full degree program at Radford University. If you were admitted into a full degree program, you will find your Form I-20 on this packet.
  • J-1 Visas: This visa category is intended for students coming to Radford University for an exchange program (typically 1 or 2 semesters). If you were admitted into the exchange program, you will find your Form DS-2019 on this packet.

The following documents are typically required when applying for a visa:

  • A completed online visa application form.
  • Form I-20 or DS-2019.
  • Proof that you paid the SEVIS fee & visa application fees.
  • A passport valid for at least 6 months or more into the future.
  • Financial support documentation (no older than 2 months).
  • Your admission letter from Radford University.
  • Proof of home country ties (optional but highly recommended): proof of property ownership, bank accounts, significant family in your home country, or a job offer in your home country upon completion of your U.S. studies, among others.

Since visa requirements change from time to time, please check with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your area to ensure there are no additional documents you will need when applying for your visa.

When you go to the American embassy or consulate in your country and present your I-20 or DS-2019, the Consular Officer will place a visa stamp (usually in the form of a sticker) on a page inside your passport. The visa: (1) gives you permission to apply for entry to the U.S.; (2) indicates the type of visa you have been given for your stay in the U.S (student visa); (3) when the visa expires; and (4) how many times you can enter the U.S. using that visa (e.g. single, multiple, etc.).

You may not enter the U.S. on your F-1 or J-1 visa more than 30 days prior to the report date on your I-20 or DS-2019.
 

Step 8 - Pay Your Tuition and Fees

There are various options on how to pay your tuition and fees.

Step 9 - Check In

All new Radford University students are required to check-in. It is a simple process that will only take a few minutes to complete. The process just asks you to confirm that you are indeed going to attend RU this term and to verify or update your contact and emergency contact information. It is very important to the University that we have accurate contact and emergency contact information for you. Completion of the check-in process is required of all students in order to:

  1. View your course schedule.
  2. Make fall course schedule adjustments.
  3. View midterm and final grades.