Application Requirements

Applying to Radford University is very easy! Simply choose the application category that applies for you, follow the application requirements, and sumbit your documentation. It's that easy!

When ready, please send all documents via courier to:

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

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at +1 (540) 831-6200, or via e-mail, at globaled@radford.edu 

Freshman Students

To apply as a freshman student, please submit the following documents: 

1) Complete the online application

2) Submit Official Transcripts

Submit official transcripts for all secondary schools and any university/college(s) that you have attended. All transcripts must be in English. Please note that we accept electronic transcripts sent via Parchment, sendEdu, Clearinghouse, Common App, Scribbles and Scoir as official transcripts. If transcripts are submitted electronically through one of these partners, we do not require that you send a paper copy via courier.

For West African Examination Council (WAEC)/West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Students Only: In lieu of official secondary transcripts, you must provide us with your official WAEC/WASSCE scratch card or your information to check your results including examination number (index number), examination year, card serial number and pin.  

Note: Radford University reserves the right to request any and all transcripts be evaluated by a third-party evaluation service, such as WESECE or SpanTran when appropriate in order to make an admission decision.

3) Proof of English Proficiency

If you are transferring from a US institution, attended a high school that teaches in English, or if you have attended an institution in our list of waiver countries, you will not need to submit proof of English proficiency requirement.  

All other students are required to submit proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (Institution Code: 5565) 
    • Internet-based score: 68 or higher
    • Computer-based score: 190 or higher  
    • Paper-based score: 520 or higher 
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 
    • Overall band score of 5.5 or higher 
    • Writing band score of 5.0 or higher
  • Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) (Institution Code: 5565) 
    • Critical Reading score of 440 or higher.

** Test scores must be within the last two calendar years. 

Note: Radford University reserves the right to request additional documentation and/or conduct interviews when appropriate in order to make an admission decision.

To expedite your immigration paperwork, please provide the following documentation along with your application materials: 

1) Copy of your passport biographical page

2) Financial Statement

As required by the U.S. government, all international students must submit financial documents as evidence of the ability to pay all tuition, fees and expenses for one full year (less any scholarships). The most common financial documents used as evidence are a bank statement or a bank letter stating the balance on the account. All financial documents must be originals (no faxes, scans or copies will be accepted), in English and no older than six months. Please check the Financial Requirements Form to determine how much the financial statements must show. 

3) Affidavit of Support

If you will be supported by one or more family members or another individual(s), you must also submit an Affidavit of Support for each financial statement submitted. An Affidavit of Support for Dependents is also required for any dependent accompanying you to the USA.

3)  Pay the deposit

 

Conditional Admission Students

Conditional admission is for undergraduate students who do not have proof of English proficiency or do not meet our minimum proof of English proficiency requirements, but otherwise meet all other admission criteria. Students in this category are automatically admitted to Radford University with the condition (requirement) of completing our Intensive English Program (IEP) prior to taking any academic courses. Once the IEP program is completed, students will be allowed to begin their academic-related courses. No additional application is required. If you are applying under this category, please let us know by sending us an email at globaled@radford.edu.

Note: If you are applying for conditional admission, you will be required to complete at least one level (semester) of our Intensive English Program. You will not able to test out of this program upon arrival. 

To apply as a conditional admission student, please submit the following documents: 

1) Complete the online application

2) Submit Official Transcripts

Submit official transcripts for all secondary schools and any university/college(s) that you have attended. All transcripts must be in English. Please note that we accept electronic transcripts sent via Parchment, sendEdu, Clearinghouse, Common App, Scribbles and Scoir as official transcripts. If transcripts are submitted electronically through one of these partners, we do not require that you send a paper copy via courier.

For West African Examination Council (WAEC)/West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Students Only: In lieu of official secondary transcripts, you must provide us with your official WAEC/WASSCE scratch card or your information to check your results including examination number (index number), examination year, card serial number and pin.  

Note: Radford University reserves the right to request any and all transcripts be evaluated by a third-party evaluation service, such as WESECE or SpanTran when appropriate in order to make an admission decision.

3) Proof of English Proficiency

Because you are applying as a conditional admission student, or because your score is below our minimum English proficiency required for admission, you will not be required to submit any proof of English proficiency for admission purposes. However, you will be required to enroll in our Intensive English Program (IEP) prior to beginning any academic-related courses.

Note: Radford University reserves the right to request additional documentation and/or conduct interviews when appropriate in order to make an admission decision.

To expedite your immigration paperwork, please provide the following documentation along with your application materials: 

1) Copy of your passport biographical page

2) Financial Statement

As required by the U.S. government, all international students must submit financial documents as evidence of the ability to pay all tuition, fees and expenses for one full year (less any scholarships). The most common financial documents used as evidence are a bank statement or a bank letter stating the balance on the account. All financial documents must be originals (no faxes, scans or copies will be accepted), in English and no older than six months. Please check the Financial Requirements Form to determine how much the financial statements must show. 

3) Affidavit of Support

If you will be supported by one or more family members or another individual(s), you must also submit an Affidavit of Support for each financial statement submitted. An Affidavit of Support for Dependents is also required for any dependent accompanying you to the USA.

3)  Pay the deposit

 

Transfer Students

To apply as a transfer student, please submit the following documents: 

1) Complete the online application

2) Submit Official Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from all the university/college(s) that you have attended. All transcripts must be in English. Please note that we accept electronic transcripts sent via Parchment, sendEdu, Clearinghouse, Common App, Scribbles and Scoir as official transcripts. If transcripts are submitted electronically through one of these partners, we do not require that you send a paper copy via courier.

Transfer students who have earned less than 24 college credits from an accredited institution will need to submit all secondary transcripts as well. 

Note: Radford University reserves the right to request any and all transcripts be evaluated by a third-party evaluation service, such as WESECE or SpanTran when appropriate in order to make an admission decision.

3) Proof of English Proficiency

If you are transferring from a US institution, attended a high school that teaches in English, or if you have attended an institution in our list of waiver countries, you will not need to submit proof of English proficiency requirement. 

All other students are required to submit proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (Institution Code: 5565) 
    • Internet-based score: 68 or higher
    • Computer-based score: 190 or higher  
    • Paper-based score: 520 or higher 
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 
    • Overall band score of 5.5 or higher 
    • Writing band score of 5.0 or higher
  • Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) (Institution Code: 5565) 
    • Critical Reading score of 440 or higher.

** Test scores must be within the last two calendar years. 

Note: Radford University reserves the right to request additional documentation and/or conduct interviews when appropriate in order to make an admission decision.

To expedite your immigration paperwork, please provide the following documentation along with your application materials: 

1) Complete the Transfer In Form

2) Copy of your passport biographical page

3) Financial Statement

As required by the U.S. government, all international students must submit financial documents as evidence of the ability to pay all tuition, fees and expenses for one full year (less any scholarships). The most common financial documents used as evidence are a bank statement or a bank letter stating the balance on the account. All financial documents must be originals (no faxes, scans or copies will be accepted), in English and no older than six months. Please check the Financial Requirements Form to determine how much the financial statements must show.

4) Affidavit of Support

If you will be supported by one or more family members or another individual(s), you must also submit an Affidavit of Support for each financial statement submitted. An Affidavit of Support for Dependents is also required for any dependent accompanying you to the USA.

5) Pay the deposit

 

Intensive English Program (IEP) Students

This admission category is specifically for those students interested in only attending the Intensive English Program (IEP). This category does not provide for automatic admission into an academic program at Radford University.

To apply as an Intensive English Program (IEP) student, please submit the following documents: 

1) Complete the online application

2) Submit Official Transcripts

Submit official transcripts for all secondary schools and any university/college(s) that you have attended. All transcripts must be in English. Please note that we accept electronic transcripts sent via Parchment, sendEdu, Clearinghouse, Common App, Scribbles and Scoir as official transcripts. If transcripts are submitted electronically through one of these partners, we do not require that you send a paper copy via courier.

For West African Examination Council (WAEC)/West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Students Only: In lieu of official secondary transcripts, you must provide us with your official WAEC/WASSCE scratch card or your information to check your results including examination number (index number), examination year, card serial number and pin.  

Note: Radford University reserves the right to request any and all transcripts be evaluated by a third-party evaluation service, such as WESECE or SpanTran when appropriate in order to make an admission decision.

3) Proof of English Proficiency (Optional)

If you have previously taken an English Proficiency test, we encourage you to submit a copy. This will not be used for admission into the IEP program; rather it is just to show us your level of English.

Note: Radford University reserves the right to request additional documentation and/or conduct interviews when appropriate in order to make an admission decision.

To expedite your immigration paperwork, please provide the following documentation along with your application materials: 

1) Copy of your passport biographical page

2) Financial Statement

As required by the U.S. government, all international students must submit financial documents as evidence of the ability to pay all tuition, fees and expenses for one full year (less any scholarships). The most common financial documents used as evidence are a bank statement or a bank letter stating the balance on the account. All financial documents must be originals (no faxes, scans or copies will be accepted), in English and no older than six months. Please check the Financial Requirements Form to determine how much the financial statements must show. 

3) Affidavit of Support

If you will be supported by one or more family members or another individual(s), you must also submit an Affidavit of Support for each financial statement submitted. An Affidavit of Support for Dependents is also required for any dependent accompanying you to the USA.

3)  Pay the deposit

 

Exchange Students (Non-ISEP Students)

To apply as an exchange (non-ISEP) student, please submit the following documents: 

1) Complete the online application

2) Submit Official Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from all the university/college(s) that you have attended. All transcripts must be in English. Please note that we accept electronic transcripts sent via Parchment, sendEdu, Clearinghouse, Common App, Scribbles and Scoir as official transcripts. If transcripts are submitted electronically through one of these partners, we do not require that you send a paper copy via courier.

Note: Radford University reserves the right to request any and all transcripts be evaluated by a third-party evaluation service, such as WESECE or SpanTran when appropriate in order to make an admission decision.

3) Proof of English Proficiency

If you attend an institution that teaches in English, or if you have attended an institution in our list of waiver countries, you will not need to submit proof of English proficiency requirement. 

All other students are required to submit proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (Institution Code: 5565) 
    • Internet-based score: 68 or higher
    • Computer-based score: 190 or higher  
    • Paper-based score: 520 or higher 
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 
    • Overall band score of 5.5 or higher 
    • Writing band score of 5.0 or higher
  • Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) (Institution Code: 5565) 
    • Critical Reading score of 440 or higher.

** Test scores must be within the last two calendar years. 

Note: Radford University reserves the right to request additional documentation and/or conduct interviews when appropriate in order to make an admission decision.

Additional Required Documentation for Exchange Students

1) Submit the Exchange Student Nomination Form

This form must be completed by your advisor at your university and sent to Radford University via email at globaled@radford.edu.

2) Submit the Exchange Student Course Registration Form

This form is where you submit the courses you plan to take while at Radford University. You may search for courses on our website. When complete, please send the form to globaled@radford.edu.


To expedite your immigration paperwork, please provide the following documentation along with your application materials: 

1) Copy of your passport biographical page

2) Financial Statement

As required by the U.S. government, all international students must submit financial documents as evidence of the ability to pay all tuition, fees and expenses for one full year (less any scholarships). The most common financial documents used as evidence are a bank statement or a bank letter stating the balance on the account. All financial documents must be originals (no faxes, scans or copies will be accepted), in English and no older than six months. Please check the Financial Requirements Form to determine how much the financial statements must show.

3) Affidavit of Support

If you will be supported by one or more family members or another individual(s), you must also submit an Affidavit of Support for each financial statement submitted. An Affidavit of Support for Dependents is also required for any dependent accompanying you to the USA.

4) Pay the deposit

 

Exchange Students (ISEP Students)

Exchange students coming through an ISEP program should contact their ISEP coordinator at their school in order to apply. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at globaled@radford.edu.

Graduate Students

The College of Graduate Studies and Research manages all international graduate student applicants. As such, you may view all the available programs, application requirements and other information on the College of Graduate Studies and Research's webpage.