Non-Degree Procedure

If you have enrolled in a RU Graduate course as a “non-degree seeking” graduate student within the previous two years, your application is “current.” 

If you do not have a current non-degree graduate application on file, follow the process for application as a non-degree seeking graduate student, as outlined below:


Apply online Pay Application Fee ($50)

Create or log-in to your ApplyWeb account, access the College of Graduate Studies and Research Application, and select “Non-degree” as your program choice on page two.  Please follow the instructions to complete the application as indicated.

Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.75; or Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 3.00.*

Test Scores - None Required *
Recommendations - None Required *
Transcripts - Please submit an official transcript showing that a bachelor's degree has been awarded from a regionally-accredited institution or an official transcript showing your most recent conferred advanced degree.  Your transcript must be received to Graduate Admissions (PO Box 6928, Radford, Virginia  24142) in the original sealed envelope in order to be official.  If your institution provides official transcripts electronically, please request that your transcript be sent to  
* Specific certificates or courses may have additional requirements.

Online applications may be submitted up to two business days prior to the start of a given term to be considered for enrollment in that term.  (The application will close at that point for that particular term, but you may still apply for admission for a later term.)  Only complete applications may be considered for admission; therefore, you will want to submit your official transcripts immediately.

Once your application is complete and approved, you will receive a letter from Graduate Admissions with general registration instructions. Specific courses or programs may also provide specific instructions for registration. Please note that not all graduate courses can accommodate non-degree enrollment and degree- and certificate-seeking students receive priority registration in courses.

We look forward to welcoming you to Radford University! If you need assistance or have questions related to the Graduate Admissions process, email graduate admissions or call us at (540) 831-5431.

A word of advice…. Don’t delay! Complete your application and request your transcripts today. It can take several weeks for transcripts to arrive.