Transfer Students

At Radford University, transferring could not be easier or clearer. Depending on the number of approved credits transferred into the university, you will be asked to cover one to all four of the REAL areas.

  • Students with 56 or more approved transfer credits or a SCHEV approved transfer degree
    • Complete majors, minors, and/or certificates that fulfill at least one area of the REAL Curriculum. At least 3 credit hours in designated coursework in each R, E, A, and L area. The coursework in R, E, and A must also be GE designated.
  • Students with 36 - 55 approved transfer credits
    • Complete majors, minors, and/or certificates that fulfill at least two areas of the REAL Curriculum. At least 3 credit hours in designated coursework in each R, E, A, and L area. The coursework in R, E, and A must also be GE designated.  All other REAL Curriculum requirements must be completed, including general education credits and writing intensive course requirements.
  • Students with 15 - 35 approved transfer credits
    • Complete majors, minors, and/or certificates that fulfill at least three areas of the REAL Curriculum. At least 3 credit hours in designated coursework in each R, E, A, and L area. The coursework in R, E, and A must also be GE designated.  All other REAL Curriculum requirements must be completed, including general education credits and writing intensive course requirements.
  • Students with 0 – 14 approved transfer credits
    • Complete the REAL Curriculum as required.

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 once official transcripts from all previous institutions are received.

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to our transfer counseling team. 

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Transfer Virginia

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Our Transfer Equivalency Self Service Tool allows you to enter your coursework from other institutions and determine how your courses will most likely apply to your intended major at Radford University. You can input any courses you have already completed and view an unofficial degree audit based on how your credits transfer.

Create an account in the system in order for your information to be saved and record your password (we cannot reset it). If you do not create an account within the tool, download a PDF of your audit as it will not be saved in the system.

Things to know about the Transfer Equivalency Self Service Tool:

  • Updates to transfer credit can occur
  • If you do not see your course listed, contact the Office of Admissions for information on requesting information on course equivalency at admissions@radford.edu
  • If your course shows an elective credit as the transferrable course, you can work with an advisor (after enrollment) to determine if the course can be re-reviewed for specific credit
  • If you complete a transferrable associates degree at a Virginia Community College, your general education requirements will be waived
  • Prior to official transcripts being received and official credit evaluation completed, any evaluation of transfer credits is unofficial. 
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Military Transfer Credit

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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.

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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.

While unofficial transcripts may be used for an admissions decision, evaluation of transcripts for credit can only be done once official transcript copies have been received. 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.