Incoming Freshmen, Transfer Students and Continuing Sophomores on Main Campus

The primary purpose of academic advising is to assist students in their growth and development by constructing meaningful educational plans that are compatible with their life goals. It is a continuous and consistent process which is built upon the basis of frequent, accumulated personal contacts between the advisor and student. Effective academic advising is considered a cornerstone of the student’s experience at Radford University.  

Academic advisors in the Academic Success Center (ASC) work together to provide comprehensive services to all students with fewer than 56 credit hours, undeclared students, first-year transfer students, and students who have been readmitted and are initially in poor academic standing. In order to effectively and comprehensively meet our students needs, all incoming freshmen and transfers, as well as continuing sophomores, who have declared a major are assigned to a professional academic advisor in the ASC. Students can look up their academic advisor in their Starfish network.

RUC Students or Students with more than 56 credit hours

Students at Radford University Carilion or main campus students who have earned 56 or more credits, are assigned to a faculty advisor within their major department. These students can look up their faculty advisor in their Starfish network or are welcome to email or stop by during their faculty advisor’s designated office hours.