The Waldron College Advising Center is staffed by a full-time Advising Coordinator, a full-time academic advisor and graduate students trained to assist in advising. The Advising Center serves as primary advisor for the following majors: Pre-Communication Sciences and Disorders, Pre-Nursing, and Pre-Social Work. The Advising Center serves as secondary advisor for the following majors: Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nursing, and Social Work. When you enter upper division Nursing, Communication Sciences and Disorders, or Social Work, you will be assigned a faculty advisor within that department. If you do not know who your advisor is, please check your web audit and your advisor is listed there.
Standards of Professional Practice Education
All students in the Waldron College of Health and Human Services must adhere to the Standards of Professional Practice Education. View the Standards of Professional Practice Manual.
This is a reminder that completing all degree requirements is the responsibility of the student. Students need to use their Advising Manual, along with the University Catalog and Student Handbook. A few general requirements are listed below:
- Students may repeat up to three courses, and withdraw from five courses, while at RU.
- Always double check your list of classes approved for the Core Curriculum – if you take a course not on the approved list, you will not be able to use it for a requirement.
- Students may take courses during the summer at RU or at another school for transferring back to RU (for transfer classes, check with the Registrar’s Office first so you know how the class will transfer back to RU).
- New freshmen and new transfer students must have at least a 1.25 GPA at the end of the first semester to avoid suspension.
- At least 45 credits (and 50% of major requirements) must be completed at Radford University.
- To graduate with Latin Honors, the student must graduate with at least a 3.5 overall GPA and complete at least 60 credits at RU (if less than 60 hours, “with distinction” is given).