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  • Now accepting applications.
  • Please note the application deadline for each program.  For programs with rolling admission or for consideration as a non-degree seeking student, 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.) 

        Requires a nonrefundable application fee of $50

Please use the RU Communication Sciences and Disorders ETS code 0170 when submitting official GRE scores.

  • Physical Therapy Applicants click here for the PTCAS application.
    The required Supplemental Application for Admission to the Graduate College for CAS Applicants Only is available for online submission here. Select PTCAS Applicant on page one.
    • The Summer 2017 application deadline is October 3, 2016.
    • This is a firm deadline.  Please note that if your completed application is not electronically mailed by PTCAS to RU by the firm deadline you will not be guaranteed to qualify for on-site interview.  Please allow ample time for PTCAS to verify and electronically mail your application.  Visit the PTCAS website for more information regarding the verification process. 
    • Volunteer observation hours must be completed by December 15, 2016.

Please use the RU Physical Therapy ETS code 0373 when submitting official GRE scores.

  • Non-English Speakers Seeking Conditional Admission to a Graduate Program

If you are non-English speaking and with to apply to Radford’s graduate school, we offer an intensive language program through the Language and Culture Institute. The required LCI@RU Graduate Application for Conditional Admission is available for online submission here.  Please refer to the LCI@RU website for participating programs and admission requirements.
Please note that in addition to the $50 non-refundable fee required with the LCI@RU Graduate Application for Conditional Admission, you are also required to submit the $135 LCI Application Fee online here.

Recommendation Form

Graduate Assistantship Application

In-state Tuition Form

Supplemental International Student Application



SUPPORTING MATERIALS – Carefully read the online instructions prior to beginning the online application to ensure completeness of your application.

PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT CLEARLY - On supplemental application materials being mailed in, please use black or blue ink and avoid using staples.

TEST SCORES – Official scores (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, GMAT, MAT) must be submitted directly to the Graduate College from the testing services.  Unofficial test scores and transcripts will not be accepted.  Please use ETS code 5565 to submit your official test scores to the Graduate College.  (Communication Sciences and Disorders applicants, please use GRE ETS code 0170; Physical Therapy applicants, please use GRE ETS code 0373.)

RECOMMENDATIONS  – For degree seeking students, at least two RU recommendation forms are required. Some programs require three.  You will have the opportunity to request recommendations online through with the submission of your online application.  If you are not using the online recommendations available through the online application and your recommendations are sent back to you, do not open them. Hardcopy recommendations must remain in their original sealed envelopes, with signature of the reference across the seal, to be submitted with your application.  Hardcopy recommendations may be forwarded directly to Graduate Admissions.  Recommendations are not required for non-degree seeking applicants.  Post-baccalaureate certificate requirements vary and some do request the submission of letters of recommendations. Applicants for initial teaching licensure are required to submit three recommendations. 

TRANSCRIPTS – Request official transcripts from the registrar of each college or university you’ve attended. For applicants who are graduates of Radford University, only transcripts for post-baccalaureate course work taken elsewhere need to be sent. If the official transcripts are sent to you do not open them.  They must remain in their original sealed envelope from the registrar to be submitted with your application.  Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded to your online application and may be used by the department for consideration for admission.

RESIDENCY  – All Virginia residents must complete the application for in-state tuition.  If you are a non-Virginia resident and wish to apply for residency, you will also need to complete the application for in-state tuition.  Applications must be received prior to the first day of classes in order to be eligible to receive in-state residency for a given term.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – A minimum score on an English proficiency exam is required for all international applicants who attended an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction was not English.  Official TOEFL or IELTS scores are accepted.  A minimum IELTS band score of 6.5 or TOEFL internet-based score of 79 or 80 or paper-based score of 550 must be achieved in order to be considered for admission.  Additional documentation of financial ability is also required (see the Graduate Catalog or call Graduate Admissions for information).

TYPE OF ADMISSION – There are five types of admission:  Degree Seeking, Degree Seeking and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Initial Teacher Licensure, and Non-Degree Seeking. 


FINANCIAL AID – Several types of financial aid are available for graduate students.  Information about financial aid may be found online, or you may contact the Office of Financial Aid directly:
Office of Financial Aid
Radford University
P. O. Box 6905
Radford, VA  24142
(540) 831-5408

HONOR CODE – I shall uphold the values and ideals of Radford University by engaging in responsible behavior and striving always to be accountable for my actions while holding myself and others to the highest moral and ethical standards of academic integrity and good citizenship as defined in the Standards of Student Conduct.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY – Radford University does not discriminate with regard to race, color, sex, sexual preference, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational programs, activities, admission, or employment practices.

SIGN AND DATE your application in each designated place.

VOICE  (540) 831-5431         FAX  (540) 831-6061             TDD  (540) 831-5128
Office hours are 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

A Paper Application for Graduate Admission may be printed and mailed to the Graduate College. Please expect a two week delay in processing your application if you choose this option over electronic submission.


Graduate Admissions
Radford University
P. O. Box 6928
Radford, Virginia 24142