Graduate Conditional Admissions

The conditional admission program is designed to recruit promising graduate international students to Radford University. Prospective graduate international students who meet regular admission requirements except English language may apply for conditional admission through the LCI@RU.

Applicants are conditionally admitted based on an evaluation of credentials and of other relevant documents (personal statement, letters of reference, resume, etc.). Once conditionally admitted, students work toward meeting remaining admission requirements while studying in the LCI@RU's Intensive English Program. When conditions are met, students will be transferred into their graduate program to begin studies the immediately following semester. Some Radford programs do not grant conditional admission.

Conditionally admitted students must complete the Intensive English Program through Level 550 and attend this program for a minimum of one semester (two Intensive English terms). There are 10 English proficiency levels in the program, each requiring two months of study. Students are placed upon arrival into the appropriate level based on a placement exam. Levels may not be skipped. Students must maintain a "B" equivalent (75%) GPA. Offers of conditional admission will be revoked for students who do not successfully complete the LCI@RU study requirement.

Program Eligibility

To be competitive for conditional admission, applicants should have an undergraduate university-equivalent GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. (Certain majors have higher minimum GPA requirements.) Applicants must have either earned a bachelor’s degree or be in their senior year of undergraduate study. The degree must be comparable to a U.S. bachelor’s degree. Further, applicants must meet the requirements of the individual graduate program for which they are applying, with the exception of English requirements and tests such as the GRE or GMAT.

International applicants are required to use either American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) or World Education Services (WES) as a credential evaluation service. Applicants are required to select the course-by-course report option for whichever credential evaluation service is chosen.

Students who apply for conditional admission during their senior year of university studies must submit final transcripts before a formal acceptance letter will be issued by the College of Graduate and Studies and Research.

Offers of conditional admission are contingent upon meeting any required test scores (GRE or GMAT) prior to beginning graduate classes.

Withdrawal of conditional admission status

If at any time a student wishes to withdraw his or her conditional admission application/status, the status will become void. At that point, if the student were to reapply directly to Radford University, he or she would be considered as any other international student. Students who wish to withdraw their conditional admission status will not lose their LCI@RU status; in other words, they can continue to study at the LCI@RU.

Participating Programs and Requirements

Program Cumulative GPA Required Essay Number of Recommendation Letters Required Other
Corporate and Professional Communication 2.75 -- 3 academic letters --
Business Administration 2.75 -- 2 academic or professional letters
Education 3.0 Translated essay on why you are interested in this program 2 academic letters --
Literacy Education
2.75 --
2 academic or professional letters addressing your history of successful teaching experiences and potential for academic and professional success
Translated resume; teaching license or other documentation stating you have at least three years of teaching experience
Social Work
2.75 -- 3, including one from a professional practicing in the field of human services who has witnessed your practice abilities and can assess your promise/sustainability as a professional social worker
Translated resume; LCI MSW Supplemental Forms
Special Education 2.75 --
3 academic letters, addressing your ability to work with children with and without disabilities as well as your potential to succeed in graduate work
Translated resume