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Application Guidelines

Radford University offers an incomparable opportunity to receive a first-rate education and to be part of a vibrant community of higher learning. Learn more about how to apply.

Radford University takes a holistic approach to reviewing applications and will never impose cut-off dates or offer guarantees of acceptance arbitrarily.

Radford University views everything that an applicant submits in an effort to get to know that individual as well as possible. Every application is reviewed by members of the Admissions committee in an effort to select potential Radford University students who we believe would not only find academic success at Radford, but also become positive contributors to our community.

To this end, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions reviews academic transcripts, the strengths of an applicant’s high school curriculum, standardized testing, letters of recommendation and all other materials submitted.

Freshmen - New Applicants

You can apply online or complete and submit a paper application.

Applicants with a 3.50 GPA (on a 4.00 scale) may elect to be considered for admission without submitting their Scholastic Assessment Test I (SAT I) or American College Testing Program (ACT).   Learn more about Test Optional admission consideration.

Traditional Application Review requires:

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
     
  • An official transcript of high school work completed
     
  • An official transcript of any dual enrollment courses completed

  • An official Scholastic Assessment Test I (SAT I) or American College Testing Program (ACT) score report.  Request to have your results electronically submitted to Radford University.

        SAT School Code - 5565
        ACT School Code - 4422       

Test Optional Application Review requires:

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
     
  • An official transcript of high school work completed
     
  • An official transcript of any dual enrollment courses completed

Any admissions application materials you would like to mail to Radford University should be sent to:

Radford University Office of Admissions
Box 6903
Radford, VA 24142.

Freshmen - Previous Applicants

Students who have submitted an application to Radford University within the past two years are not required to submit a new application.  Please complete and submit a reactivation form (PDF) to be reconsidered for admission.

Submit any additional transcripts of work completed since submission of the original application.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines:

December 1 — Early Action
(notification by January 15)

February 1 — Regular Decision
(notification by April 1)

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