- International Application and $50 fee
- All prior Secondary/High School or College/University transcripts and graduating/leaving certificate or diploma
- Demonstrated English Language Proficiency
- English translations of undergraduate course descriptions for transfer credit, if applicable
- Financial documentation (seeking F/J visas only)
- Passport identification page, if available
- SAT/ACT optional
All transcripts, translations and standardized tests must be official, sealed, stamped by the institution or testing agency and sent directly to Old Dominion University. Testing authorities may include the Registrar or the Principle/Controller of Exams. When English is not the language of instruction, academic transcripts and course descriptions are required in both English and one's native language. Credentials submitted during the application process become the property of Old Dominion University and cannot be returned.
Old Dominion adheres to strict application deadlines. A complete application and supporting credentials must be received by the stated term deadline, or admission consideration will be applied to the next available semester.
The Office of International Admissions awards general education and elective undergraduate course credit from classes taken at accredited foreign and U.S. post secondary institutions. Core departmental course credit is awarded by academic advisors within the college. English translations of course/catalog descriptions are required, and will expedite the evaluation process. Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credits are awarded once official scores are received.
- Monarch TRANSFERmation - transfer course database of U.S. institutions.
- University Catalog - in depth outline of ODU's general education requirements.
College of Health Sciences
Admission to Old Dominion University does not guarantee admission into the College of Health Sciences. Students typically apply during their sophomore (2nd) year to begin course study during their junior (3rd) year. A supplemental application is required. Contact a departmental advisor within the College of Health Sciences for admission and pre-requisite information.
Direct Entry/Accelerated Programs
ODU offers Freshman Guaranteed Entry Bachelor's/Master's/Ph.D./M.D. programs to a select number of high ability freshman (1st) year. In addition, upon departmental approval and satisfactory completion of all admission and continuation requirements, Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's/Ph.D. programs are available to undergraduate degree seeking students in senior (4th) year status. Details regarding direct and guaranteed entry programs among all colleges are found in the Admissions and Registration sections of the University Catalog, or by contacting the college directly.