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Testing & Score Analysis

AP, IB & Cambridge Credit

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Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams are a great way to earn college credit in high school.

CLEP & DANTES Credit

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The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) tests can also be used to obtain college credit.

Assoc. Degree Doesn't Meet Lower Gen Ed Reqs

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Students transferring to ODU with associates's degrees don't always meet the lower level general education requirements at ODU.


Assoc. Degree Meets Lower Gen Ed Reqs

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Students transferring to ODU with associates's degrees sometimes meet the lower level general education requirements at ODU.

Exit Writing Proficiency Results

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All undergraduate students must pass the University's Exit Examination of Writing Proficiency prior to the date of graduation.

Freshman Assessment

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The First Year (Freshman) Assessment is a University requirement, which consists of two parts that must be completed during the first semester.


Foreign Language Satisfied in High School

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To satisfy their ODU foreign language requirements in high school students need to have completed either three years of one language or two years of two languages.

Other Tests

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SAT/ACT & Compass Math Placement

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Math tests are used for placement into a math courses at ODU.


Writing Sample Placement Test

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All entering undergraduates are required to take the Writing Sample Placement Test and, if necessary, follow a program that will develop their writing abilities.