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Undergraduate International Checklist


  1. Application and $50 fee

  2. All prior Secondary/High School or College/University transcripts along with Diploma or Leaving Certificate.

  3. Demonstrated English Language Proficiency

  4. Financial Documentation (seeking F/J visas only)

  5. Passport identification page, if avaliable

  6. SAT/ACT standardized exams are optional, though highly recommended

Send all materials & correspondence to

International Admissions
Old Dominion University
2101 Dragas Hall
Norfolk, VA 23529 USA

Application Dates

Term Deadline to Apply
Fall (August) April 15
Spring (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

ISS Merit Scholarships

Eligibility Requirements

Required Credentials

As a service to applicants, the Office of International Admissions evaluates all foreign academic credentials.

  • Transcripts, translations and standardized tests must be official, sealed, stamped by the institution or testing agency and sent directly to the Office of International Admissions at 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 (officially translated) and one's native language.
  • Credentials submitted during the application process become the property of Old Dominion University and cannot be returned.
  • 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.

Distant Learning

Beyond the traditional, face to face classroom instruction, Old Dominion University offers live course delivery, or Distant Learning, anywhere a high speed internet connection is available.

  • Programs of study inlcude over 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate & licensure programs.
  • There are four regional Higher Education Centers, and dozens of designated on-site learning locations throughout Virginia, Arizona and the state of Washington.
  • Students in F-1 of J-1 visa status must attend classes on the main Norfolk campus.

Transfer Credit

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. Official English translations of course/catalog descriptions are required.

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.