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Non-Degree International Checklist

Checklist

  1. Application and $50 fee
  2. Copy of highest degree obtained (unofficial accepted)
  3. Demonstrated English Language Proficiency
  4. Passport /visa documentation or proof of status

Required Credentials

Undergraduate

  • Undergraduate applicants must complete their secondary education prior to the intended term of entry.
  • Unofficial copy of the leaving examination/certificate or degree verification/diplomas from the last full-time secondary school, college or university attended.
  • Copy of non-immigrant visa and passport identity page.
  • A maximum of 24 credit hours of academic credit in non-degree status will transfer towards an undergraduate degree.
  • Non-degree students should verify specific course requirements or prerequisites with a departmental advisor before registration.

Graduate

  • Graduate applicants must complete their equivalent bacccalaureate education prior to the intended term of entry.
  • Unofficial copy of the leaving examination/certificate or degree verification/diplomas from the last full-time secondary school, college or university attended.
  • Copy of non-immigrant visa and passport identity page.
  • A maximum of 24 credit hours of academic credit in non-degree status will transfer towards an undergraduate degree.
  • Non-degree students should verify specific course requirements or prerequisites with a departmental advisor before registration.

F-1 and Non-Degree Study

Students seeking or holding an F-1 visa are ineligible for non-degree study, and must be degree seeking. However, if currently enrolled at a U.S. institution in F-1 status, non-degree (incidental) study may be permitted if the following apply:

  1. Participating in a Optional Practical Training (OPT) program.
  2. Visiting student seeking a course not offered at your current institution. Both Old Dominion University and your F-1 program institution must be in approval.
Admission to non-degree study is not automatic, and does not imply admission to any University degree program. Students under suspension from another college or university are not eligible to attend as non-degree. All non-degree students must meet the continuance requirements as stated in the current University Catalog.