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Graduate International Checklist


  1. Application and fee

  2. Equivalent U.S. Bachelor's Degree

  3. All prior College/University transcripts and Diploma

  4. Demonstrated English Language Proficiency

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

  6. Passport identification page, if avaliable

  7. Requirements & deadlines vary by program

    1. Standardized Test Results (GRE, GMAT, MAT, MCAT, PRAXIS)

    2. Essay/Personal Statement/Resume

    3. Letters of Recommendation

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

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 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.

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.

*Deadlines & Financial Assistance

Graduate admission at Old Dominion adheres to strict application deadlines.

  • A complete application and supporting credentials must be received by the stated program deadline, or admission consideration will be applied to the next available semester.
  • International graduate students are eligible to apply for financial assistance in the form of departmental reasearch and teaching assistantships.
  • Certain graduate programs require much earlier deadlines for both admission consideration and financial assistance. Direct inquires regarding assistantship awards to the Graduate Program Director of your desired program of study.