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Old Dominion University
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Public   4-Year
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Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
19372
Transfer-in
1923
Average Class Size
Overall
17
Years 1 & 2
17
Years 3 & 4
17

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia (Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth)
Old Dominion University is the perfect combination of a residential campus, in the heart of a metropolitan city, dropped into a coastal playground. ODU is a dynamic public research institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth, the nation and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Our curriculum is designed to bring your talents, ideas and goals to life. You will gain the knowledge, tools and perspective needed to land your dream job, or launch your own business. Fast Facts: • Approximately 24,000 Students • 335 Acres • 7 Academic Colleges • 91 Bachelor’s, 41 Master’s and 22 Doctoral programs • Recipient of 35 Outstanding Faculty Awards • 17:1 Student-Faculty Ratio • 300+ Student Organizations • $300 Million Invested in Campus Building Projects since 2018
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Academics
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Freshman Definition
Traditional freshman applicants are typically under the age of 21 and currently enrolled in high school or have graduate...see moreTraditional freshman applicants are typically under the age of 21 and currently enrolled in high school or have graduated from high school within the past two years and have not attended any regionally accredited college or university (not to include dual enrollment).
College Fit
With transfer pathways to all majors with transferable associate degrees, plus 200+ guided pathways specific for applied...see moreWith transfer pathways to all majors with transferable associate degrees, plus 200+ guided pathways specific for applied associate degrees, Old Dominion University is the most transfer-friendly university in Virginia.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
English Language Proficiency
Admission to all levels of University study is contingent upon successful completion of English language proficiency req...see moreAdmission to all levels of University study is contingent upon successful completion of English language proficiency requirements. Non-native speakers of English can provide evidence of English language proficiency through a variety of options.
Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
$50, non-refundable
Application Type(s)
Fall Admission Early Action Dec. 1 Applicants receive priority consideration for merit-based scholarships ...see moreFall Admission Early Action Dec. 1 Applicants receive priority consideration for merit-based scholarships and are typically notified mid to late January. Early action offers of admission are non-binding. Regular Decision Rolling Applicants will be evaluated and notified on a rolling basis. Spring Admission Regular Decision Oct. 1 Applicants will be notified early January
Financial Aid
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Transcripts
Official high school transcript is required.
Tests
Freshman applicants who have earned a minimum 3.3 HS GPA (weighted cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale) may choose whether or ...see moreFreshman applicants who have earned a minimum 3.3 HS GPA (weighted cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale) may choose whether or not to submit standardized test scores. Applicants choosing to exclude test scores should provide evidence of a challenging academic curriculum that predicts future college success and possess demonstrated leadership in extracurricular, work, or service experiences. Applying test-optional does not guarantee admission.
Essay
Optional credential
Letter of Recommendation
At least one recommendation is required for all applicants. Applicants will be asked to submit recommender information b...see moreAt least one recommendation is required for all applicants. Applicants will be asked to submit recommender information before submitting the Common Application. Recommenders will be sent an email on the applicant’s behalf requesting a recommendation.
Interview
An interview is not currently part of the Admission application process.
Important Dates
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
1-Feb (Rolling)
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
1-Feb (Rolling)
Freshman Financial Aid Date
1-Jan
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Fall
1-Dec
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Spring
1-Oct
Freshman Financial Aid Date
1-Jan
Academics
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Transfer Definition
Transfer applicants have attended a regionally accredited college or university after graduating from high school or rec...see moreTransfer applicants have attended a regionally accredited college or university after graduating from high school or receiving a GED.
College Fit
With transfer pathways to all majors with transferable associate degrees, plus 200+ guided pathways specific for applied...see moreWith transfer pathways to all majors with transferable associate degrees, plus 200+ guided pathways specific for applied associate degrees, Old Dominion University is the most transfer-friendly university in Virginia.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
Completion of the general education certificate or a transfer-oriented associate degree program will guarantee completio...see moreCompletion of the general education certificate or a transfer-oriented associate degree program will guarantee completion of the University Core general education component of the ODU undergraduate curriculum but may not fulfill specific departmental requirements or prerequisites needed for the major.
Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associates
Students earning an associate degree while in high school are not eligible for guaranteed admission programs and must co...see moreStudents earning an associate degree while in high school are not eligible for guaranteed admission programs and must complete 3 college specific general education courses. All courses are evaluated and transferred as applicable to your degree.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
The Office of Prior Learning exists to aid ODU students in translating their professional work knowledge into academic c...see moreThe Office of Prior Learning exists to aid ODU students in translating their professional work knowledge into academic credit. Through the use of various mechanisms, we are able to offer students the opportunity to have their prior learning assessed and applied for academic credit. This path may save the students both time and money as they work toward their degree. If you have military experience, please use our course by course equivalency tool to see how your experiences will transfer.
Course Transfer Criteria
Transfer credits must be taken at regionally accredited institutions such as those accredited by the Southern Associatio...see moreTransfer credits must be taken at regionally accredited institutions such as those accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. A grade of C (2.00) or above must be earned in the course. Credits will be applied as equivalent college courses offered at Old Dominion University after evaluation from the appropriate faculty member in the corresponding academic department or the Office of Transfer Evaluation Services. Courses are evaluated by reviewing the course content (syllabus, assignments, catalog description) regardless of the mode of instruction. Students need to submit academic transcripts from all institutions attended. In general, all liberal arts credits and professional and technical courses parallel to those of Old Dominion University are transferable.
General Education Programs
ODU accepts the UCGS and Passport programs to meet General Education requirements
English Language Proficiency
Admission to all levels of University study is contingent upon successful completion of English language proficiency req...see moreAdmission to all levels of University study is contingent upon successful completion of English language proficiency requirements. Non-native speakers of English can provide evidence of English language proficiency through a variety of options.
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
Guaranteed Admission (GAA) Submit a Letter of Intent to Transfer. Apply to ODU...see moreGuaranteed Admission (GAA) Submit a Letter of Intent to Transfer. Apply to ODU after completing 15 credit hours at a VCCS institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Apply to ODU for the term following the expected completion term of your associate degree. Follow application processes and deadline dates for special programs, i.e. nursing. https://www.odu.edu/transfer/guaranteed-admission
Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
$50, non-refundable
Application Type(s)
Fall Admission Regular Decision Aug. 1 Later applications will be evaluated and applicants will be notifi...see moreFall Admission Regular Decision Aug. 1 Later applications will be evaluated and applicants will be notified on a rolling basis. Spring Admission Regular Decision Oct. 1 Later applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Summer Admission Regular Decision Mar. 15 Applicants will be notified in May.
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Admissions
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Transcripts
An official transcript from each previously attended institution is required.
Tests
Official SAT or ACT (if less than two years since high school graduation)
Essay
Optional
Letters of Recommendation
Optional
Interview
An interview is not currently part of the Admission application process.
Minimum GPA
2.5
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Important Dates
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
1-Aug
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
1-Oct
Transfer Financial Aid Date
1-Jan
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Fall
1-Aug
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Spring
1-Oct
Explore Our Majors
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The links below take you to pages on the Old Dominion University website. Use Catalog Search to find their programs and courses in this portal.
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Academic Options
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
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Flexible Degree Options
Online Degree Options Available
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Weekend/Evening Courses Available
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Summer Courses Available
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Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
Reverse Transfer
Guaranteed Admissions
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Campus Services and Engagement
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Campus Housing
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Career Services
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Disability Services
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Cultural Diversity Office
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Student Clubs & Organizations
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Sports
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Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for Military Experience
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Dedicated POC for Military
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Recognized Student Veteran Organization
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SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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Helpful Links
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SCHEV Profile
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State Financial Aid Programs
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Virtual Engagement
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Transfer Pathways
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Course Catalog
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