Who Can Apply?

Students all around the world can enroll at Old Dominion University to complete undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs. However, students who are currently living within the United States with an F1 student visa may not enroll in our online programs.

We're ready to assist you.

Our Enrollment Coordinators can help guide you through the admissions process. Click here to contact us.

Step One

Complete an ODU Admissions Application online.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the application.


Undergraduate deadlines by semester: 

  • Fall semester (August)              April 15
  • Spring semester (January)       October 1
  • Summer semester (May)          February 1

Graduate application deadlines may vary, depending on your particular program.

Step Two

Submit the non-refundable application fee.

The application fee is $50 (USD) and is required of all applicants. If you are applying the Master’s of Business Administration (MBA), the fee is $75 (USD). 

ODU accepts MasterCard and Visa credit cards. If you are not using a credit card, international checks, bank drafts or money orders must be drawn from a U.S. Banking Institution, made payable in U.S. dollars to Old Dominion University, and mailed directly to:

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

Step Three

Request official transcripts to be sent directly from your school(s) to ODU International Admissions.

Official transcripts are certified copies of official documents from each secondary school, college, university, and/or technical school you attend.

Your transcripts are required to process your ODU application. All international records must be submitted in the original language and accompanied by an official English translation. All academic credentials must be sealed, stamped/attested by a school official (Registrar, Principal or Controller of Exams) and sent directly from the institution to ODU at:

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

Step Four

Submit evidence of English language proficiency.

Admission to both undergraduate and graduate study requires successful completion of English language proficiency requirements. There are several ways you can show proficiency, including exams or previous degrees. Click here for a complete list of ways to satisfy this requirement.

If you have an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score, please have the score report sent directly to ODU from the Educational Testing Service. ODU’s TOEFL institutional code is 005126. 

For information about the TOEFL test and registration, visit www.toefl.org. For information about the IELTS test, visit www.ielts.org.