International admission

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

Our team is ready to guide you through the admission process. 

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International Student Scholarship

ODUOnline offers a scholarship for international online students enrolled in ODU’s online programs while residing overseas.

Application Steps

1. Contact us about your selected program

Just submit the form at the bottom of this page, or complete the form on the program information page. You will be contacted by an ODUOnline Enrollment Coach. They can answer questions about our programs, and help with the application process. They also provide a free unofficial evaluation of your transcripts, to see if you have any credits that will transfer to ODU.

2. Complete an ODU Admission Application Online  |  Apply Here

Deadlines for undergraduate application: 
  • fall semester (August start date)  |  April 15
  • spring semester (January start date)  |  October 1
  • summer semester (May start date)  |  February 1
Note: Graduate application deadlines vary by program. View ODUOnline programs here.

Application Fees

All applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee of $50 (USD). If you are applying the Master 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


3. Submit your transcripts

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 as part of 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


4. Submit English language proficiency evidence

You must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission to both undergraduate and graduate programs:

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.

Rankings and Recognition

ODUOnline is consistently highly ranked for quality and affordability. 

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