International Admissions

Students all around the world can enroll at Old Dominion University to complete undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs online. 

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

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If you are currently living within the United States with an F1 student visa, you may not be able to enroll in online programs.

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

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 ODUGlobal Enrollment Coach. They can answer questions about our programs, and help with the application process. If you have credits from an institution in the U.S., we can provide a free unofficial evaluation to see if they will transfer to ODU.

2. Complete an ODU Admission Application

Recommended 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

Graduate application deadlines vary by program.

View all ODUGlobal programs here.

Application Fees

All applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee of $50 (USD). If you are applying to 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. Official transcripts are still required even if you provide a third-party evaluation of your transcript. 

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

We also recommend that you gather the official description and syllabus for each course. We may request this information to help us determine course equivalencies.

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
  • For information about the IELTS test, visit

The online programs that ODU offers through ODUGlobal are consistently highly ranked for quality and affordability.

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