Military Admissions

Your military training and experience may translate to academic credit for specific degrees at ODU. Save time, money, and effort without sacrificing academic rigor, even if you have never attended college in the past.

We have signed military pathway agreements for over a dozen bachelor's degree programs. These pathways incorporate credit that may be earned outside the classroom though examinations, experience, and/or training.

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Interested in a program without a pathway? You can still gain credit for your training and experience. Before you apply, our enrollment team can provide a free unofficial transfer evaluation based on your military service transcript.

The College Level Examination Program® (CLEP) and DANTES/DSST exams are also great options to gain college credits for what you already know. CLEP exams are available at no cost for most active duty, reserve, or National Guard service members.

Join forces with our enrollment team as they expertly navigate you through the admissions process.

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Free Transfer Evaluation

Our enrollment team can provide a free unofficial transfer evaluation for military training, JST, and any previous college work, no matter how many schools you've attended or when you last enrolled. To get in touch with our enrollment team, submit the form at the bottom of this page.

Application Process

Follow the undergraduate application process, but take note:

  • You will apply to ODU as an undergraduate transfer student
  • JST is not required, but we recommend requesting that an official copy be sent to ODU. Official copies can be requested on the DOD website.
  • If you attended the Community College of the Air Force, visit the the CCAF website to request that official transcripts be sent to ODU.
  • If you never attended college, you must include high school transcripts, even if you are receiving credit for military training.
  • To qualify for the active duty undergraduate tuition rate, we must be able to verify your status using the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) website.
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Application Process

Military students interested in graduate programs should follow the graduate admission process except for the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) by Portable Media.

MEM by Portable Media

Because the MEM portable media courses have multiple start dates, the application, registration process, and tuition payment schedule are handled differently for this program.

View MEM by Portable Media Admission Details

Navigate the path to affordability and support at ODUGlobal with tuition assistance and scholarships.

ODUGlobal offers a Duty to Degree Scholarship for military spouses, partners, and dependents. There is a separate application for this scholarship which can provide $2,000 toward your degree.

We also offer a scholarship for current or former servicemembers​ disabled in the line of duty, their spouses, and their dependents. There is a separate application for this scholarship which can provide $1,000 toward your education. 

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