Are you stationed in Hampton Roads and applying for an online program?

Please contact ODU's Military Connection Center for admission guidance, finance processes, and other resources at 757-683-7113 or


Are you transferring to ODUOnline for an undergraduate program? Please follow the transfer admission instructions here. The JST/SMART Summary is sufficient for a review of military credits.

Credit For Lower Level Courses

Monarch TRANSFERmation lists equivalencies for all courses that transfer to ODU from any U. S. college or university. If any of your courses is not in Monarch TRANSFERmation, please check with an ODU advisor to confirm that it is equivalent to the ODU requirement.

Credit for many lower level requirements also can be met through CLEP and DANTES tests. Lists of the specific tests for which ODU awards credit are available on ODU’s Prior Learning Assessment web pages.

Navy College Ratings and Roadmaps

Find out what degree you are eligible for based on your rating. Also, look at what courses are required and what credits you may have already earned from military training. Contact us to have an Enrollment Coordinator review your credits.


To apply to an ODUOnline graduate degree program, please follow the instructions on each program's web page or on the Graduate Admission page.

* Engineering Management (MEM) via Portable Media — Special Instructions

Engineering Management (MEM) courses are available on portable media to graduates of the Navy Nuclear Power School Officer Program with qualification at a prototype (NPS-O/Prototype), or of Bettis Reactor Engineering School (BRES). If you meet these requirements, you are eligible to receive 12 credit hours of advanced standing towards the MEM degree based on your experience. 

If you do not receive the 12 credit hours of advanced standing, you still can earn those credits by taking additional courses from ODU via portable media.

If you are not a graduate of NPS-O/Prototype or BRES, you may be considered to take MEM courses by portable media on a case-by-case basis. Pre-approval by the Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Department is required in addition to regular graduate admission to ODU. Pre-approvals will include a degree plan specifying additional coursework needed to complete the MEM degree. If you meet regular ODU graduate admission requirements and need pre-approval, please contact MEM Advisor Dr. Kim Sibson at to determine your eligiblity.

Required Documents

  • Proof of graduation from the Officer Navy Nuclear Power School as well as proof of Prototype School or Bettis Program (JST/SMART Transcript/Officer Data Card/Additional Qualifications Designator/FITREP/Employee evaluation/ DOE certification)
  • Official transcript(s) from all educational institutions you have attended beyond high school
  • Application for Graduate Admission - Navy Format Form (PDF)

Qualified students can take up to two courses as a non-degree seeking student while your MEM application is being processed. You MUST be admitted to ODU as a degree-seeking student before registering for your third course.

Please send your completed application and required documents to:

Old Dominion University
Military Distance Learning Programs
Gornto Hall, 4th Floor
ATTN: MEM Processing
Norfolk, VA 23529

  •  A $50 application fee is required. Please include a nonrefundable check (payable to Old Dominion University) with the application form. This fee is waived for ODU graduates and for MEM NCPACE students.

Visit Procedures for MEM Portable Media Courses for details on how to register for class, order course materials, and take exams.