Step One

Schedule a consultation and chat with an Enrollment Coordinator to discuss how ODUOnline can help you meet your education goals.

Call us at 1-800-968-2638 or contact us online to let us know what you're interested in.

Step Two

Have your transcripts reviewed. An Enrollment Coordinator will take a look at your unofficial transcripts to see if you have any credits that will transfer.

Official transcripts are not required to apply to ODU as a non-degree student, but they will probably be required if you choose to apply to a degree program and become a degree-seeking student.

Step Three

Apply online.

Choose the Undergraduate or Graduate application based on your intended program. You will select "Non-degree" for your Student Type on the application.

The Office of Admissions also has instructions for non-degree applicants


You are welcome to apply as a non-degree student in any academic term.

Full credit will be given for up to 12 credit hours for graduate courses taken in non-degree status. If you want to continue beyond 12 credits, you will need to apply as a degree-seeking student.

Undergraduate students are advised to take no more than 24 semester hours as non-degree students.

Permission to attend ODU as a non-degree student does not guarantee admission to degree-seeking status.