Student Stories

Online classes take self-discipline and time management, but thousands of Monarch graduates have done it, and you can too! 

Old Dominion University has been a leader at helping students succeed at distance learning for decades, and we can help you reach your goals. 

A combination of our resources and your hard work will result in your success. And when it's your turn to walk across the stage for graduation, we'll still be cheering you on!

“I needed flexibility. I needed to schedule school around my schedule. And the system at ODU worked well for me. The professors were amazing, and so were the staff members. The process really helped me with building relationships, and I directly used those strategies in my job. It was the best decision.” Learn more about Sally Meredith

Sally Meredith is pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies through ODUGlobal.
Sally Meredith '24 Library & Information Studies

In general, successful online learners are...

  • Able to learn independently with support
  • Disciplined about finishing class work
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Proficient readers with good comprehension
  • Comfortable communicating online with professors and peers