FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I apply to ODU?
The easiest way to apply for admissions is online. If you are applying as a freshman, transfer, or second bachelor degree seeking student select the undergraduate tab. If you are seeking a masters, EdS, or PhD degree select the graduate tab. Once linked you will select the button on the right-hand side labeled 'I Want to Apply', from there you will be taken to the online application.
If you do not wish to utilize the online application you can download a paper copy from the admissions web site. Select the appropriate tab, undergraduate or graduate and then select the button on the left labeled 'Applying to ODU', then select 'Forms & Applications'. Return to FAQ
How long does it take to receive an admission decision?
This depends on your student type and when you apply. The deadline dates can be found on the admissions web site (www.admissions.odu.edu) and the earlier a student applies the better. The Admissions Office cannot begin the decision review process until all required official documents have been received, therefore it is imperative you submit your official transcripts and any other required documents as early as possible. If you have been selected for a military education program, such as STA-21 or Green to Gold, and in need of a quick decision, please contact the Admissions Office and explain your situation in an effort to expedite the decision process. Return to FAQ
What does it cost to attend ODU?
Old Dominion University strives to make your education affordable. The 'Money' section on the following web site: http://admissions.odu.edu/undergraduae.php provides detailed information regarding tuition, fees, scholarship and financial aid for undergraduate students. The same information is provided for graduate students in the 'Money' section of http://admissions.odu.edu/graduate.php. Return to FAQ
Do I need to submit transcripts from every school I attended or can I just submit my military education transcript/form?
The Admissions Office requires submission of all official transcripts from every regionally accredited institution of higher education attended. Although this information is often included on the SMART, AARTS, Coast Guard Institute, or other such forms, the university must receive a transcript from each institution. An admission file is not considered complete and will not be submitted to the decision review committee until all transcripts are received in the Admissions Office.
Transcripts from non-traditional forms of learning, such as a military transcript (ie. SMART, AARTS, etc...) or national test transcript (ie. CLEP, DANTES, etc...), are not required unless the student elects to have the credit evaluated. It is in the student's best interest to submit the fore-mentioned transcripts for review during the application process. This will ensure all possible credit is posted prior to an initial academic advising appointment. Return to FAQ
Can I get credit for my military experience?
The university has established numerous academic credit agreements with the military, such as a 42 credit hour award for Naval Nuclear Power School, and continuously seeks additional agreements. Military students seeking credit for their military education/experience need to submit an official military transcript (i.e. SMART, AARTS, CCAF, Coast Guard Inst., etc...) to the Office of Admissions. The university utilizes ACE recommendations during the review process and provides sound awards based on these recommendations and further analysis by our Transfer Admissions Office and academic departments. You can get an idea of how your military experience will transfer into Old Dominion University by using Monarch Transfermation, an online transfer equivalency database. Select District of Columbia as your state for all branches of the military. Questions regarding the evaluation of military credit should be addressed to the Transfer Admissions Office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone 757.683.3685.
The following is a list of current credit award agreements Old Dominion University has with the military:
NV1732 0002 Basic Nuclear Power (42 credit hours)
NV1732 0026 Naval Nuclear Power School (42 credit hours)
NV0400 0001 BOOST (52 credit hours)
NV2202 0210 Naval Science Institute (17 credit hours)
NV2202 0211 Naval Science Institute STA-21 (14 credit hours)
NV0702 0012 Advanced Medical Lab Tech (57 credit hours)
NV0703 0005 Basic Hospital Corps "A" School (3 credit hours)
NV0703 0008 Basic Hospital Corps "A" School (3 credit hours)
NV1714 0009 Basic Electricity & Electronics (6 credit hours)
NEC9502 001 Instructor (14 credit hours)
NEC9502 002 Instructor (14 credit hours)
Aviation Electrician's Mate - Currently working on possible 19 credit hour EET award
Aviation Electronics Technician - Currently working on possible 19 credit hour EET award
Electronics Technician - Currently working on possible 19 credit hour EET award
Electricians Mate - Currently working on possible 19 credit hour EET award
Fire Controlman - Currently working on possible 19 credit hour EET award
Missile Technician - Currently working on possible 19 credit hour EET award
Interior Communications Electrician - Currently working on possible 19 credit hour EET award Return to FAQ
How do I withdraw from a course and is there a refund?
You can obtain information regarding withdraw deadlines at www.odu.edu/ao/registrar, in addition procedural information regarding dropping and withdrawing from courses is available in the FAQ (frequently asked questions) section of the Registrar's web site at www.odu.edu/ao/registrar/registering/faq/index.shtml. Return to FAQ
What is a SOC Agreement?
Link to the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) at www.dl.odu.edu/military/partnerships/index.shtml Return to FAQ (links to a site not maintained by ODU).