The Undergraduate Program
The Undergraduate Bridge Program is a university program designed for undergraduate students who are nonnative English speakers with TOEFL scores between 500 and 550, (iBT 61-79). The Undergraduate Bridge Program curriculum combines credit courses with a noncredit course in English.
With the help of an advisor, Undergraduate Bridge Program students enroll in up to 2 classes (8 hours) of credit course work. One of these classes must be from the designated general education courses; the other class should be one that is needed for the student's degree.
In addition to the credit courses, the Bridge student enrolls in 8-hours of noncredit ESL classes. The curriculum for this noncredit class is designed to provide personalized assistance in coordination of assignments and class work in the student's specific general education course, as well as general language instruction to improve the writing, reading, listening/note-taking and speaking skills needed for success at Old Dominion University.
Length of Study
Students may study in the Undergraduate Bridge Program for up to 2 semesters. Undergraduate Bridge students gain unconditional admission to Old Dominion University by scoring a minimum of 550 (iBT 79-80) on the TOEFL or by successfully completing 2 semesters of the Undergraduate Bridge Program with a grade point average of 2.5 in their credit courses and a grade of B and 85% attendance in their English noncredit course.
Tuition information is available under Tuition and Fees.