APPLYING FOR GRADUATION
How do I apply for a degree?
To apply for a degree, use one of the following methods:
- Complete an Application for Graduation (graduate students) or an Undergraduate Application for Graduation (both forms are fillable online). The application for graduation is available by downloading the form, completing it online and printing, or obtaining the form from the Registrar's Office.
- Complete the online application for graduation in LEO Online by clicking Apply to Graduate under the Student Records menu.
- NOTE: Students receiving two degrees should use the paper/PDF application.
Declared, degree-seeking undergraduate students who have earned more than 102 academic credits will be reminded via e-mail to the ODU e-mail account that they should apply for graduation. The application for graduation includes instructions on how to apply for graduation.
When do I need to apply for the degree?
Students should apply for a degree approximately 6 months prior to the degree semester. Deadlines for applications are listed on the detailed Academic Calendar for each term, or see Applying for Graduation.
How do I indicate that I am pursuing two degrees? What is the different between a double major and a second undergraduate degree?
The University will permit a student to acquire a second baccalaureate degree, provided that he or she: (1) pursues a different course of study; (2) meets all University, college, school, and departmental requirements (credits earned for the first degree may be applied, if suitable, toward the second degree); and (3) completes a minimum of 30 semester hours at Old Dominion University that are beyond the requirements for the first degree. A minimum of 150 credit hours is required for students earning two baccalaureate degrees from ODU. If the degrees are to be awarded simultaneously, a graduation application listing both degrees must be received and degree certifications must be submitted through the respective advisors for each degree program. Complete information is available in the University Catalog (Second Baccalaureate Degree).
The University permits an undergraduate student to pursue a second major. A student pursuing two majors must meet all the degree requirements of one major and at least the departmental requirements of the other. (Most professional degree majors require completion of both the departmental/school and the college requirements.) Requirements for both majors MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO RECEIVING THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE. The student will receive one baccalaureate degree. Both majors will appear on the transcript. The degree awarded will be determined by the major to which University and college requirements are applied. Prior to undertaking the second major, the student must have the program approved by the appropriate chief departmental advisor/chair and dean. If you are pursuing a double major, your notification letter should include information on both majors. Complete information is available in the University Catalog (Second Major).
After I have applied for the degree, how can I make changes to my application?
If you wish to change your application by, for example, changing your major or adding a minor, you must notify the University Registrar in writing or by e-mail to email@example.com. It is imperative that both the Office of the University Registrar and the academic department be notified of any changes to majors, minors, and concentrations.