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Admitted - Distance Learning

Preparing to Join the ODU Community

Your commitment to learning has been rewarded with admission into Old Dominion University. Now is the time to start planning and making arrangements for an exciting experience.

1. Accept Offer of Admission

Please note, this does not apply to international or non-degree students.

Reminder: Once admitted a non-refundable admission deposit is required to secure your place in the incoming class. The admission deposit is applied to your tuition and fees.

2. Submit the FAFSA

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  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3683 (office)
  • 757-683-5920 (fax)

In order to be considered for federal financial aid and scholarships, you must complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The priority deadline for the FAFSA is February 15.

Old Dominion University's FAFSA code is 003728

If you have any financial aid questions, please contact the Student Financial Aid office.

Notify the Financial Aid Office if you are receiving any outside agency scholarships, grants or loans.

3. Activate MIDAS ID and ODU Email Account

Now that you have been admitted, you need to activate your ODU MIDAS ID and your ODU email account. Your ODU MIDAS ID account coordinates identity and password management for the entire university and important communication will only be sent to your ODU email account.

Watch a tutorial video to assist you with activating your ODU MIDAS ID.

  1. Go to https://midas.odu.edu/ and Click Create MIDAS ID.
  2. Proceed as instructed using your University Identification Number (UIN) for your User ID. This process also activates your email.
  3. Make sure to write down your ODU MIDAS ID.
  4. Once your email is activated, visit http://monarchs.odu.edu.
  5. Enter your newly created ODU MIDAS ID and password
  6. You can access your student email through the myODU portal using your ODU MIDAS ID and password.

4. Orientation/Preview

Complete the online orientation, designed specifically for Distance Learning students.

5. Review Leo Online

Now that you have been admitted, you need to activate your ODU MIDAS ID and your ODU email account. Your ODU MIDAS ID account coordinates identity and password management for the entire university and important communication will only be sent to your ODU email account.

Watch a tutorial video to assist you with activating your ODU MIDAS ID.

  1. Go to https://midas.odu.edu/ and Click Create MIDAS ID.
  2. Proceed as instructed using your University Identification Number (UIN) for your User ID. This process also activates your email.
  3. Make sure to write down your ODU MIDAS ID.
  4. Once your email is activated, visit http://monarchs.odu.edu.
  5. Enter your newly created ODU MIDAS ID and password
  6. You can access your student email through the myODU portal using your ODU MIDAS ID and password.

6. Academic Advising

Contact your local site director or Distance Learning national representative for academic advising.

7. Submit Final Official Transcript

Make sure to submit your final official transcript(s) which reflects your completed academic term(s). Missing final transcripts may result in a withdrawl of the offer of admission. If you have submitted official transcripts for course equivalency consideration, visit Leo Online to view the completed evaluation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing and posting of credit.