Undergraduate International Checklist

Required Credentials

As a service to applicants, the Office of International Admissions evaluates all foreign academic credentials. All documents submitted during the application process become the property of Old Dominion University and cannot be returned.

  • Transcripts, translations and standardized tests must be official, sealed, stamped by the institution or testing agency and sent directly to the Office of International Admissions at Old Dominion University.
  • Testing authorities may include the Registrar or the Principal/Controller of Examinations.
  • When English is not the language of instruction, academic transcripts and course descriptions are required in both English and one's native language. Certified official translations by a licensed or professional translator must accompany academic documents not written in English. Translations of official documents completed by the student will not be accepted.
  • A complete application and supporting credentials must be received by the stated term deadline, or admission consideration will be applied to the next available semester.
  • Once submitted, no additional documents can be uploaded through the online application. If you wish to include additional credentials, attach and send them directly to intladm@odu.edu. Please be sure your name and date of birth are clearly indicated in the email subject line.

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Conditional Admission

Conditional admission to Old Dominion University is offered only to those highly qualified applicants meeting University admission requirements with the exception of English language proficiency. Granting of conditional admission is subject to program approval, and may not be available for all programs of study.

Distant Learning

Beyond the traditional, face to face classroom instruction, Old Dominion University offers live course delivery, or Distant Learning, anywhere a high speed internet connection is available.

  • Programs of study include over 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate & licensure programs.
  • There are four regional Higher Education Centers, and dozens of designated on-site learning locations throughout Virginia, Arizona and the state of Washington.
  • Students in F-1 of J-1 visa status must attend classes on the main Norfolk campus.

Transfer Credit Resources

The Office of International Admissions awards general education and elective undergraduate course credit from classes taken at accredited foreign and U.S. post secondary institutions. Core departmental course credit is awarded by academic advisors within the college. Official English translations of course/catalog descriptions are required as part of the application process.

College of Health Sciences

Admission to the College of Health Sciences is highly selective and competitive, and university admission does not guarantee entry into the college's programs of study. Students are encouraged to apply during their sophomore (2nd) year to begin the program track during their junior (3rd) year. Supplemental application procedures and direct advisement from the College of Health Sciences is required.

Application/Admission Deferment

General deferment requests are honored for up to one academic year from the initial term of application or admission, though, any new course work completed in the interim will be reviewed before a final approval is granted. After one academic year, students may re-apply with updated transcripts, supporting credentials and application fee. Students in F/J status must submit updated financial documents, and return all unused forms I-20 or DS-2019.