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ELC Incoming Student Information

Important Information

In the ELC Student Handbook, you can find information about:

  • The ELC at ODU
  • ELC policies
  • Our programs including schedules, courses, and levels
  • Getting started at the ELC such as testing, orientation, registration, and tuition
  • What to expect while living in the US including housing, dining, transportation, health, visas, and immigration
  • ...and more!

If you have any questions about information about the ELC Student Handbook, please do not hesitate to contact us!

ELC Ted 1

Student Health Insurance Policy

  • Old Dominion University requires every F-1 student to purchase the ODU United Healthcare Student Health Insurance Policy. This insurance is mandatory.
    • Medical costs in the U.S. are extremely high, and there are no government programs to cover expenses if an F-1 student needs to see a doctor or be hospitalized.
    • Purchasing health insurance helps protect you against the high cost of health care and ensures that medical costs will not keep you from attending classes.
  • You will need to purchase health insurance at the time of registration.