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Transfer Application Requirements

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Complete your degree at ODU.


Required Items

  • Online Application
  • $50 fee (non-refundable)
  • Official College Transcript(s) (from ALL previously attended institutions)*
  • Official High School Transcript (if earning and transferring less than 24 college credits)
  • Official SAT or ACT (if less than two years since high school graduation)

*Official transcripts are defined as those sent directly from the institution or selected electronic service (i.e. Parchment) to Old Dominion University. Transcripts emailed from the student to ODU are not acceptable.

Optional Items

  • Activity Resume
  • 1-3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Essay - 400 word maximum, topic of your choice

Associates Degree/Junior Standing

Completion of a transferable associate's degree in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) or Richard Bland College (RBC) will waive the university's lower level general education requirements. However, there may be additional lower level requirements for your program.

This does not guarantee junior standing for enrollment and financial aid verification. We will still conduct a course-by-course evaluation of credits. Junior standing is reached upon earning/transferring at least 58 credit hours.

Associate's degrees earned at institutions other than those within the VCCS or RBC will be reviewed individually for parallel curricula.

Admission to Specific Academic Programs

Admission to Old Dominion University does not guarantee admission to a specific degree program. The following programs require an additional application once a student has been admitted to the university:

  • Cytotechnology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Environmental Health
  • Medical Technology
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Nursing
  • Ophthalmic Technology

Credit Transfer


Monarch TRANSFERmation

Monarch TRANSFERmation is a massive online database of transfer information. It includes courses that have been reviewed for credit from U.S. institutions. It is not an exhaustive database. Generally, lower level general education courses in the areas of math, English, science, and humanities with a grade of C (2.0) or better are transferrable.

Monarch TRANSFERmation
Curriculum Sheets

AP, IB, Cambridge, CLEP & DANTES Credit

AP, IB & Cambridge scores may be sent to ODU through the College Board using CEEB Code 005126.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Defense Activity for Non-traditional Educational Support (DANTES) tests can be used for credit.

AP, IB & Cambridge Credit
CLEP & DANTES


Application Dates


Fall Admission

Regular Decision Aug. 1

Later applications will be evaluated and applicants will be notified on a rolling basis.

Spring Admission

Regular Decision

Oct. 1 Later applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Summer Admission
Regular Decision Mar. 15 Applicants will be notified in May.

After Applying


Monitor Your Application Status


Students can check the status of their application through our online status check. From the admissions menu, students can view their status/application decision and check the dates that the office received their credentials. Note: Students who did not submit their social security number with their application, will need to contact the Office of Admissions at 757-683-3685 to log-in to the online status check.

Decision Notification


Students will receive notification of their admissions decision via the mail or can find out by using the online status check. Decisions will be mailed to the address submitted on the application. If a student is accepted to Old Dominion University, the acceptance packet will include information regarding the enrollment steps. If a student elects to use the online status check, the decision will be posted in the "Application Status" section as soon as it is made.