Military Student Admissions
Undergraduate military students applying for admission to Old Dominion University must follow the policies and procedures associated with Transfer Applicants. Transfer applicants who have completed at least 25 semester hours or 42 quarter hours of college work with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale and are maintaining good academic standing at their transferring institution are eligible for admission.
Prospective students should contact an advisor with any questions regarding eligibility for the desired program or the application process. If you are near one of our Field Office locations, you can receive in-person advising from the ODU personnel there. (Current students will also need to maintain regular contact with an ODU advisor for academic planning throughout their programs.)
If you are not near an ODU Field Office location, please contact Dr. Rob Curry, Director of Advising for military distance learning students, at email@example.com or 1-800-968-2638. Dr. Curry can answer questions related to enrolling in the General Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, or Mechanical Engineering Technology degree programs. He is based on the main campus in Norfolk, Virginia.
Earning Credit For Lower Level Courses
Old Dominion University has a great tool to assist in the transfer process. Monarch TRANSFERmation lists equivalencies for all courses that transfer to ODU from any U. S. college or university. If any of your courses is not in Monarch TRANSFERmation, please check with an ODU advisor to confirm that it is equivalent to the ODU requirement.
Credit for many lower level requirements can be met through CLEP and DANTES tests. Lists of the specific tests for which ODU awards credit are available on ODU’s Experiential Learning web pages.
Navy College Ratings and Roadmaps
Find out what degree you are eligible for based on your rating. Also, look at what courses are required and what credits you may have already earned from military training.
Applying for Admission
Get an unofficial transcript evaluation. The SMART Summary is sufficient for a review of military credits. Send your transcripts to the ODU Field Office location nearest you. Not near one of our locations? Dr. Rob Curry by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax 757-683-3106. If you use fax, please include a cover sheet with Dr. Curry's name and your email address.
If you can meet the Admission Deadline and know that you are eligible to take ODU classes, you should apply as a degree-seeking student. Note: On the application, you must select a location under "Which campus do you plan to attend?" even if you will be taking classes online. Select the appropriate geographic area for your "campus", and then select the closest ODU DL site based on our zip code location tool. If you are not in VA, AZ, or WA, your location will be "In USA not at ODU site".
Request that official college transcripts and SMART be mailed to:
Office of Admissions
118 Rollins Hall
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529-0050
If you have missed the Application Deadline (Fall May 1, Spring October 1, Summer March 15), you may start taking classes right away in a non-degree seeking status. Entry as a non-degree student does not imply admission to any University degree program. Courses taken in a non-degree status can be applied to the degree once a student has formally applied and been accepted to the university. For non-degree entry, please complete the Non-Degree Online Application.
Note: On the application, you must select a location under "Which campus do you plan to attend?" even if you will be taking classes online. Select the appropriate geographic area for your "campus", and then select the closest ODU DL site based on our zip code location tool. If you are not in VA, AZ, or WA, your location will be "In USA not at ODU site".
Military Career Transition Program (MCTP) - Virginia Teacher Licensure (MSEd)
This teacher preparation program is designed for military personnel and spouses who have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. It is affiliated with Troops to Teachers at the national level. At least six years of full-time work experience is required for admission. Please visit the program page for complete details.
Engineering Management (MEM) via Portable Media (CD-ROM): Admission & Eligibility
The Engineering Management (MEM) courses are available on portable media (CD-ROM) to graduates of the Navy Nuclear Power School Officer Program with qualification at a prototype, or of Bettis Reactor Engineering School (BRES). These students are also eligible to receive 12 credit hours of advanced standing based on their experience.
- Proof of graduation from the Officer Navy Nuclear Power School as well as proof of Prototype School or Bettis Program (SMART Transcript/Officer Data Card/Additional Qualifications Designator/FITREP/Employee evaluation/ DOE certification)
- Official transcript(s) from all educational institutions you have attended beyond high school
- Application for Graduate Admission - Navy Format Form (PDF)
Students with qualifying undergraduate degrees and work experience, who are not graduates of NPS-O/Prototype or BRES may be considered to take MEM courses by portable media on a case-by-case basis. Pre-approval by the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE) Department is required. Pre-approvals and program admissions are at the discretion of the Department. These students do not receive 12 credit hours of advance standing. However, four additional portable media courses are available to replace the 12 credits and allow students admitted through this process to complete the degree. Pre-approvals will be accompanied by a degree plan specifying additional coursework needed to complete the Master of Engineering Management degree. Students who meet regular graduate admissions requirements and wish to seek pre-approval should contact MEM Advisor Kim Sibson (email@example.com) to determine their eligibility and, if eligible, initiate the process.
All students who meet the above qualifications -- NPS-O/Prototype, BRES, or EMSE Dept pre-approval -- may take up to two courses as a non-degree seeking student while their application for the MEM program is being processed. All MEM students must be admitted and degree seeking before registering for their third course.
Send application and documents to:
Old Dominion University
Military Distance Learning Programs
Gornto Center, 4th Floor
ATTN: MEM Processing
Norfolk, VA 23529
MEM students seeking graduate admission must include a $50 nonrefundable check (payable to Old Dominion University) with their application form. This fee is waived for ODU graduates and for MEM NCPACE students.
Visit MEM Procedures for CD-ROM Courses for details on how to register for class, order course materials, and take exams.