Are you ready to apply?
Complete an admission application or non-degree entry form.
Just got accepted to ODU?
Here are some important first steps for all newly accepted ODU students.
Navy College Portable Media Enrollment Checklist
1. Consult with an ODU advisor while selecting your courses.
If you are not near an ODU Field Office location, please contact Dr. Rob Curry, Director of Advising for military distance learning students, at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
2. Registering for class
NCPACE students register through their command. All other students may register through LEO Online. CD-ROM Course Reference Numbers are hidden from public view on LEO. Dr. Curry will give you the numbers needed to register for these courses.
3. Verify your registration and tuition
Log in to LEO Online to make sure you are registered for class and that your financial obligations have been satisfied. Although tuition is paid by the Navy for NCPACE registrations, you should still check your account to ensure that it correctly reflects any monies owed ODU. You can email or fax your TA Authorization forms to Katie Loomis in the Office of Finance, email@example.com or Fax (757) 683-4812. Or mail your TA Authorization forms to:
Office of Finance
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529-0045
4. Order your books and course materials.
You can order your materials online from ODU Express. When searching for materials at ODU Express, please choose "Navy College or MEM CD-ROM" as your Term; then select "Navy College CD-ROM" as your program. (NCPACE students should check with their NCPACE contractor before ordering materials.)
5. Contact your professor.
Send your instructor an e-mail with some information about yourself and your enrollment in the course.
6. Begin working on your course(s) to finish within the allotted time.
Extensions are possible but must be requested in advance and approved by your instructor.
7. Take tests and exams.
Follow these guidelines to secure a proctor for exams. Complete and submit a Proctor Request Form (PDF) for each class where you need a proctor. Confirm that proctors have received your tests, then schedule to take the exams as you are ready. When you take a test, bring a completed Course Assignment Distribution Sheet (PDF). Full instructions for proctored exams are here.
8. Familiarize yourself with the grading policies in the University Catalog.
If you fail to complete the course, a grade of Incomplete will eventually revert to an F. If you have any concerns relating to your grade, contact your instructor.
9. Note that instructors provide feedback by e-mail.
Course materials are not returned to students on a routine basis. If any material does get returned, it will be mailed to the address on file in ODU records.
10. Review the guide written by ODU Distance Learning, How to Succeed as a Portable Media Student (PDF).
11. When you finish the course, please complete the "CD ROM Student Survey."
This survey and a return envelope are sent to your proctor with tests.