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Undergraduate Transfer Admissions

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Schedule a consultation with a Site Director or customer service representative.
Have your transcripts reviewed. Apply online.

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".

Virginia Community College Students + ODU

Old Dominion University and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) have a Guaranteed Admission Agreement designed to let qualified VCCS students make a seamless transfer to Old Dominion.

What this means for you:

  • If you meet Old Dominion’s criteria for the Guaranteed Admission Agreement, you may apply for admission to ODU after completing your first 15 hours of community college credits.
  • Once you’re accepted to ODU, you’ll have access to ODU advisors while you’re still enrolled in your community college. After successfully completing the Guaranteed Admission agreement process, you will be considered a student of both the community college and ODU.
  • In addition to the Guaranteed Admission option, students who have successfully completed at least 24 college credits may apply for regular transfer admission.
  • As an undergraduate Distance Learning student, your Site Director acts as your primary academic advisor.

Ready to get started? Contact the ODU Site Director at your community college to discuss your transfer opportunities.

All Undergraduate Transfers

Whether your transfer credits are from the Virginia Community College System or colleges outside of Virginia, our Site Directors are ready to help you through the admissions process. The process can vary depending on whether you have access to an ODU site and what degree program you want to pursue. Military and veteran students should visit our Military Admissions page.

Will my credits transfer to ODU?
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 your courses are not in Monarch TRANSFERmation, please check with your ODU Site Director to confirm whether those credits will apply.

I live near an ODU Distance Learning Site, and I'm ready to apply.
Here’s a checklist to get started:

  1. Contact an ODU Site Director to learn more about your intended academic program and distance learning options.
  2. Request official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities and have them sent to your local ODU Site Director. Please confirm that they have been received.
  3. Schedule an appointment with your Site Director to review your transcripts, review the curriculum of your preferred program, and discuss the admissions process.
  4. Complete ODU's online application for admission. Your Site Director will make sure that your official transcripts and any other documentation are forwarded to the Office of Admissions.
  5. Depending on your chosen program, a supplementary application to your major department may be needed. Your Site Director will tell you if that is the case.

    If you are admitted to ODU, you will receive a letter from ODU's Admissions Office in Norfolk, Virginia. In approximately four weeks, a transcript will be available from LEO Online. Your Site Director will help you understand the evaluation and how the transfer credits apply to your ODU degree program.

    If denied admission to Old Dominion, your Site Director will work with you to chart a path toward future admissions success. Admissions denial is often a short-term slowdown, not a permanent block to admission at ODU.

I want to take classes online, and I’m not near an ODU Site.
For assistance with your academic planning, please call us at 1-800-968-2638 or Request More Information. If you're ready to apply, head to ODU's online application.*

* Note: On the application, all ODU applicants must select a location under "Which campus do you plan to attend?" If you are in VA, AZ, or WA, choose the closest ODU DL site even if you will be taking classes online. Use our zip code search to find the site nearest you. Otherwise, choose "Distance Learner/TTN USA". Your academic advisor is assigned based on location, which helps us serve you better!