Step One

Schedule a consultation with an Enrollment Coordinator to discuss how ODU Online can help you meet your education goals.

Call us at 1-800-968-2638 or send us an email to let us know what you're interested in.

Step Two

Have your transcripts reviewed by an Enrollment Coordinator.

Step Three

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. If you are not in VA, AZ, or WA, your location will be "In USA not at ODU site." Otherwise, select the appropriate geographic area for your "campus," and then select the ODU Online partner location that is closest to you. 

Guaranteed Admission for Virginia Community College Students

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 ODU Online student, you will have a dedicated academic advisor.

Ready to get started? Check out the VCCS Transfer Guide and contact the ODU Enrollment Coordinator at your community college, or contact us online to discuss your transfer opportunities. 

All Undergraduate Transfers

ODU Online Enrollment Coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process, not matter where your transfer credits were earned. The process can vary depending on whether you have access to an ODU Online partner location 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 an ODU Online Enrollment Coordinator to confirm whether those credits will apply.

I'm ready to apply!

Great! Here’s a checklist to make sure you have a smooth admission process:

  1. Contact ODU Online, and we'll connect you with an Enrollment Coordinator. They're experts in our online programs, distance learning options, and admission process.
  2. Request official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities and have them sent to your Enrollment Coordinator. Please confirm that they have been received.
  3. Schedule an appointment with your Enrollment Coordinator 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 Enrollment Coordinator will help you 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 Enrollment Coordinator 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. A non-refundable admission deposit is required to secure your place in the incoming class (it will be applied to your tuition and fees once you register for class). In approximately four weeks, a transfer transcript will be available from LEO Online. Your Enrollment Coordinator will help you understand the evaluation and how the transfer credits apply to your ODU degree program.

    If denied admission to Old Dominion, your Enrollment Coordinator 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.