Military & Veterans
Old Dominion University proudly serves the military and their families. We are consistently ranked as a leading "military-friendly" institution.
At ODU Distance Learning, you will find a highly skilled and friendly staff, teamed with an outstanding array of distinguished faculty, many of whom are former military service members who have been recognized for teaching excellence and scholarship.
ODU Distance Learning offers classes at over 40 locations across the U.S., plus online courses which can be taken anywhere you have a computer and Internet access. Our portable media courses can be taken anywhere, including ships at sea.
Find the nearest ODU extended classroom site by searching our online map. Students are encouraged to speak to the ODU personnel at their nearest site. No site nearby? Advisors at main campus will be happy to help you with academic advising and the application process. Just call 1.800.968.2638 or email email@example.com.
ODU Distance Learning is proud to be a part of several military education affiliations, many of which offer financial aid to military personnel and veterans. See all of our affiliations here. Our current tuition and fees for Distance Learning courses are listed under the Cost section.
Military Affiliated Degree Programs
Military and veteran students are welcome to apply for any degree program that ODU Distance Learning offers. However, the Old Dominion military programs below are specifically designed or recommended for these students, with significant credits awarded for military training and experience. In some situations, military students can take courses in these programs via Portable Media (CD-ROM or DVD).
- General Engineering Technology - Electromechanical Systems (BSET)
- Health Sciences - Health Services Administration concentration (BSHS)
- Mechanical Engineering Technology - Nuclear Systems option (BSET)
The Military Student Admissions page describes the steps for undergraduate application and lists admission details. Credit for lower level courses can be met through transfer credits, CLEP, and DANTES tests. Navy College students are encouraged to check the Ratings and Roadmaps to see which degrees are best related to their military training and experience.
- Engineering Management by Portable Media (MEM)
- Military Career Transition Program: Virginia Teacher Licensure (MSEd)
Application, admission, and curriculum requirements for the Engineering Management by Portable Media (MEM) program vary depending on your military training and experience and whether you are an NCPACE or Ashore student. Admissions procedures and contacts are listed on the Military Student Admissions page. For details about books, exams, and course registration, please follow the MEM Procedures. You can also contact MEM Advisor Kim Sibson, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Enrollment Services Manager Debi Lane, email@example.com.
The admissions process for the Military Career Transition Program (MCTP) follows ODU's regular graduate admission procedures. Admission requirements are listed on the MCTP program page. You can also contact Program Coordinator Arminda Israel, firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-683-3348.
Life as an ODU Distance Learning Student
Learn what the different course delivery methods are like by reviewing the How It Works section of this web site.
Just accepted to ODU?
- Important first steps for all newly accepted ODU students.
- Checklist for undergraduates taking courses by portable media.
- Registration, books, tuition & exam procedures for MEM students using portable media.