Students come to Ohio Dominican every year from over 17 countries. Our small campus and class sizes (average 16 students) assures you plenty of personal attention from our faculty and staff. You will learn from professors who not only excel in their fields and enjoy teaching, but also care about your success. Our caring staff will help you find and use the all the resources available to you to help make your experience and education at ODU as fulfilling and easy as possible.
If you are a new student coming from overseas: After you have received your I-20 from Ohio Dominican University, you should apply for your F-1 student visa at the United States Embassy or Consulate near your place of residence. The U.S. consular official makes the ultimate decision as to whether the applicant is granted an F-1 student visa. The student should be prepared to present the following to the visa officer:
For more information about visas and other steps you will need to take to prepare for studying in the United States, please visit Study in the States.
If you plan to leave the U.S. and reenter to attend Ohio Dominican University and your F-1 entry visa in your passport is not valid, you should present your I-20 Form along with financial proof to a U.S. Consular Officer abroad to obtain a new F-1 visa. If you are planning to leave the U.S. and re enter to attend Ohio Dominican University and your F-1 visa is still valid for your entry, you should present your I-20 Form and financial proof to the inspecting immigration officer at the U.S. port of entry.
You must follow the immigration transfer procedures. This includes students who have completed their studies and are currently on OPT (Optional Practical Training).You will need to do:
For more information on Immigration to the United States, please see our Immigration site.
Once you have received you acceptance packet, please complete the following items and return them to the International Office as soon as possible. These forms will be included in the acceptance packet you receive.
For advice on what to pack as you prepare to begin your studies in the US, please visit: http://educationusa.state.gov/predeparture/travel/pack.htm.
If you are entering the US for the first time as an F-1 student visa holder, please visit http://www.ice.gov/sevis/factsheet/100104ent_stdnt_fs.htm for an overview of what you can expect when you arrive at a U.S. Port of Entry.
All new international students are required to attend orientation before starting classes at Ohio Dominican. There will be a special orientation for just international students. The International Office will contact you with the details. Students are also expected to attend the freshmen, transfer, or graduate orientation.
The Business Office issues a statement for each semester's fees. Subsequent monthly statements are issued for accounts with unpaid balances. The Balance due on your statement can be paid by one of the following methods:
You should arrive with $1,000 to $4,000 to cover initial expenses. These funds will be used for you arrival expenses such as books, meals, supplies, transportation, etc. Do not carry cash--consider travelers checks, checking card, credit card or a bank draft.
Tuition (per semester)
Activity Fee (per semester, full time students)
International Student Programming Fee (per semester)
Orientation Fee (first time students, one time only)
Application Fee (paper only)
Parking Sticker (per year)
Graduation Fee (one time fee)
Room and Board Fee (depending upon room/points, per semester)
Heath Insurance (per year)
Personal Expenses (approximate) for books, supplies, transport, etc.
All motor vehicles parked on campus must be registered with the Public Safety Department.
Your ODU Identification Number Your vehicle license number and description Permits are purchased through the internet on the Public Safety Website. Complete the application. Your permit will be sent to you within a week and your account will be charged for your purchase.
Full year Parking Tag $100Summer Parking Tag $25 Questions related to billing, and payment methods should be directed to the ODU Business Office at (614) 251-4550.
Health insurance is required by ODU and is a necessity in the U.S. because the cost of health care is extremely expensive. You will be automatically enrolled in our health insurance policy for international students. You will be billed $1020 for one year. This amount will be split between your fall semester and spring semester bills. For more information on coverage, please visit the insurance website.
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