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    • Official transcripts or transcript evaluations from previously attended institutions.
    • Proof of English proficiency.
    • All application materials must be submitted by June 1 for Fall semester (begins in August) admission and November 1 for Spring semester (begins in January) admission. 



    Submit a completed ODU Undergraduate Application

    • Make sure this is filled out carefully and completely. If you wish to submit a paper application, please contact the ODU Office of Admission.
    • Send all application materials to ODU Office of Admission, Griffin Student Center, Ohio Dominican University,1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, OH 43219
    • Students are encouraged to send their documents by international express mail or other delivery service (such as FedEx or DHL). 


    • Submit academic transcripts from previous academic institution(s) such as high school or university.
    • Applicants may use the International Student Transcript Request Form to request that your transcripts be sent. 
    • Applicants are also encouraged but not required to send in other materials that attest to their academic ability, such as letters of academic reference or examples of academic work (e.g. a major research paper). 
    • Applicants must also submit the results of any standardized examination that they have taken (for example O and A-levels, SSCE, CXC, IB etc.).


    Applicants may submit their official academic transcripts and records from the last academic institution(s) that they have attended to the World Evaluation Services (WES). For more information on WES, please visit: www.wes.org.

    Proof of English Proficiency

    For those whose first language is not English, ODU accepts the following:

    • Successful completion of ELS Level 112 intensive program. For more information, please visit: www.els.edu/columbus.
    • Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 550 (79- internet based) ODU Institutional TOEFL code is 1131. For more information, please visit: www.ets.org/toefl/.
    • Official STEP EIKEN score of 1st and Pre-1st for Japanese students. For more information, please visit: www.eiken-ryugaku.com.
    • Official IELTS band score of at least 6.5. For more information, please visit: www.ielts.org.

    SAT or ACT Score

    Recommended: Applicant may request that their official SAT or ACT score report be sent to Ohio Dominican University, College Board Code: 1131. For more information, visit www.collegeboard.com.

    Personal Statement

    Submit a personal statement describing your personal and educational goals and how you hope Ohio Dominican will help you reach them. This statement should be at least 250 words in length. Click for mailing address.

    Declaration of Finances

    The financial sponsor and guarantor of the applicant must complete a Declaration of Finances Form. Please read the form carefully. 

    An I-20, the immigration document required to apply for a visa, to enter the U.S. and to study at ODU, cannot be issued to an accepted student, if this is not properly and accurately completed.

    Evidence of Financial Support

    Along with the Declaration of Finances form, evidence that the applicant's financial guarantor has funds available for at least the first year must also be submitted. Sufficient evidence would include a current bank statement in the name of the sponsor on bank letterhead or an official award letter for a scholarship or fellowship. 

    The documents must be less than one year old. An I-20 cannot be issued without the completed form as well as evidence of financial support.

    Transfer Students

    Applicants who are currently in F-1 status at another institution in the U.S., either studying or on optional practical training (OPT)must complete the International Student Advisor Report form

    This form is used to verify that your current school will be transferring your immigration (SEVIS) record to ODU so that we can issue you an I-20. Contact the International Office for further details.  

  • Submit Application

    Office of Admission

    Griffin Student Center
    Ohio Dominican University
    1216 Sunbury Road
    Columbus, Ohio 43219

    Phone: (614) 251-4500
    Toll Free (800) 955-6446
    Fax: (614) 251-0156

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