International Student Undergraduate Application Information

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     Application Deadlines

     All application materials need to be submitted by June 1 for Fall semester (begins in August) admission and November 1 for Spring semester (begins in January) admission. Students are encouraged to send their documents by international express mail or other delivery service (like FedEx or DHL).  

    Application Materials Checklist:

    1. Online Application

      Please make sure this is filled out carefully and completely. If you wish to submit a paper application, please contact the Admissions Office.
    2. Proof of English Proficiency

      for those whose first language is not English. ODU accepts the following:
    3. Official SAT or ACT score

      (recommended). For more information, please visit: http://www.collegeboard.com. You need to request that an official score report be sent to Ohio Dominican University, College Board code: 1131.
    4. Personal Statement

      Write a personal statement describing your personal and educational goals and how you hope ODU will help you reach them. This statement should be at least 250 words in length.
    5. Academic Records

      Applicants must submit to World Evaluation Services (WES) all official academic transcripts/records from the last academic institution(s) that they have attended (high school or university). Applicants must also submit the results of any standardized examination that they have taken (for example O and A-levels, SSCE, CXC, IB etc.). Transcripts and records should be sent directly from the educational institution to WES. 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). For more information on WES, please visit: http://www.wes.org/index.asp .
    6. Declaration and Certification of Finances Form

      The financial sponsor and guarantor of the applicant must complete this. Please read the form carefully. An I-20, the immigration document required to apply for a visa, to enter the US, and to study at ODU, cannot be issued to an accepted student, if this is not properly and accurately completed.
    7. Evidence of Financial Support

      Along with the Declaration and Certification 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.
    8. International Student Advisor Report form

      This form is only for those applicants who are currently in F-1 status at another institution in the U.S., either studying or on optional practical training (OPT). 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.  

    International Graduate applicants need to apply directly to the Office of Graduate Admission. Students interested in the LEAD program need to apply directly through the LEAD Program.

  • Submit Applications To:

    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