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  • What Majors & Programs Does ODU Offer?
    ODU offers 45 undergraduate majors, from biology to theology, economics to social work. We also offer Med School and Physician Assistant early admission programs and Pre-Health and Pre-Law professional programs.

    View Majors & Programs
  • How Does the Program Work?

    Through ODU's Project JumpStart College Credit Plus program, high school students can take college-level ODU classes to earn college credit.

    Courses are taught by high school adjunct teachers and classes are held at the high school.

    To participate in the program, students complete an application and submit a copy of their high school transcripts to ODU. 

    Once the student has completed a Project JumpStart College Credit Plus course, an ODU transcript is available to the student from Ohio Dominican Registrar's Office. Learn how to request a transcript here.

    The grade you receive from your high school instructor is the grade that is recorded on your ODU transcript.

  • What is the Deadline to Register?
    The registration deadline for each term is posted on the Important Dates and Deadlines page.

    The online application and transcript form must be received by the Undergraduate Admissions Office by the indicated dates. A postmark by these dates are NOT sufficient. Forms must actually be received in office by the posted deadline.  
  • What is the Cost?
    For the 2015-2016 academic year, reduced tuition is available for Project JumpStart College Credit Plus courses.
    • Students attending partnering Diocesan schools should complete the Ohio Dept. of Education Funding form available at https://ohiohighered.org/CCP.
    • Students attending partnering public high schools pay $40 per credit hour.

    There is no application fee for Project JumpStart College Credit Plus courses.

  • What is the Difference between Project JumpStart and AP?
    Earning credit through Project JumpStart College Credit Plus differs from AP in that the grade is not solely based on one test that is taken at the end of the course. For Project JumpStart students, the grade earned for the course is the grade reported on the high school transcript as well as the Ohio Dominican University transcript. 

    Not all students accurately demonstrate what they have learned by taking standardized tests. Students who plan to take the AP exam have only one opportunity to demonstrate success.

    Project JumpStart students are graded on all assignments throughout the term of the course and receive a course grade for their cumulative classroom effort, without the pressure of a one-time test. 

    Students who successfully pass the AP exam may have the course requirement waived by the institution the student attends; however, it may not reduce the number of hours that the student needs to graduate from that institution.

    Credit earned through Project JumpStart fulfills the course requirements and also applies toward the total number of credits an institution requires for graduation in most instances. 
  • What ODU Resources are Available to Project JumpStart Students?
    All Project JumpStart students have access to ODU's Student Handbook and can obtain an ODU Student ID, which provides student privileges for the library, sporting events, and other campus activities for students.

    Students are assigned an advisor and can seek guidance of how the Project JumpStart courses go toward a degree, gain access to ODU resources, and more. 

    Students can take advantage of the Career Development Center's online resources. Workshops and tutors are also available through the Academic Resource Center
  • How do I Drop a Course?
    Students who need to drop a Project JumpStart course must contact both the high school and Ohio Dominican University by the drop deadline.

    The Important Dates & Deadlines page will list the last day to drop with a refund and the last day to drop a course with no refund. 

    Remember, students are concurrently enrolled in both systems. You can drop the course from ODU but if you don't contact your high school, you'll remain enrolled in the high school course.

    To drop a course:

    Registrar's Office
    Ohio Dominican University
    1216 Sunbury Road
    Columbus, Ohio  43219

    Fax: (614) 253-3656

  • How do I Transfer a Course After I Graduate from High School?

    If you choose to attend Ohio Dominican University after graduation, you do not need to take any additional steps to have your Project JumpStart College Credit Plus credit transferred to your degree program. The application of your credit towards your degree requirements will be automatic. 

    If you choose to attend a different school after graduation, you will need to request that an official ODU transcript be sent to the college or university you plan to attend. ODU does not send transcripts without your written request.

    Request your transcript online through the Registrar's Office.

    The acceptance of transfer credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. College policies vary in regard to transfer credit. However, college courses are generally accepted for transfer if completed with a grade of "C" or better. 

  • Who Can I Talk to If I Have More Questions?
    For student or admissions questions:

    Kim Grilli 
    Dual Enrollment Manager
    Office of Undergraduate Admission 
    1216 Sunbury Road 
    Columbus, Ohio  43219 
    Toll Free: (800) 955-6446 
    Phone: (614) 251-4500 
    Email: grillik@ohiodominican.edu

    For teacher or school questions:

    Pamela Allen
    Office of P-16 Partnerships
    Ohio Dominican University
    1216 Sunbury Road
    Columbus, Ohio  43219
    Phone: (614) 251-4289
    Email: allenp2@ohiodominican.edu