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Welcome! You'll find everything you need to apply to Ohio Dominican University to earn your degree. 

Undergraduate Students


For admittance to ODU's undergraduate program, you will need to provide the following information.
  • Application
    Online Application

    You can easily and securely apply to ODU using our online application.

    Apply Online


    Paper Application

    If you wish to submit a paper application, please contact ODU's Office of Undergraduate Admission at admissions@ohiodominican.edu or (614) 251-4500.
  • Your Admissions Counselor
    ODU has admissions counselors dedicated to helping international students through the application process. Contact them directly with any questions or concerns.

    Abby Love
    +1 614 251 4645 
    international@ohiodominican.edu

    Erin Dyer
    +1 614 251 4645 
    international@ohiodominican.edu

  • Deadlines / When to Apply
    Classes at Ohio Dominican University begin in the Fall or Spring.
    • To apply for Fall Semester (begins in August)

      All application materials must be submitted by June 1
    • To apply for Spring Semester (begins in January)

      All application materials must be submitted by November 1
  • Transcripts
    • First-time freshman: Please submit original copies of your secondary school transcripts to Ohio Dominican University. Your transcripts
      should be sent from your school. Additional evaluation of your transcript may be requested through an evaluation service.

      Transfer applicants:
      If you have taken college courses previously in the United States, please submit your university transcript directly
      to Ohio Dominican University for admission and transfer credit review. If you have taken college courses previously outside
      of the United States and you would like to receive transfer credit, please submit your transcripts to a NACES-approved evaluation
      service, which can be found at naces.org. If you are not interested in receiving transfer credit and you would prefer to start at the
      beginning of an academic program, you may submit your transcripts directly to Ohio Dominican 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.).
    • Applicants may be asked to submit their official academic transcripts and records from the last academic institution(s) that they have attended to the World Evaluation Services (WES). For information on WES, visit www.wes.org
    Email Address

    Email your application materials to: international@ohiodominican.edu

    Or submit via postal mail to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Ohio Dominican University
    1216 Sunbury Road
    Columbus, Ohio  43219

    If mailing materials, students are encouraged to send their documents by international express mail or other delivery service (such as FedEx or DHL). 
     
     
  • Proof of English Proficiency
    To be admitted to Ohio Dominican with a full academic course load, applicants for whom English is not their first language must meet the following requirements.
    • Successful completion of ELS Level 109 

      OR
    • Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 495 (score of 60 for internet-based tests).

      ODU Institutional TOEFL code is 1131. For more information, visit www.ets.org/toefl.

      For more information, visit www.els.edu/columbus.

      OR

    • Official IELTS band score of at least 5.5.
      For more information, visit www.ielts.org.

      For Japanese Students
    • Official STEP EIKEN score of 1st and Pre-1st. For more information, visit www.eiken.or.jp.


    Academic English Transition Program

    ODU's  Academic English Transition Program is designed for international students who don't meet the minimum English proficiency requirements for a full admission.

    View Transition Program
  • SAT or ACT Score
    Recommended but not required.

    Applicants may request that their official SAT or ACT score report be sent to Ohio Dominican University

    ODU's College Board Code is 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.

    Mail statement to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Ohio Dominican University
    1216 Sunbury Road
    Columbus, Ohio  43219

    Students are encouraged to send their documents by international express mail or other delivery service (such as FedEx or DHL). 
  • Declaration of Finances

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

    Download Form (PDF)

    Scan and email form to: international@ohiodominican.edu

    Or submit via postal mail to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Ohio Dominican University
    1216 Sunbury Road
    Columbus, Ohio  43219

    Students are encouraged to send their documents by international express mail or other delivery service (such as FedEx or DHL). 
  • 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.

    Scan and email form to: international@ohiodominican.edu

    Or submit via postal mail to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Ohio Dominican University
    1216 Sunbury Road
    Columbus, Ohio  43219

    Students are encouraged to send their documents by international express mail or other delivery service (such as FedEx or DHL).