To be eligible to participate in the Panther Promise Program, students must:
- Have graduated from a recognized Columbus City Schools high school.
- Be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant.
- Be accepted to ODU and file the FAFSA before April 1 of their senior year.
- Enroll at ODU full time during the first fall semester following their graduation from high school.
- Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA while enrolled at ODU.