Welcome to Ohio Dominican University!


We know this is an exciting moment, and we want to make your transition to college as easy as possible. Here are some important next steps to take as you officially begin your Panther journey!



You should receive an email* titled "Time to Create Your ODU Account!" (If you don't see it, it may be in your Spam!) Your ODU email will be the primary way the university communicates with you during your time at Ohio Dominican.

If you experience issues getting set up, please contact the ODU HelpDesk at 614-253-3633.

*ODU e-mail access will be provided to students the Wednesday after they are accepted. 

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Step 1: View Your Offer Letter

Go to ohiodominican.edu/OfferLetter

Step 2: Review And Discuss Financial Aid

Once you have received your Cost Estimate Worksheet from ODU, book an appointment below with your Admission Counselor to review your financial aid package, and get any questions you may have answered. 

Schedule a Meeting with Your Admission Counselor* 

*First-time freshmen, please schedule your financial aid meeting with Bekah.

Need to Submit Your FAFSA?

Don’t worry – completing the FAFSA is easy. In fact, it’s so easy, 100% of undergraduate students receive some kind of financial assistance. Find out for yourself!

FAFSA 2024-2025 filing opens in December.

File your FAFSA by Feb. 15 to beat the priority deadline. School Code: 003035

File Your FAFSA at studentaid.gov

File Your SSN with ODU for FAFSA

Receiving Student Loans?

Complete Entrance Loan Counseling and your Master Promissory Note

  • Submit any required verification documents. (If you have been randomly selected to submit additional verification documents with your FAFSA application, you will receive an email or letter from ODU with instructions. If you have not been randomly selected, no additional documentation is needed.)


Let's Make it Official!

The biggest thing between you and officially joining the Ohio Dominican family is your deposit. If you haven't already, submit your deposit today and start planning your life as a Panther!

Submit Deposit

Orientation serves as the official kickoff of your ODU journey!

We’re excited to see you and your families on campus. We schedule multiple orientation dates throughout the year to prepare students for fall and spring admission. Visit our Orientation page for more information about registering and what to expect! 

View Orientation Info

To ensure your academic success, ODU is launching the Accuplacer placement test for all incoming freshmen.

The Accuplacer placement test assesses your reading, writing, and math skills, helping us determine the best courses for you. There is no cost to you to take the test. 

To schedule your test, click here

If possible, please complete the test before your orientation session or meeting with your academic advisor to receive proper course recommendations and scheduling.

If you have previous Accuplacer test scores, please send your official score report to randallc2@ohiodominican.edu. Need help locating your official score report?  Visit the Accuplacer student portal

Commonly asked questions, as well as test preparation materials, can be found at the "Commonly Asked Questions" button below.

Commonly Asked Questions

If you have further testing questions, please contact Casey Randall at randallc2@ohiodominican.edu.

Join us on campus! From Accepted Panther Nights to New Student Orientation sessions, PantherPalooza and residence hall tours, there are several opportunities for you to experience campus and settle in here on Sunbury Road before classes begin! See below to sign up for upcoming events!


NOTE: You will need to set up your ODU account (a.k.a. get your ODU email login) before you can set your emergency contacts.

  1. Once you have an ODU login, sign in to ODU Online. Visit ohiodominican.edu/ODUOnline

  2. Provide emergency contact information.

    Once logged in to ODU Online at ohiodominican.edu/ODUOnline, click “Students,” then click “Emergency Information” under the Colleague Self-Service menu. Please provide two emergency contacts.

Housing Contract

Students that have submitted their enrollment and housing deposit will be able to register for on-campus housing. You will receive an e-mail from Residence Life to your ODU e-mail with the Housing Contract. 


Move-In Day for the 2024-2025 academic year will be Saturday, Aug. 10, 2024.*

Get Move-In Details Here

*Students approved to move in before Aug. 10 will receive specific instructions via email. 

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Welcome to Slingshot!

ODU's campus bookstore in the Griffin Student Center is run by Slingshot, a course materials auto-fulfillment service.

Think of it as a subscription box for all of your learning materials.

Simply enroll in classes and all of your required course materials will be delivered to you before the first day of class!


ODU Campus Store


We can't wait to welcome you to campus and celebrate with you in person! If you have any questions or need any assistance getting ready for your first semester at ODU, please contact us at admission@ohiodominican.edu or 614-251-4500.

We're here for you every step of the way!


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