Become an ODU Panther!

You’ve likely been thinking about this moment for years: applying to college. There are so many choices out there and factors to consider. But don’t worry, we'll be with you every step of the way!


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Visit ODU

Experience ODU for yourself! Tour our beautiful campus, meet faculty, talk to students and see what makes ODU special.

 Schedule Your Visit 

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How to Apply

ODU's admission process is simple, and we'll help you every step of the way. We're as excited as you are to get started!

 Apply Now 

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Make Your Deposit

Already accepted? Congrats, Panther! Now it's time to secure your spot in our next entering class with your enrollment deposit.

 Submit Your Deposit 


Can't wait to receive your admission decision?

We get it -- this is a big deal! We’ve heard from a lot of future Panthers like yourself who have applied to join the ODU community, so we appreciate your patience as we review your application. Once all of your materials have been submitted, you can expect an admission decision in just a few weeks. (That's our Panther Promise!) 


We know you have questions. We have answers!

As a prospective student, you have an Admission Counselor to guide you through your admission process. Whether you are a first-time freshman, a transfer or returning student, or an international student, our amazing counselors are here to help you.

Find Your Counselor

Get Ready, New Panthers! Orientation serves as the official kickoff of your on-campus experience here at Ohio Dominican. Participation in New Student Orientation is required for all incoming first-year students. Click below for information about registration and what to expect!

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Ohio Dominican is proud to partner with I Know I Can to offer its Panther Promise Program, which provides eligible students from Columbus City Schools, Reynoldsburg City Schools, South-Western City Schools and Whitehall City Schools with financial resources and support to help make an ODU education attainable. Ready to get started? Once eligible participants apply for admission to ODU, they will automatically be considered for the Panther Promise Scholarship!


The role of a school counselor is vital for students transitioning to college and our admission office is thankful for all that you do. Our goal is to provide a space for you to connect with Ohio Dominican University and have quick access to information that will help you connect your students with ODU.


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ODU Makes a College Education Affordable

We get it – college is a huge investment.

That’s why we do everything we can to make an ODU education attainable for each and every student.

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Find our why ODU is the perfect place for you!


Contact Us or Apply Now to Get Started!

Undergraduate Admission
Griffin Student Center, Room 203
Ohio Dominican University
1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 251-4500
(800) 955-OHIO
(614) 251-0156


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