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Ohio Dominican welcomes undergraduate students intending to transfer from an educational institution in the USA to ODU in Columbus.
Students who are currently in the USA in F-1 (student) visa status and have been accepted for admission to Ohio Dominican University must have their SEVIS record transferred to ODU. 

An I-20 Form cannot be issued by ODU until the SEVIS record has been transferred.

Once admitted you will receive information on how to transfer your immigration record to Ohio Dominican.

Admissions Process


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.
  • Global Connections Grant

    Ohio Dominican’s Global Connections Grant provides free on-campus housing to undergraduate international students during their first year attending ODU.

    Global Connections Grant Benefits:

    • All international applicants are considered for the grant during the admissions review process.
    • Combine with any merit scholarships earned.
    • Valid for first full year attending Ohio Dominican.* 

    *You are responsible for any housing costs on or off-campus once your first-year of undergraduate studies at ODU is complete. This grant does not cover your meal plan and other board costs.

  • Your Admission Counselor

    ODU has admission counselors dedicated to helping international students through the application process. Contact them directly with any questions or concerns.

    Questions? Contact Natalie Chang

     
  • 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. 

      Transfer applicants:
      If you have taken university* courses previously, please submit your official university transcripts directly to Ohio Dominican University for admission and transfer credit review.

      *If your university is outside the United States, you will be required to bring syllabi and course descriptions (in English) for all courses taken to be reviewed by an academic adviser.

      Applicants must also submit the results of any standardized examination that they have taken (for example O and A-levels, SSCE, CXC, IB etc.).
    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). 
     
     
  • International Baccalaureate Program

    The IB Program is a rigorous pre-university course of studies leading to examinations. At Ohio Dominican University, you may be eligible to receive credit based on the results of your IB higher level examinations. No credit is awarded for standard level examinations.

    Download a PDF of our IB credit chart below for more information.

    Download IB Credit Chart

  • 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
      For more information, visit www.els.edu

      OR
    • Official TOEFL score of at least 70

      ODU Institutional TOEFL code is 1131
      www.ets.org/toefl

      OR

    • Official IELTS band score of at least 6.0

      OR
  • 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
  • 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).