Students may submit up to two letters of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor that can attest to their academic abilities.
Academic Writing Sample
Students can submit a recent writing sample of at least 500 words that has been completed within the last two years. Academic papers and graded writing samples are acceptable. Students may
also choose to write a separate essay specifically for their ODU application describing their academic and career goals and how their ODU education will help them achieve those goals.
A student’s class rank reflects their classroom performance. An above average class rank may indicate academic potential.
Community Involvement/Extracurricular Activities/Personal or Group Achievements
Community service, volunteer work, extracurricular activities, and achievements are strong indicators of leadership and excellence which can translate
to college success. Students are encouraged to submit any documents or media that showcase these items including, but not limited to, resumes, YouTube videos, presentations, certificates, awards, or slide shows.
ODU is excited to partner with ZeeMee, a free service that helps students bring their applications to life. We are committed to reviewing every applicant as a unique individual. Students may create their profile by
uploading videos and other information to ZeeMee.com and then simply provide their ZeeMee link to their ODU admissions counselor via email.