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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 and your students.


ODU has revised the admission policy for students in the class of 2021. Students with a 2.7 GPA or higher can apply with just their transcript. To be considered for a merit scholarship higher than $12,000, students will need to submit supplemental materials.



We offer 39 undergraduate degree programs and plenty of opportunities for students to connect their passion with a purpose.

Full List of Academic Programs

At ODU, we pride ourselves in our accelerated programs and academic opportunities.

Honors Program
  • Application opens Sept. 1
  • Requirements: 3.7 GPA + 26 ACT* waived for class of 2022
  • Full-tuition scholarships are available!
  • Application Deadline has passed for 2021
  • Requirements: 3.5 GPA + 28 ACT
  • Application Deadline has passed for 2021
  • Requirements: 3.5 GPA + 28 ACT
4+1 Programs
  • English
  • Business Administration
  • Sport Management
3+2 Programs (University of Dayton Partnership)
  • Law
  • Engineering


Our application is open for the class of 2022!

Application Requirements
  • 2.3 GPA + 18 ACT or Test Optional Materials
  • 2.5 GPA + 17 ACT or Test Optional Materials
  • 2.7 GPA + No Test Score or Test Optional Materials Required*

    *Materials are suggested for a more competitive merit scholarship.
  • Transcript Only
    Students with a 2.7 GPA or higher may apply to Ohio Dominican University with only their transcript and are still considered for scholarship
  • Transcript + Teacher Recommendation + Essay
    Students with a 2.3 GPA may apply with their transcript, teacher recommendation, and essay based on common application prompts and be considered for scholarship

    We encourage students to apply through this route over transcript only for better scholarship consideration; a student can submit more materials at anytime

Submitting Application Materials
  • Materials, such as letters of recommendation, test scores, transcripts, etc., can be submitted through the "Material Submission" button above.
  • We accept application materials through Naviance/Parchment and via mail as well.
How do students know they are admitted?
  • Our turn-around time is QUICK! As soon as we receive admission materials, our admission counselors review a student's application within 48 hours.
  • We notify our students of admittance via e-mail, an exciting accept package and a phone call from their admission counselor.

Counselor Connect

Our admission counselors are traveling near you and offering virtual high school visits.

Help us help you!

We LOVE feedback. We are looking for school counselors to assist us in making our admission process better – from applications to communications and marketing. If you are interested in being a part of our school counselor committee, please let us know by e-mailing us at admission@ohiodominican.edu.


Events & Visits

We will be offering in-person and online events this spring. See below for both counselor and student events happening at Ohio Dominican.


School Counselor Information Sessions

These sessions are designed to give you an inside look at some of the great opportunities Ohio Dominican University has to offer your students. If you missed our fall sessions, click the links below to view a recording.

ODU + Admission Overview

Learn about Ohio Dominican and our admission processes for the Fall 2021 incoming class.
Life as a Panther

Our faculty members and students will host this session to share what it is like to attend Ohio Dominican University.
Living + Learning in Columbus

Hear from ODU's Career Development Center and our alumni about some of the amazing benefits and opportunities of living, learning and working in Ohio's capital city.

Student Events

Preview Days

  • Sept. 18
  • Nov. 13

Students can register at ohiodominican.edu/PreviewDay!

Preview Day Info & Registration

Instant Admission Day

  • Oct. 20  – 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Students can apply, complete their application, receive an admission decision, and file FAFSA all in one day!

Accepted Panther Day

  • April 9

Quick Facts

Do your students' have questions? We've got you covered. Download PDFs of our admission materials below!


ODU Brochure




Visit Brochure

ODU ViewBook Cover 2021-2022


College Planning Checklist

College Planning Checklist


Questions? Contact us at admission@ohiodominican.edu or 614-251-4500.