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Ohio Dominican offers programs and degrees for busy professionals ready to move to the next career level.
Program Overview

Each Adult & Continuing Education student will be able to personalize their own schedule based on their program of study and, if applicable, incoming transfer credit.

All classes meet one night a week in the evening from 6 - 10 p.m., Monday - Thursday.

The time it will take you to complete your degree depends on the amount (if any) of transfer credit that is applied towards your program.

Programs & Degrees


  • Admissions Requirements
    For admission to the certificate, associate or bachelor's degree program, you must have:
    • Previous cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher.
    • Graduated from high school or earned a GED.
    • A TOEFL score of 550 or equivalent electronic score, if applicable.

    To apply:

    • Complete an online application.
    • Submit official transcripts from all high schools and accredited colleges or universities previously attended. 
  • Applicants with Transfer Credits

    Transfer credits earned from a regionally accredited college or university, or from CLEP, PEP, ACE or other standard evaluations, will be accepted under the following conditions:

    • They are from a postsecondary degree-granting institution of higher education accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies.
    • They are college level.
    • They reflect a grade of C- or higher.
    • High school transcripts are required for applicants with fewer than 24 transferable credits from an accredited college or university.
    Free Transcript Evaluation

    To have your previous credit officially evaluated for transfer to ODU, have official transcripts sent to: Adult & Continuing Education, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus OH  43219. 

    For an unofficial evaluation, email unofficial copies of all your transcripts to adult@ohiodominican.edu.

    View ODU's official transfer policy.  
  • Prior Learning Assessment

    Through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process, undergraduate students may be able to apply relevant learning, work and/or life experiences toward college credit at Ohio Dominican. There are several forms of PLA credit:

    College Level Examination Program

    The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) allows students to earn college credit without having to attend class. By taking the CLEP exam, students can demonstrate the knowledge they have obtained through independent study, or prior life, work or cultural experiences. These credits do not count toward the Ohio Dominican University's residency requirements.  

    View ODU's CLEP policy.

    American Council on Education

    The American Council on Education (ACE) has published guidelines for credit recommendations documenting certain forms of military or corporate training. ODU follows the ACE guide recommendations for credit. These credits do not count toward the Ohio Dominican University's residency requirements.

    Portfolio Assessment

    One of the most accepted methods of earning credit involves compiling a portfolio of prior learning. A portfolio is a formal collection of artifacts prepared by the student and submitted to the University as part of a petition requesting credit or recognition for learning outside the college classroom. 

    Students interested in learning more about the portfolio process should contact the Adult & Continuing Education office at adult@ohiodominican.edu.  

ODU's Adult & Continuing Education Program