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  • International Student Graduate Admissions

    Ohio Dominican welcomes students from all over the world to our campus and community. You'll find everything you need here to make your graduate studies successful. With Columbus just ten minutes away, you'll experience both our close-knit campus community and life in a big city.

    Admission Requirements

    • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of a 3.0/4.0 or higher is recommended for admission. 
    • Applicants with GPA’s lower than 3.0 may be considered for conditional admission. 
    • Final, official domestic transcripts or course-by-course transcript evaluations from universities outside the U.S. are due prior to entering graduate study at Ohio Dominican.
    • All application materials must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions two months before the semester begins.

    Graduate Application Checklist

    International applicants must complete all of the required application materials listed for their specific program and must also submit the following materials in order to be considered for admission:

    • Application. Complete ODU's Graduate Application for International Students
    • Application Fee. Pay a $25 non-refundable application fee.
    • Official Transcripts. Applicants should submit to World Evaluation Services (WES) all official academic transcripts/records from the last academic institution(s) that they have attended any university if that institution was outside of the US. For more information, please visit: www.wes.org.
    • Proof of English Proficiency for those whose first language is not English. ODU accepts the following:
      • Completion of ELS Level 112 intensive program. For more information, visit www.els.edu/columbus.
      • Official TOEFL score of at least 550 (79- internet based). ODU Institutional TOEFL code is 1131.
      • Official IELTS band score of at least 6.5.
    • Essay. You must complete the essay requirement for the program you are applying for. Please see the specific program page for details.
    • Declaration and Certification of Finances Form. The financial sponsor and guarantor of the applicant must complete this form. An I-20 cannot be issued without the completed form as well as evidence of financial support.
    • Evidence of Financial Support. Evidence that the applicant’s financial guarantor has funds available for at least the first year must also be submitted.
    • International Student Advisor Report Form. This form is only for those applicants who are currently in F-1 status at another institution in the US, either studying or in optional practical training (OPT). This form is used to verify that your current school will be transferring your immigration (SEVIS) record to ODU so that we can issue you and I-20. Contact the International Office for further details.
    • Recommendations. Please forward 3 completed recommendation forms attached with 3 recommendation letters from individuals who can address your academic potential. 

    Financial Aid

    There is no institutional aid for graduate students at Ohio Dominican. Students are encouraged to seek funding through outside organizations.

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