Become an ODU Panther!

You’ve likely been thinking about this moment for years: applying to college. There are so many choices out there and factors to consider. But don’t worry, we'll be with you every step of the way!


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Visit ODU

Experience ODU for yourself! Tour our beautiful campus, meet faculty, talk to students and see what makes ODU special.

 Schedule Your Visit 

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How to Apply

ODU's admission process is simple, and we'll help you every step of the way. We're as excited as you are to get started!

 Apply Now 

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Make Your Deposit

Already accepted? Congrats, Panther! Now it's time to secure your spot in our next entering class with your enrollment deposit.

 Submit Your Deposit 

Future Panthers Could Receive up to $500 in Credit — Learn How!

Visit by June 15 to Earn $250 Visit Credit

How does it work? New prospective students who visit campus between May 1 and June 15, 2024 and submit their enrollment deposit for the 2024 fall term are eligible* to receive a $250 Visit Credit that will be applied to their fall 2024 ODU bill!

Schedule Your Visit Today!

Deposit and Register for Orientation by June 1 to Enter Raffle for Bonus $250 Credit

How do I enter the Orientation raffle? Prospective students who submit their enrollment deposit by June 1 and register for summer orientation will be eligible* to be entered into a raffle drawing for a bonus $250 fall 2024 credit (this is separate from the Visit credit; so, if you visit campus, submit your enrollment deposit and register for orientation by June 1, you could potentially receive up to a $500 credit to be applied to your fall 2024 bill). Four winners will be announced for the drawing during summer orientation.

*Students who already have full charges covered by grants and scholarships are not eligible. Both the $250 visit credit and $250 orientation drawing credit are ONE TIME credits for the fall 2024 term only.


Can't wait to receive your admission decision?

We get it -- this is a big deal! We’ve heard from a lot of future Panthers like yourself who have applied to join the ODU community, so we appreciate your patience as we review your application. Once all of your materials have been submitted, you can expect an admission decision in just a few weeks. (That's our Panther Promise!) 


We know you have questions. We have answers!

As a prospective student, you have an Admission Counselor to guide you through your admission process. Whether you are a first-time freshman, a transfer or returning student, or an international student, our amazing counselors are here to help you.

Find Your Counselor

Once accepted, your ODU experience begins with Orientation. You’ll make new friends, meet faculty, explore the campus community and take care of other important details before school starts.


Ohio Dominican is proud to partner with I Know I Can to offer its Panther Promise Program, which provides eligible students from Columbus City Schools, Reynoldsburg City Schools, South-Western City Schools and Whitehall City Schools with financial resources and support to help make an ODU education attainable. Ready to get started? Once eligible participants apply for admission to ODU, they will automatically be considered for the Panther Promise Scholarship!


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 connect your students with ODU.

View Counselor Resources

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ODU Makes a College Education Affordable

We get it – college is a huge investment.

That’s why we do everything we can to make an ODU education attainable for each and every student.

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Find our why ODU is the perfect place for you!


Contact Us or Apply Now to Get Started!

Undergraduate Admission
Griffin Student Center, Room 203
Ohio Dominican University
1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 251-4500
(800) 955-OHIO
(614) 251-0156


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