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New Transfer Advisor Directory

Orientation Requirements

Please locate your admit term and student type here. Read your requirements for orientation and advising.

  • Transfers with 23 or fewer credits are required to participate in Monarch Orientation.
  • Transfers with 24 or more credits are required to participate in Mini Monarch Orientation or meet with an academic advisor to register for courses.

New ODUOnline students, please complete the ODUOnline Student Orientation prior to connecting with an ODUOnline Student Success Director.

All students should complete the pre-enrollment tasks as identified on the Admitted Student Checklist.

The degree plan hold will be lifted when you attend a Monarch Orientation, Mini Monarch Orientation, or meet with your advisor. This is a permanent hold. Advisors lift the degree plan hold temporarily after being advised or registration.

Students will register in classes during their Orientation or when they meet with an advisor.


Transfer Advising for Students with 24+ Credits

New transfer students with 24 or more credits are required to attend Mini Monarch Orientation or meet with an advisor. Your transfer advising options are determined by your credit hours and major.

New Transfer Students with 24+ Credits: Select the college of your major below for your transfer advising options:


College of Arts and Letters

Register to attend Mini Monarch Orientation or see alternative option below.

Music majors: Contact Dr. Bianca Hall at bhall@odu.edu. Please use your ODU email and include your name, UIN, major, and that you are a new transfer student seeking advising.

All other Arts and Letters majors: Please complete the Transfer Advising Request form. Upon submission, Ms. Staci Kohen, transfer advisor, will work to schedule an appointment with you.

Strome College of Business

All new transfer students are required to register and attend Mini Monarch Orientation.

If you are unable to attend, please contact the Business Advising Center at BusinessAdvising@odu.edu.

Darden College of Education and Professional Studies

Register to attend Mini Monarch Orientation or contact your department advisor. Please use your ODU email and include your name, UIN, major, and that you are a new transfer student seeking advising.

New transfer students will be advised by the Career and Advising Resource Center (CARC) in the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies.

Find your advisor in the Department Advisors list.

Please contact CARC at (757) 683-4789 or carc@odu.edu to schedule an appointment.

Batten College of Engineering and Technology

Register to attend Mini Monarch Orientation or contact your department advisor. Please use your ODU email and include your name, UIN, major, and that you are a new transfer student seeking advising.

Engineering Department Advisors:

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering majors contact Dr. Xiaoyu Zhang at x1zhang@odu.edu.

Civil and Environmental Engineering majors contact Dr. Gangfeng Ma at gma@odu.edu.

Mechanical Engineering Technology majors contact Dr. Nathan Luetke at nluetke@odu.edu.

Electrical Engineering Technology majors contact Dr. Otilia Popescu at opopescu@odu.edu.

Civil Engineering Technology majors contact Michael Seek at mseek@odu.edu.

Electrical & Computer Engineering majors contact Lisa Moser at lmoser@odu.edu.

Modeling, Simulation & Visualization Engineering majors contact Dr. Jim Leathrum at jleathru@odu.edu.

Additional contacts for transfer freshman students: Kristin Eden (keden@odu.edu) or Maria Doran (mdoran@odu.edu).

Transfer Students: Please complete the BCET Transfer Advising Request form. Upon submission, the Transfer Academic Success Advisor Anna Lacy (alacy@odu.edu) will work to schedule an appointment with you.

College of Sciences

Register to attend Mini Monarch Orientation or contact your advisor. Please use your ODU email and include your name, UIN, major, and that you are a new transfer student seeking advising.

College of Sciences Department Advisors:

Chemistry/Biochemistry, Computer Science, Math/Statistics, Ocean/Earth/Atmospheric Sciences, and Physics majors contact the faculty advisor for your major.

New Biology and Intended Psychology transfer students register to attend a Transfer Advising Session.

Psychology majors with transfer credit for courses required for major declaration (must have at least a C grade) contact psychadvising@odu.edu.

Note: The five courses required for Psychology major declaration are:

  1. ENGL 110C (English Composition I)
  2. ENGL 211C or 231C (English Composition II)
  3. PSYC 201S (Introducation to Psychology)
  4. MATH 102M or 103M (College Algebra) or a higher Math (e.g. 162M, 163, 200, 211)
  5. PSYC 316 (Scientific Reasoning in Psychology) **Should be taken first semester of enrollment**

School of Cybersecurity

Register to attend Mini Monarch Orientation or contact your advisor. Please use your ODU email and include your name, UIN, major, and that you are a new transfer student seeking advising.

School of Cybersecurity Advisors:

Connect with your advisor directly or email cyber@odu.edu.

Cyber majors with 24-59 credits contact Ms. Lenora Thorbjorsen at ljenning@odu.edu.

Cyber majors with 60 or more credits should contact their department advisor:

Exploratory/Undecided Majors

Register to attend Mini Monarch Orientation or contact the Center for Major Exploration and Mane Connect Success Coaching at (757) 683-4805 or maneconnect@odu.edu to schedule an advising meeting.

Please use your ODU email and include your name, UIN, and that you are a new transfer student seeking advising.

ODUOnline/Distance Learning

ODUOnline students must complete the ODUOnline Orientation.

Upon completion of the ODUOnline Orientation, update your ODU student checklist and submit the "Contact Your Advisor" form. This will connect you with your ODUOnline Student Success Director so you can begin registering for courses.

ODUOnline advising team contact emails.



If you are unable to connect with your advisor, contact advisor@odu.edu.

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