Oakland Community College 



Students must meet prerequisites and/or corequisites of courses in which they intend to enroll.
F-I students must see the International Student Advisor before registration.
The College reserves the right to enact an administrative drop of students from courses for which they do not meet the requirements.
Students cannot attend classes for which they are not registered.


After being admitted, the student should:

  1. Participate in a COMPASS or MTELP English assessment and a COMPASS mathematics assessment as required.
  2. Students placing into ENG-1055 by COMPASS or ACT scores are required to attend a Mandatory New Student Orientation.
  3. Contact the campus counseling office to arrange an appointment with a counselor.


Registration begins with Web registration services. The expanded hours of service are detailed in the current Schedule of Classes.
An additional drop/add period is provided during the first several days of classes. Students should register according to the instructions printed in the Schedule of Classes.
Web registration: Online Services.

Registration Requirements
Each student should obtain assistance from educational counselors who are available at each site. Each campus counseling department operates independently and should be contacted for an appointment.

The student is responsible for satisfying all prerequisites and/or corequisites of any selected class prior to attempting enrollment. Automated system checks enforce this requirement and will disallow registration efforts for those not meeting course qualifications. Secondary checks may reveal enrolled students who do not meet the prerequisite or corequisite requirements after registration. These students may be administratively withdrawn from their courses. The prerequisite exemption for college guest students and students with a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. college or university is not applicable to all departments. Students should review the department’s listing of classes to determine if the exemption has been removed.

English Placement Requirement
Students who have placed into ENG 1055 (or ESL 1510/1520) and who have not successfully completed the course(s) yet or a higher-level English course (or higher-level ESL course) may register into designated courses only, excluding sections which are online or hybrid offerings. A list of these designated courses follows:

ART 1510, 1520, 1530, 1540, 1550, 1570, 1580, 1600, 1610, 1611, 1650, 1670, 1800, 1810, 2240, 2510, 2520, 2530, 2550, 2570, 2630, 2640, 2670, 2680, 2702, 2704, 2710, 2712, 2714, 2810
ASC 1070, 1072, 1074, 1076
ATA 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800
ATW 1120, 8110, 8210, 8310, 8320
AUT 1110
CAD 1101, 1105, 1201, 2102, 2110
CAR 1100, 1200, 1300, 1350, 1400, 1450, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2200
CIS 1000
CNS 1100, 1120, 1150, 1160
DDT 1000
ENG 1055
ESL 1011, 1021, 1410, 1420, 1510, 1520
FFT 1510, 1520
IND 1402, 1403, 1404, 2403, 2404
LIB 1000
LST 1110, 1300
MAT (as determined by math placement)
MUS 1500, 1510, 1570, 1761, 2551
PER 1620, 1653, 1654, 1657, 1681, 1682, 1730, 1732, 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743, 1744, 1746, 1748, 1790, 1822, 1825, 1831, 1832, 1841, 1842, 1862, 1880, 1890, 1920, 1930, 1941, 1942, 1970, 2610, 2810, 2811, 2812, 2840
PHO 1220
TER 1114, 1120, 1150, 1610
WOD 0620

Students who are eligible to take ENG 1060 or higher (or ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses), may register into any course, provided the course prerequisites and co-requisites have been satisfied.

The student must pay the full amount of tuition and fees by the payment deadline stated in the Schedule of Classes. Students who qualify for financial assistance must obtain the appropriate documents from the campus Financial Assistance Office.
High school dual-enrolled and other students whose financial obligations are being met by employers or other third party sponsors must submit the appropriate documents by the payment deadline.
Students who have failed to meet their financial obligation to the College will have a financial hold placed on their records to prevent registration and release of their transcript. These holds will be removed when all obligations are discharged.

Registration is blocked for students whose addresses have been questioned by the College and have not yet been verified by the student. Also, a hold blocking registration is routinely applied when mail issued by the College is returned as undeliverable or when the College is notified that mail is being forwarded to a new address. It is the responsibility of every student to ensure that the College has the student’s current address on file. Address changes should be made with the Enrollment Services Office on campus. Students must supply proof of residency as defined in the Residency Policy section.
For more information regarding registration for courses, see the current Schedule of Classes.