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Transferring from OCC To Another School

Imagine paying less money for the same classes...

The Time Advantage

You can take your freshman and sophomore years at Oakland community College and then complete your junior and senior years at a four-year college or university where you can then earn a bachelor's degree.

If you are attending a four-year college or university during the fall and winter, you can take classes at OCC during the spring and summer so you can graduate earlier.

The Money Advantage

Regardless of which  route you pursue, you can receive the same level of education at Oakland Community college. The financial advantage is that the tuition costs less than it does at four-year colleges or universities. The cost of tuition is less, but the education is exactly the same.

Transferring classes can save you thousands of dollars

The Transfer Advantage

Transferring from OCC to a four-year college or university gives you a better chance of being admitted than if you tried entering right out of high school. After you have completed at least a full year of study at colleges such as OCC the minimum admission requirements of four-year are lower, and ACT and SAT scores have little or no bearing on admission. Four-year colleges and universities recognize the value of an OCC education.

We Do the Footwork to Ensure an Easy Transfer

The College Transfer Center of OCC works very closely with the colleges and universities in the State of Michigan to keep an accurate, up-to-date list of which courses at OCC will transfer to the schools of your choice. Our counselors have immediate access to this information, and they will work closely with you to ensure a smooth transfer.

The Counseling Office at each OCC campus has admissions information on Michigan colleges and universities available for students. There are also catalogs, financial aid information, and tuition and housing cost information from Michigan schools available for you to reference.

Additional general reference materials are available to assist you in making an educated decision as to which college to attend.

Programs Designed for Transferring

The Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers has established a MACRAO agreement among many colleges and universities in the state of Michigan.

This agreement ensures that a student who completes the following OCC degrees will have satisfied the freshman and sophomore General Education requirements of participating Michigan four-year colleges:

  • Associate in Liberal Arts Degree
  • Associate in Science Degree
  • Associate in Business Administration Degree

OCC also maintains numerous articulation agreements ensuring that specialized OCC classes and degrees will be accepted into the programs of colleges and universities that award baccalaureate degrees. If you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, check with an OCC counselor to determine if articulation agreements exist for your desired field of study.