|At the end of each fall and winter semester a Dean’s List will be produced naming
those students who, during the respective semester, earned a 3.5 GPA or higher for
a load of at least 6 credits hours at the time that the College calculates GPA's for
that semester. Students eligible for inclusion on the dean’s list will be notified
by mail approximately one month from the end of the semester.
Students are expected to attend all class meetings. The syllabus for each course sets
forth the instructor's attendance policy.
Students cannot attend classes for which they are not registered.
Undergraduate course credit completed with a 2.00 or higher grade at an institution
of higher education accredited by one of the eight regional institutional accrediting
bodies recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) will be
accepted as transfer credit at Oakland Community College. The college at which the
credit was earned must have been accredited at the time the courses were completed
Readmitted students will be subject to current catalog requirements with regard to
active programs. Additionally, readmitted students may find that certain previously
approved credit from non-accredited institutions may not be continued.
Oakland Community College will also consider the acceptance of course credit from
an accredited national, or professional body recognized by the Council for Higher
Education Accreditation (CHEA) as listed in the Directory of the American Council
on Education (ACE). This consideration will extend to Armed Services programs and
certain business and industry programs and certificates listed in the ACE Directory.
Other credit may be considered. The College Registrar makes the final determination
Only official transcripts can be accepted for the evaluation of transfer credit. OCC
considers a transcript official only if it bears the seal and signature of the prime
record-keeper and is sent directly from the previous institution to the OCC Office
of Enrollment Services. The mailing address is
Oakland Community College
Auburn Hills Campus
2900 Featherstone Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2845
Students should also have declared a degree or certificate program of study at OCC
before having transcripts sent. Transcripts should be received at OCC at least one
month prior to Final Registration to ensure transfer credit availability for use in
registration advising. Students with any questions about the transferability of prior
course work should consult with a counselor before registering. The OCC transcript
does not list individual courses accepted from other institutions but rather summarizes
the amount of credit earned from that institution. Transfer credit does not influence
the OCC grade point average. Courses that are not directly equivalent to Oakland Community
College courses may be accepted as elective credits to apply against requirements
of a particular program.
OCC does not accept transfer credits to replace required technical courses for the
Associate of Applied Science Degree. Exceptions are granted only by consent of the
appropriate technical program faculty.
A student is in Good Standing when that student has:
- Most recent semester grade point average (SGPA) of 2.0 or higher and
- Cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 or higher
Maintaining these standards makes a student eligible for an academic degree or certificate.
In an effort to promote student success, the College has developed a program of academic
sanctions which shall be triggered when the semester GPA of a student falls below
- Upon the first such semester following a semester clear of any academic sanction,
the College will issue an Academic Warning to the student, advising that greater care
should be exercised to prevent a recurrence.
- In the event that this condition continues for a second consecutive semester, the
student will be issued another Academic Warning if the cumulative GPA is above 2.0.
However, if that following consecutive semester's semester GPA continues below 2.0
and the cumulative GPA is now also below 2.0, the student will be placed on Academic
Intervention. The student on Academic Intervention will be required to meet with a
counselor and may then be asked to limit the total number of hours carried during
the semester. The counselor may also ask that the student observe other restrictions
appropriate to his or her academic profile.
- If the student's semester GPA is found to be below 2.0 for a third consecutive semester,
the College will review that student's academic record. If this review reveals that
the cumulative GPA is above 2.0, the student will be continued on Academic Intervention
status with any restrictions deemed appropriate by a College counselor.
If the examination reveals that both the semester and cumulative GPA's are below 2.0,
the student will be suspended for one calendar year. During this time away from the
College, the student is asked to reflect on this condition and determine if the pursuit
of an academic credential is proper at this time. Before returning from this suspension,
the student will be required to see a College counselor.
If the student returns to the College after the period of Academic Suspension, he
or she will be attending under the continued standing of Academic Return with any
restrictions which may have been prescribed. If, at the end of this first semester
in which the student returned, the CGPA is still less than 2.0 but the SGPA is above
2.0, the student will be continued on Academic Return semester by semester until the
CGPA is 2.0 or higher. However, at the first semester that both the CGPA and the SGPA
are again below 2.0, the student will be returned to Academic Suspension status.