All grade reports will be available online on the third business day following the end of the semester. Grades not available
at that time will be posted as soon as received by the Office of the Registrar from
the faculty. Students needing paper copies of the academic record for the recent semester
may request the document from MyOCC/Online Services or Enrollment Services. As part
of the security and data integrity program, these documents can only be mailed to
the address on record with the College.
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.
Grade Appeal Policy
A grade appeal must be made within six months from the date the original grade is
formally issued. The steps to appeal are found in the Student Handbook as well as
in this catalog under Academic Appeals Policy.
Change of Grade Policy
A change of grade may not be submitted after one calendar year from the date the original
grade is formally issued.
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.
Acceptance of Transfer Credit
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
2480 Opdyke Road
Bloomfield Hills, Ml 48304-2266
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.
Credit by Examination
Oakland Community College recognizes that some students enter college with proficiencies
that warrant college credit. Students may request credit by examination to demonstrate
skills and knowledge in many courses offered by the College.
Students interested in credit by examination should obtain the forms from the Campus
Office of the Dean, then consult with the appropriate academic department to discuss
the feasibility of completing the examination. Tuition payment must precede sitting
for the examination. If the request is approved with advance notice at the Campus
Academic Dean's office and payment of the appropriate tuition has been made, such
examination will be given.
The instructor must enter the final grade on the form and forward the form to the
dean for approval. The credit and grade earned will be entered on the student academic
record as of the semester that the student sat for the examination. Credit by examination
is intended for students who have attained high levels of proficiency prior to entering
OCC. It is not intended for students desiring independent study or for students enrolled
in the course.
Credit by examination will not be permitted for a lower-level course if credit has
been earned in an advanced course within the same sequence. Students seeking credit
by examination must have been admitted to OCC. Credit by examination may not be used
to repeat a previously completed OCC course or a previous credit by examination.
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
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.