There is no better time than now

Get the training and education you need to compete for today's high-demand careers. Oakland Community College provides you with the resources you need to be successful and offers one of the state's most affordable tuition rates.

We also offer a range of 100% online program options in a variety of fields, including the arts, business, sciences, criminal justice and more. This unique style of learning offers more flexibility in scheduling, and allows you to obtain your degree or certificate from anywhere.

We are here to personally guide you through the admissions process. Check out our calendar of live admissions events.

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Check out these easy steps to register and important dates to know.

  • New to College | If you are new to OCC, you can begin the required steps to become an OCC student now. Insiders tip: Make an appointment with a counselor early; they book up fast!
  • Returning to OCC | If you have attended OCC in the past and it's been more than 3 years, welcome back! Schedule an appointment with a counselor to begin.
  • High School/Dual-Enrolled | Interested in being a High School Dual-Enrolled student? Discuss the choice with your parents and high school counselor. Opportunities vary by individual and by school district.
  • Promise Zone | Promise Zone is for students from Detroit, Hazel Park, or Pontiac. Promise Zone is a scholarship, which pays all or part of your tuition and fees and helps you focus on your classes instead of on how to pay for them.
  • Early College | Early College (also known as Middle College) is a tuition-free program that blends high school and college into a multi-year program combining a high school diploma with an OCC associate degree in grade 13. Save time and money through one of OCC’s three Early College programs.
  • International Students | We welcome students from around the globe. OCC is the ideal place for students seeking a college experience in the United States.
  • ESL Students |If English is your second language, we offer a full ESL program to help you improve your English skills and prepare for college.
  • Transferring to OCC from another college or university | We welcome transfer students from other institutions of higher education and work hard to award equivalent credit. Schedule an appointment with a counselor early to determine transfer equivalency.
  • Online Degree Students | OCC has a growing number of online degrees with a dedicated faculty and professional staff to help you maximize your time.
  • Guest Students | If you are a student attending another college or university, you can attend OCC as a Guest Student and supplement your current education while saving time and money.
  • Apprenticeship Students | Combine on-the-job learning, related technical instruction and professional mentorship to become an expert in your field. Apprentices often begin with little or no experience in their chosen occupation.
  • Veteran Students | OCC is a Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency "Gold" college. The Veterans Administration (VA) approves academic programs and most OCC programs are approved for enrollment.
  • Michigan Works! | Whether you are seeking short-term training through Economic Workforce Development or working with a Michigan Works! Agency, we are here to guide you through the steps to becoming an Empowered OCC Student!
  • Continuing Ed | Whether you are looking to increase your professional education, obtain a certification or simply want personal enrichment, OCC offers high quality, non-credit, in-person classes and 24/7 web-based courses, some of which are linked to teacher (SCECH's) certifications.