Transferring to OCC
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Students Transferring to OCC

Oakland Community College welcomes transfer students from other institutions of higher education and always tries to award direct equivalent credit. When direct equivalencies are not available, elective credit is usually awarded.

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The following steps will guide you through the process of transferring to OCC.

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STEP 1: CREATE AN ADMISSIONS PROFILE & COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION

Go to apply. Complete the Profile and Application forms. Confirmation emails are sent when the application is received and again when processed. Please allow two (2) business days for processing.

NOTE: After submitting your application, refresh your Admission Profile. You will see a tab called Supplemental Items & Documents. This area will allow you to upload optional and/or required documents.

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STEP 2: SET UP A MyOCC ACCOUNT AND OCC STUDENT EMAIL

After you receive confirmation that your application has been processed, you will need to log into your MyOCC Account. Once logged in to MyOCC, select the College Resources link and then choose the Student Email link to ACTIVATE your required OCC EMAIL account. Check your email often for important news and updates.

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STEP 3: HAVE YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS MAILED or EMAILED TO OCC

Official transcripts from US or Canadian institutions MUST be sent from your previous accredited university or college to OCC. Your previous institution can email official transcripts to transcripts@oaklandcc.edu or physically mail them to Oakland Community College, Transcript Evaluations, 2900 Featherstone Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2845. International transcripts (excluding those from Canadian institutions) must be evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) before OCC can consider international credits for transfer. After your transcript has been evaluated, notification will be sent to your OCC email. You may log into your student account to review the results of your transcript evaluation.

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STEP 4: NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION - ONLINE

Students new to OCC are required to complete the New Student Orientation before registration. Log into MyOCC. From the Colleague Resources link, select Pre-Registration Steps and then choose New Student Orientation/Title IX training. After you have completed the survey, remember to click "Mark Course Completed" and print your certificate to finish the orientation.

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STEP 5: COMPLETE YOUR FAFSA (if applicable)

Award letter and status of your application may be found under Financial Profile on MyOCC. Check for important deadlines.

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STEP 6: PLACEMENT (if applicable)

Students may be exempt from taking English, ESL and Math Placement if they meet the exemption guidelines.

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STEP 7: MEET WITH A COUNSELOR

While counseling is not mandatory for transfer students, you are highly encouraged to meet with a counselor to review official or unofficial transcripts, identify classes that meet pre-requisites and assist with course selection to ensure progress toward student goals, including certificate and degree completion.

Complete Steps 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 before you meet with a counselor so the registration hold can be released.  Step 5-Applying for Financial Aid is highly recommended due to the strong likelihood of an award, but it is not required prior to your appointment.

NOTE: Students unable to request official transcripts in time for the semester start can be granted a one semester waiver with unofficial transcripts by an OCC counselor.

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STEP 8 REGISTER FOR CLASSES VIA MyOCC

Log into MyOCC and select the College Resources link. Choose the Student Planning link. Click on the Plan your Degree & Register for Classes option to search and register for classes.

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STEP 9: PAY YOUR BILL

You can pay via:

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STEP 10: GET YOUR RAIDER ONE CARD

The Raider One Card is your Official OCC Student ID. It serves as your Student ID, Library Card, Copy/Print Card, and iROC Cash for Raiders Store and Cafe purchases. Your first card is free, replacement cards cost $10. Your official OCC Student ID can be picked up at the Business Office.

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STEP 11: BUY YOUR BOOKS

You can order and have your books delivered from the Raider’s Store by clicking on BUY YOUR BOOKS above, selecting Buy Textbooks and following the directions. The Raider Bookstore provides competitive comparisons to get your books!

 
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