Learning Policies & Procedures

Academic Appeals Policy

The Oakland Community College Academic Appeals Process is established to provide the student with a means of questioning employee academic behavior.

Disability Services

Any disagreement concerning eligibility for services or specific accommodations should first be addressed with the ACCESS manager. In the event that a resolution cannot be attained, the student may request a review of the disagreement by submitting a formal appeal in writing to the Dean of Learning Resources.

Grade Appeals & Academic Concerns

If you have a concern about an instructor's grading or any other academic policy, we urge you to download and complete the Grade Appeal/Academic Concerns Form, then email it from your OCC student email account to academicaffairs@oaklandcc.edu.

Online Classes Grievance Procedure for Out-of-State Students

Oakland Community College is committed to resolving concerns and complaints in a timely, fair, and amicable manner. If you reside outside of Michigan while taking an OCC online class and are unable to resolve any issue by first working with your instructor, you may complete the Instructional Concern Form found on the Complaints / Suggestions webpage.  This form will be routed to the appropriate academic department for review and response.  

If you are still unable to resolve the issue at the College level you may contact the appropriate office in your state. That information is provided in the following Student Grievance Contact by Individual State. For additional assistance, you may contact our accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission.

College Right to Change

The College reserves the right to change policies, procedures, programs, and fees without notice.

Instructor Changes

The College reserves the right to make changes in the Schedule of Classes as circumstances require. Enrollment levels may require that instructors teach different sections than originally scheduled.