Application Requirements

Fall Semester application deadline - August 15

Winter Semester application deadline - December 15

Application deadlines do not apply to college guest applications or applications for high school guest/dual enrollment students.

Acceptance of applications for a semester will resume after the Drop/Add Period has ended for students intending to register for a late-starting class. Students who apply after the application deadline who wish to register for a class which doesn't begin until after the Drop/Add Period has ended should contact Enrollment Services at any campus.

Applicants Who Have Never Attended OCC

The online Applications for Admission is accessible through the College website. For residency verification, U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be required to submit a photocopy of one of the following documents:

  • A current drivers license reflecting the current address of the bearer as given on the application; or
  • A Secretary of State Personal Identification Card reflecting the current address of the bearer as given on the application; or
  • A voter registration card reflecting the current address of the bearer as given on the application; or
  • The current property tax receipt for the place of residence; or
  • A current lease agreement for the place of residence.

Transfer Students

In addition to the above admission requirements, transfer applicants may wish to have transcripts from former colleges attended sent to the Office of the Registrar at the George A. Bee Administration Center. Students should also have declared a degree or certificate program of study at OCC before having transcripts sent. Transcripts from other schools should be received at least one month prior to registration to ensure transfer credit availability for use in registration and advisement. Students with any questions about the transferability of prior coursework should consult with a counselor before registering.

College Guest Students

Guest students from other colleges and universities must submit a completed College Guest Application bearing the home institution's seal. This form may be obtained at the student's present college or on the College website and is valid only for the semester for which it is processed.

High School Guest Students

Students currently enrolled in the ninth grade or higher in high school are eligible for guest student status at OCC. High school guest students must submit a completed OCC Application for Admission and a completed High School Guest/Dual Enrollment Approval form bearing all required signatures. The application and approval are valid only for the semester for which they are processed. The application and approval are accessible through the College website.

Home-Schooled Students

Students who have completed a high school education in a homeschool setting must complete an online OCC Application for Admission. English and math placement testing is mandatory for these applicants. Students in a homeschool setting who have not yet completed their high school education must apply as high school guest students with the support of a responsible parent.

International Applicants

International students applying to enter the College on a student visa (F-1) must comply with admission requirements for international students. Please see the International Student Advisor with questions. International students outside the United States must take one of the following tests and achieve a minimum score to be admissible to OCC:

  • A minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 350 (paper), 70 (computer), or 20 (iBT – Internet-based); or
  • A minimum IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 3.0.

International students who are inside the United States when applying to OCC may take the MTELP exam offered at OCC for admissions purposes. A minimum MTELP (Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency) score of 25 is required for admission to the college.

Once admitted, all F-1 students must take the MTELP at OCC for class placement assessment, must meet with an academic counselor, and must attend an F-1 orientation program. Once students demonstrate English language proficiency by an appropriate MTELP assessment score, they may enroll full-time in their major courses. Students with assessment scores below college level must enroll in credit English as a Second Language (ESL) courses until they have demonstrated such proficiency or have successfully completed the final level of ESL.

Students with F-I student status must maintain full-time enrollment (a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester) to comply with immigration requirements. F-I students are required to have health insurance that meets the standards of the College.

General Education Development (GED) Students

Students with a high school diploma or a GED should know that high school graduation is not a requirement for admission to OCC unless they are under the age of 18. Admission to the College is secured by the full submission of an online Application for Admission.

Former OCC Students

Former OCC students who have not registered for classes for a period of three years must re-apply for admission and follow the degree requirements listed in the catalog in effect for the semester of re-enrollment.

Former OCC students who attended college elsewhere during the interim may submit an official transcript to the Office of the Registrar for credit evaluation.

Nontraditional Students

Persons seeking to study at Oakland Community College whose qualifications may not fit an admission category as described above should contact Enrollment Services at the campus they plan to attend.