F-1 International Admissions and I-20 Issuance

Application for Admission

All prospective OCC students from other countries must complete an OCC Application for Admission.

Only students planning to apply for a U.S. immigration category known as "F-1" must satisfy other requirements listed below. F-1 international students are those who intend to study full-time in the U.S., complete a degree, and then return to their home country.

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STEP 1: ONLINE APPLICATION

F-1's should complete the Online Application. Enter U.S. address on application if you have one; otherwise, enter your home address.

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STEP 2: SET UP MYOCC AND OCC 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, sign in to Student Email to ACTIVATE your required OCC EMAIL account. Check your email often for important news and updates.

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STEP 3: LOG INTO F-1 STUDENT PORTAL (LINK ON MYOCC STUDENT MENU)

Log into MyOCC and select the student menu. Select the link for the F-1 Student Portal and login with your MyOCC username and password. Select the F-1 International Student Information link and complete the Learning Content and Questionnaires. Upload required documents including copy of passport, statement of finances, bank statement and proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, MTELP, SAT).

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STEP 4: PROOF OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Student applying within the U.S. instead take the Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency (MTELP) at OCC for admissions purposes. Some student may be eligible to waive MTELP.

Students applying from outside the U.S. must take the TOEFL or IELTS English test and send an official score report to OCC even if intending to study English as a Second Language (ESL). The OCC TOEFL code is #1607. Please contact TOELF for information. A minimum score of 20 (internet based) TOEFL and 3.0 IELTS (International English Language Testing system) is required for admissions to the English as a Second Language program.

Contact IELTS for more information.

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STEP 5: NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION - ONLINE (MYOCC)

Students new to OCC are required to complete the New Student Orientation before registration. Log into MyOCC. On the Students Menu under Academic Profile select New Student Orientation. 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 6: MEET WITH A COUNSELOR

OCC requires Mandatory Counseling for all incoming first time College Students. Complete your application and placement testing before coming in! Call for an appointment with a counselor at one of the campuses or set up a ZOOM meeting. (STEPS 1-4 should be completed BEFORE meeting with a counselor to make the most of your appointment)

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STEP 7: REGISTER FOR CLASSES VIA MYOCC

Log into MyOCC and select the student menu. Under the Registration section, click the link to Register for Sections.

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STEP 8: PAY YOUR BILL

You can pay via:

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STEP 9: 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 and replacement cards are $10.00. Upload your picture online or have one taken at the Bookstore on campus.

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STEP 10: BUY YOUR BOOKS

The OCC Bookstores provide competitive comparisons to get your books.

Contact Information

Student services for all F-1 students are offered at:

Royal Oak Campus - Building B, Room 102
Phone 248.246.2563

Our student services staff can assist you with admission and other general inquiries. Please send your questions to F-1.Advisor@oaklandcc.edu.

Since it may be difficult for you to drive to the Royal Oak Campus, we will try to meet your needs as much as possible through email and telephone. Please email your questions first and if an answer cannot be provided by email or telephone, we'll make an appointment.

Aside from assisting you with F-1 immigration regulation issues, we are able to direct you to resources both inside the college and in the community to make your stay in the U.S. more enjoyable and to meet your educational goals. We look forward to working with you!