WINTER SEMESTER

Out of Country Applicants

Applications and all accompanying forms/requirements/documents must be received by OCC on or before September 14.

Students arriving from out of country must enter the U.S. and e-mail the International Student Advisor before December 12.

Transfer Applicants

Students attending other U.S. schools, who seek to transfer to OCC, must apply and complete all forms/requirements/documents by December 5.

Transfer is dependent on the student being able to register for 12 credits, and later application means fewer available classes.

Applicants Seeking Change of Status from another Non-Immigrant Status to F-1

Timing of change of status (COS) applications to DHS depends on the student's current status and its expiration. DHS processing times can take 6 months or more and B-1/B-2 status students cannot enroll until COS applications are approved.  There are other status change requests where the student should begin attendance the first semester after application.  Along with I-20 issuance, students should meet with an immigration attorney for change of status application to DHS.


SUMMER SEMESTER

Out of Country Applicants

Applications and all accompanying forms/requirements/documents must be received by OCC on or before February 1.

Students arriving from out of country must enter the U.S. and e-mail the International Student Advisor before April 15.

Transfer Applicants

Students attending other U.S. schools, who seek to transfer to OCC, must apply and complete all forms/requirements/documents by May 1. 

Transfer is dependent on the student being able to register for 12 credits, and later application means fewer available classes.

Applicants Seeking Change of Status from another Non-Immigrant Status to F-1

Timing of change of status (COS) applications to DHS depends on the student's current status and its expiration. DHS processing times can take 6 months or more and B-1/B-2 status students cannot enroll until COS applications are approved.  There are other status change requests where the student should begin attendance the first semester after application.  Along with I-20 issuance, students should meet with an immigration attorney for change of status application to DHS. 


FALL SEMESTER

Out of Country Applicants

Applications and all accompanying forms/requirements/documents must be received by OCC on or before June 1.

Students arriving from out of country must enter the U.S. and e-mail the International Student Advisor before August 10.

Transfer Applicants

Students attending other U.S. schools, who seek to transfer to OCC, must apply and complete all forms/requirements/documents by August 5. 

Transfer is dependent on the student being able to register for 12 credits, and later application means fewer available classes.

Applicants Seeking Change of Status from another Non-Immigrant Status to F-1

Timing of change of status applications (COS) to DHS depends on the student's current status and its expiration. DHS processing times can take 6 months or more and B-1/B-2 status students cannot enroll until COS applications are approved.  There are other status change requests where the student should begin attendance the first semester after application.  Along with I-20 issuance, students should meet with an immigration attorney for change of status application to DHS.

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.

We will try to meet your needs as much as possible through e-mail and telephone. E-mail your questions and if an answer cannot be provided by email or telephone, we'll make an appointment.

In addition to assisting you with F-1 immigration regulation issues, we are able to direct you to resources inside the college and in the community to make your stay in the U.S. more enjoyable and to meet your educational goals.