F-1 STudents: How do I sign-up for classes? 

New F-1 Student: You have an OCC I-20 and arrived in the U.S.

  1. Scan and email your visa and I-94 form.
  2. Take the MTELP English placement test at the Academic Support Center near you.

Auburn Hills Campus - (248) 232-4436
Highland Lakes Campus - (248) 942-3049
Orchard Ridge Campus - (248) 522-3484
Royal Oak Campus - (248) 246-2435
Southfield Campus - (248) 233 - 2735

3. See an Academic Counselor to decide on classes.  Call to make an appointment, or learn the walk-in hours for the day:

Auburn Hills Campus - (248) 232-4350
Highland Lakes Campus - (248) 942-3050
Orchard Ridge Campus - (248) 522-3450
Royal Oak Campus - (248) 246-2450
Southfield Campus - (248) 233- 2750 

  1. Attend F-1 orientation! It is mandatory.
  2. Register online for at least 12 credit hours.  Students with "Language Training" I-20's must register for ESL classes. You may not register until you take MTELP and meet with a Counselor.
  3. Pay tuition at the Cashier Window with cash or credit card.  You must pay by the deadline in Schedule of Classes or registered classes will be deregistered. 
  4. Make sure that your correct U.S. address is in the OCC student system and SEVIS.

F-1 Transfer Student: Transferring to OCC from another U.S. school?

  1. Apply to OCC using the online application system by the application deadline.
  2. Email F-1.Advisor@oaklandcc.edu  to let us know you are transferring.
  3. Take the MTELP English placement test in the Academic Support Center. This may be taken two days after your OCC application is put in the OCC computer system.  An admission letter cannot be sent to your former school until you take MTELP or waive it.

Auburn Hills Campus - (248) 232-4436
Highland Lake Campus - (248) 942-3049
Orchard Ridge Campus - (248) 522-3484
Royal Oak Campus - (248) 246-2435
Southfield Campus - (248) 233-27354 

  1. See an Academic Counselor to decide on classes. Call to make an appointment, or learn the walk-in hours   for the day:

Auburn Hills Campus - (248) 232-4350
Highland Lakes Campus - (248) 942-3050
Orchard Ridge Campus - (248) 522-3450
Royal Oak Campus -    (248) 246-2450
Southfield Campus -   (248) 233-27505 

  1. Attend F-1 orientation.  It's mandatory!
  2. Register online  for at least 12 credits.  You may not register until you take MTELP and meet with a counselor. Students with "Language Training" I-20's must register for ESL classes
  3. Pay tuition at the Cashier Window with cash or credit card. You must pay by the deadline listed in the Schedule of Classes or your classes will be deregistered.
  4. Notify your former school that you plan to transfer. Fill out the top of OCC's Transfer Clearance form and take it to your former school to complete it. They will send it to us.
  5. Complete the forms and documents required for I-20 issuance and submit to F-1.Advisor@oaklandcc.edu.  You will receive your new OCC  I-20 within 30 days of starting classes.

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!