College Transfer Success Center

College Transfer Success Center

Providing a smooth process for your transfer from OCC

The college transfer process can be daunting. From specific requirements that must be followed for each transfer institution you’re considering, to similar terms such as “transfer credit agreements” and “transfer guides,” you may not know where to start. 

Are you a prospective student interested in transferring to OCC?

Visit our Admissions page

3 steps for transferring from OCC to another institution

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Step 1: Meet with a Counselor

Make the most of your counseling appointment.  Students considering transfer should also review the Transfer Timeline and Steps to Transfer Success. 

Call for an appointment with a counselor at one of the campuses or set up a ZOOM meeting!

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Step 2: Submit Application to Your Intended Transfer Institution
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Step 3: Have Official Transcripts Sent to Transferring Institution

Complete an online Transcript Request.

For those requesting the MACRAO stamp or MTA endorsement on their transcript:

Students requesting either of these endorsements should first check their unofficial transcript online using MyOCC to see if the endorsement is already noted (found right before your history of classes).

  • If the endorsement is there, you do not need to request the endorsement again.
  • If the endorsement is not there, before you submit your transcript request, please send an email to requesting your eligibility to be checked. Please wait to submit your transcript request until you receive a response.

Support every step of the way, no matter where you want to go

OCC is one of the top transfer institutions in Michigan, and our team is committed to helping you navigate all available transfer opportunities and resources throughout the process, whether you're looking to transfer to OCC or from OCC. Join other OCC students who have transferred to more than 400 institutions:

  • Selective national universities: Including Harvard, MIT and Columbia
  • Flagship state universities: Including the University of Michigan, Ohio State University and Arizona State University
  • Local favorites: Including Oakland University and Wayne State University
  • And more: We can help you transfer to any college

What to expect at your first counseling session

By planning your college transfer process early, you will set the stage for success, while saving time and cost. The first step is meeting with an OCC counselor, who will ask you about your specific transfer goals and help you create a timeline and plan of study. Before your counseling session, we encourage you to review these additional resources and prepare any questions you have about the transfer process:


Transfer Credit Agreement

Transfer Credit Agreements

These are formal agreements between specific academic programs at OCC and transfer institutions. Starting here may save time and money. Learn more...

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

The MTA is intended to satisfy many or all of the general education requirements at participating Michigan four-year institutions. Learn more...

Transfer Guides

Transfer Guides

These informal outlines of OCC courses / requirements needed to transfer to a specific institution can serve as another planning resource. Learn more...

College Transfer FAQs

College Transfer FAQs

As you explore transfer opportunities, we want to make sure all of your questions are answered. Here’s a list to get you started. Learn more...

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Contact Information & Service Hours

Counseling main line: (248) 341-2270

Auburn Hills Campus
2nd Floor B Building
Email a Counselor @ Auburn Hills
Fax (248) 232-4355

Highland Lakes Campus
2nd Floor of Woodland Hall
Email a Counselor @ Highland Lakes
Fax: (248) 942-3055

Orchard Ridge Campus
1st Floor of M Building
Email a Counselor @ Orchard Ridge
Fax: (248) 522-3696

Royal Oak Campus 
1st Floor of B Building
Email a Counselor @ Royal Oak
Fax: (248) 246-2455

Southfield Campus
2nd Floor of A Building
Email a Counselor @ Southfield 
Fax: (248) 233-2740

Service Hours

  • Monday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm (Onsite & Virtual Services)
  • Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:30am - 5pm (Onsite & Virtual Services) 
    • 5:00 - 7:00pm (Virtual)
  • Saturday (see dates below): 8:30am - 12:30pm (Virtual Services Only)
    • First two Saturdays in January & September
    • Entire months of July, August & December


David Johnson
Director, Academic Partnerships