Counseling

OCC Counselors are here to help you develop a personal plan of success. Our goal is to assist students wanting to take courses at OCC.

Our mission is to support students’ success in college, transfer and employment readiness, and to empower students to clarify and attain their diverse academic, personal and professional goals. We are committed to engaging students online using a wide variety of technologies and methods.

We can help with:

  • Understanding your test scores and course placement
  • Course placement waivers using transcripts from other colleges
  • Reviewing your degree requirements including course prerequisites
  • Preparing for graduation
  • Meeting academic challenges
  • Exploring transfer requirements and procedures
  • Referrals to other college and community resources
  • Questions and concerns regarding OCC policies and more

Connect with a counselor

Email

Email assistance is a great option for students who have limited time to connect with an counselor. Many educational related issues can be dealt with by email. Be aware, there may be issues which will require working with a counselor by phone appointment.

Note

Use your OCC email account when emailing for counseling assistance. This is required due to federal regulations that protect your privacy. Counseling email addresses are provided below.

Phone

Scheduled phone appointments, like email assistance, is a great option for almost any educational issue. It is especially helpful if you are new to college or who have complicated questions. You can set-up an appointment with a counselor by calling the number below. Phone appointments should be no longer than 30 minutes.

Note
A counselor will call you at your appointment time using the phone number we have on file. If your questions involve accessing your student record, to comply with FERPA privacy regulations, the counselor will ask a series of questions to verify your identity.

Virtual session using Zoom

Zoom is a great option for almost any educational issue. It is especially helpful if you are seeking to review records, graduation status, transfer plans or other items where screen sharing helps to clarify information. You can schedule a Zoom appointment with a counselor by calling one of the numbers below.

Note
The counselor will send a Zoom session link to your OCC email account which will become active approximately 5 minutes before your scheduled 30 minute session. To comply with FERPA privacy regulations, have your photo identification ready so the counselor can verify your identity before revealing confidential student record information.

No Zoom account required, however, you will need a computer with a webcam, a tablet, or smart phone with a camera. Review Zoom's technical requirements before your session.

Contact Us

Auburn Hills
Ask a Counselor @ Auburn Hills
B Building
Phone (248) 232-4350
Fax (248) 232-4355

Highland Lakes
Ask a Counselor @ Highland Lakes
Woodland Hall
Phone (248) 942-3050
Fax (248) 942-3055

Orchard Ridge
Ask a Counselor @ Orchard Ridge
M Building
Phone (248) 522-3450
Fax (248) 522-3696

 

Royal Oak
Ask a Counselor @ Royal Oak
B Building
Phone (248) 246-2450
Fax (248) 246-2455

Southfield
Ask a Counselor @ Southfield
A Building
Phone (248) 233-2750
Fax (248) 233-2740

Virtual Sessions (Zoom)
Schedule a virtual session with a counselor.
Phone (248) 942-3050 or (248) 246-2450