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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Community College Partnerships

Oakland University has partnered with area community colleges including Macomb Community College, Mott Community College, Oakland Community College, and St. Clair County Community College, to create unique joint admission programs that offer students expanded resources, tuition savings, and maximum flexibility on the path to an OU bachelor’s degree. These community college partnerships are among the first in the state of Michigan and provide students with the best of Oakland University and the community college. For more information, visit OU’s website

Program Benefits

  • Admission to Oakland University and the partner community college through a free online application.
  • Coordinated advising - OU and the community college partner work together to keep students on track to reach their educational goals.
  • The flexibility to take courses at one or both institutions at the same time.
  • Expanded course selection - students may take courses offered at Oakland University’s main campus in Rochester, any OU-Macomb location, or their community college partner location - plus online courses offered by both institutions.
  • Access to student activities and resources on both campuses, including OU housing.
  • The ability to combine OU credits with transferable community college credits to maximize financial aid eligibility.
  • Reverse transfer - students may transfer OU credits back to the partner community college to fulfill associate degree requirements.

Community College Partners

  • M2O - Macomb Community College partnership - students are able to enroll in courses at Macomb’s South, Center and East campus locations, any Oakland University location, online courses at both institutions or any combination thereof.
  • Mott2O - Mott Community College partnership - through Mott2O, students may take classes at Mott’s main campus in Flint plus locations in Fenton, Lapeer, Howell and Clio, any Oakland University location, online courses at both institutions or any combination thereof.
  • O2O - Oakland Community College partnership - students in the O2O program take advantage of the resources and course selection at Oakland Community College’s five locations throughout Oakland County: Auburn Hills, Highland Lakes, Orchard Ridge, Royal Oak and Southfield, any Oakland University location, online courses at both institutions or any combination thereof.
  • SC2O - St. Clair County Community College partnership - offers students the option of enrolling in coursework at SC4’s main campus location in Port Huron and/or its five extended learning centers, any Oakland University location, online courses at both institutions, or any combination thereof.


The following students may apply for a community college partnership program:

  • First-year college students.
  • Transfer students (with 32 or fewer credits).
  • Current OU students (with 32 or fewer credits).

Please note that the following students are not eligible to apply for a community college partnership: applied health sciences students, direct admit nursing students, HealthPro Start students, international students, varsity student-athletes, some club sport participants, second-degree-seeking students, and students with more than 32 credit hours.

Prior to applying, students and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend a Community College Partnership Information Session. For a schedule of upcoming information sessions or additional information on OU’s community college partnerships, please visit or contact Undergraduate Admissions.

Freshman Student Admission Criteria

Applicants must submit high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores along with a completed application for undergraduate admission. Admission to any of the community college partnership programs is based on a combination of criteria including cumulative GPAs in academic subjects of 3.20 or above (applicants with cumulative GPAs below 3.20 but above 2.50 may be admitted after the consideration of the quality of academic preparation), ACT or SAT scores, and the number and types of college preparatory courses. For more information, visit OU’s website

Transfer Student Admissions Criteria

Transfer students with a maximum of 32 college credits at the time of application and a minimum 2.50 GPA will be considered for admission to Oakland University. Oakland also will consider positive trends of most recent grades.

Transfer students with fewer than 24 college credits at the time of application also must submit a high school transcript. Admission will be based on both college and high school records. Transfer students will receive a preliminary evaluation of coursework completed at other institutions at their transfer orientation session. Find out which credits will transfer to Oakland University from the transfer equivalency guide located online at

Official transcripts from each college or university a student attended should be sent to Oakland University, Undergraduate Admissions, 101 North Foundation Hall, Rochester, MI 48309-4401.

Financial Aid

Students can enroll at one of the community college partners, Oakland University or both institutions during any semester. Transferable credits at both institutions are added together to determine full-time or part-time status. The eligible amount of federal and state aid is based on the cumulative credit hours taken at both institutions. Federal aid and some state aid is processed through Oakland University. Special requirements may apply for scholarship and grant recipients. For financial aid questions, contact Student Financial Services at (248) 370-2550 or

Although most community colleges are open-admission institutions, specific programs at the community college may require selective admission. Specific academic programs at OU may also impose special requirements for admission. Please see the respective college catalogs for more information.