HOW CAN I TAKE CLASSES AT OCC?
If you’ve never taken college level courses, complete the steps listed for Students New to OCC.
If you have completed college level courses, complete the steps listed for Transfer Students.
WHAT’S THE BEST WEB BROWSER TO USE?
For best results, use Google Chrome or Firefox. Safari has known issues.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO I NEED TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION?
- Unofficial college transcripts
- Social Security number, if you intend to apply for Financial Aid or scholarships
I ALREADY ATTENDED OCC. DO I NEED TO REAPPLY?
If your student record has been INACTIVE for three (3) years or more, you must complete
a new online application.
If your student record has been ACTIVE within the last three (3) years, you do not
need to reapply. Log-in to MyOCC from oaklandcc.edu.
In either case, you are required to see a counselor to discuss your program of study
and class selection.
WHAT’S A CREDIT?
A credit refers to the number of hours you will spend per week in class during a single
semester. A semester is usually a 15 week period.
WILL MY CREDITS FROM A PREVIOUS INSTITUTION TRANSFER TO OCC?
If your classes were taken at an accredited institution, there is a strong likelihood
that OCC will accept them. Age is not necessarily a factor.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CREDIT, NON-CREDIT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION OPTIONS?
Classes that are noncredit or Continuing Education (CE) cannot earn a degree, but
you may be able to earn CE units, a certification or other completion to meet professional
Classes that earn credit will enable you to complete a degree and possibly transfer
to a four (4) year institution.
HOW DO I UPLOAD TRANSCRIPTS, HIGH SCHOOL DUAL-ENROLLED AUTHORIZATIONS OR OTHER DOCUMENTS
TO COMPLETE MY APPLICATION?
It’s easiest to submit all documents in PDF format while you are completing your Online
Application. You’ll be prompted to do so.
If you need to upload documents at a later date, email them to CES@oaklandcc.edu.
You may also mail them to the following address:
Oakland Community College
2480 Opdyke Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-2266
DO I HAVE TO TAKE THE ENGLISH PLACEMENT TEST CALLED ACCUPLACER?
It depends on your student type. Students can be exempt for eight reasons, including
high SAT/ACT scores and prior college level credit. The list of exemptions can be
found at the bottom of ACCUPLACER English Placement Webpage.
If you are not exempt, use the same link above to find a testing location and time
that’s convenient for you.
I AM EXEMPT FROM TAKING OCC'S ENGLISH PLACEMENT TEST CALLED ACCUPLACER. WHAT DO I
Schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor and bring documentation of your exemption.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE THE MATH PLACEMENT TEST CALLED ALEKS?
Math placement is not required for admission. You should not take the math placement
test, unless you are planning to take a math class within the next 12 months. The
results expire after one year.
Students can be exempt from math placement testing, if (1) you have already taken
math at a different college or university within the last two years and (2) earned
a passing grade. Schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor and remember to
bring unofficial transcripts to support your exemption.
DO I HAVE TO SEE A COUNSELOR
All students new to OCC are required to schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor
prior to registration. You can learn more at Mandatory Counseling.
DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE ONLINE ORIENTATION?
All students new to OCC must complete online orientation, but are not required to
complete the Student Lingos.
WHY CAN I REGISTER FOR SOME CLASSES BUT NOT OTHERS?
Most classes require you complete a prerequisite, defined as a course that you need
to take before you register for a higher level class so you are prepared.
Other classes are part of a program, like Nursing. You must have successfully applied
to the program to take any classes with an NUR designation.
Please schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor. They can assist you with
course selection and answer your questions.
WHY CAN'T I REGISTER?
CAN I GET INTO A CLASS ONCE IT’S FULL? IS THERE A WAITING LIST?
No, you cannot register for a class that is full and there are no exceptions. A waitlist
is available, but is no longer an option once final registration begins.
WHERE CAN I BUY BOOKS?
Textbooks can be purchased online using the Bookstore webpage or at the bookstore
where the class is being taught. If your class is at Royal Oak, visit the Royal Oak
IS THERE HOUSING ON-CAMPUS?
No, OCC does not have housing on any of its campuses. However, most of the campuses
have adjacent apartments and other rental options on or near public transportation.