Online Admissions Application

On-Line Admissions Application

Footprints Public Solution # 54784 Updated March 2016

To submit an online admissions application, start by going to and clicking on MySAIL in the upper right hand corner. Select "Alumni and students who have not registered in the last year click here" on the menu right of the login menu.

  • If you are a new user, select Apply for Admissions. New Applicants will need to create a new Login ID and PIN. Your Login ID can be any ID (for example, jen123). Login IDs may be up to nine characters long and are case sensitive. You will need to remember this Login ID and PIN to login to this system later to check your application status. Your PIN must be six numbers. If you have already created an admissions login, use the login provided on that page.
  • Oakland University Alumni will need to login to the SAIL system using their GrizzlyID and PIN. If you do not know your GrizzlyID, visit submit the GrizzlyID Release Form.

  • If you have forgotten your login or PIN, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 248-370-3360 or the Graduate Admissions Office at 248-370-2700.

Current Oakland University students can log in by going to and clicking on MySAIL in the upper right hand corner and entering your NetID and password, click on SAIL, and select Student Services and Financial Aid, then choose Admissions.

Once your application materials are received, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will make a decision within 12 weeks. If applying less than four weeks before your intended term of entry, we will prioritize your application and make a decision as soon as possible.

The decision will be to admit, delay or deny. Admissions decisions are sent by email or U.S. mail. If you receive a delay decision, you should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (800) OAK-UNIV or (248) 370-3360.

For undergraduate admissions status, return to the online application system (/applynow/) and select “Apply for Admission.” Enter the login and PIN you created when you first applied. You may also request a status check by calling the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

If you need to obtain your Grizzly ID, see the following document /helpdesk/document/How_to_obtain_your_GrizzlyID

For undergraduate applications, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (248) 370-3360 or <>

For graduate admissions status approximately one week after you submit your application you will have access to the “Status Check” feature in your application account.

Go to the Admissions login page in SAIL (/applynow/) Sign in using your Login ID and PIN you created when you started the online application process Click on “Status Check” link Web Application Status Descriptions

Incomplete — Missing Requirements: Your file is not yet complete. Scroll down to the "Requirements" section to see which application materials are missing. Requirements received will have a date displayed; outstanding materials will not include a date.

Complete — Ready for Review: Your file is now complete and ready to be reviewed for admission. For academic programs that admit on a rolling basis, the review process typically takes 2-3 weeks from the date the file became "complete." For programs that review applications as a group, the review process begins after the deadline date and can take 4-8 weeks before decisions are announced. Learn more about the Admission review process.

Decision Made: This status indicates that a decision has been made. Due to the high volume of mail received in Graduate Admissions, it may take up to 21 working days for your application documents to be entered into the system. Please allow the appropriate amount of time to pass before expecting to see these documents on the status check website.

For graduate applications, please contact the Graduate Admissions at (248) 370-2700 or <>