O'Dowd Hall, Room 100
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-3450
Registrar Services fax: (248) 370-3890
Academic Records: fax: (248) 370-2586
Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Come back to OU

Our goal is to see every Oakland University student earn a degree. One of the most rewarding experiences for students, faculty and staff alike is crossing the stage during commencement. Let us help you return, so you may walk away with a degree in hand. You worked so hard to get this far. It’s time to make your comeback.
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Some students are short a class or two, have an outstanding bill, or experience unforeseeable circumstances during their degree plan. We understand that life happens. The obstacle standing in your way can most likely be resolved.

Dedicated staff members are ready to help you resolve any issues and make a smooth return to OU. Please contact the Office of Student Success and Experiential Learning Center to determine next steps and ensure you are back on the path to graduation. Or, you can work directly with a designated academic adviser for your area of study. 
Academic Advising
An academic adviser is ready to review your course history and help you move closer to a degree. 
Bachelor of Integrative Studies
Jennifer Root
160 North Foundation Hall
(248) 370-3229

College of Arts and Sciences
Matt Prentice
221 Varner Hall
mwprenti @oakland.edu
(248) 370-4567

School of Business Administration
Bani Bordoloi 
232 Elliott Hall
(248) 370-3285

School of Education and Human Services
Jennifer Bellini
363 Pawley Hall
(248) 370-4182
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Carmen Entienne
255 Engineering Building
(248) 370-2201

School of Health Sciences
Taurienne Lauderdale
1014 Human Health Building
(248) 370-2369

School of Nursing
Patrina Carper
3027 Human Health Building
(248) 370-4253
This scholarship opportunity is for students who: 
  • Are in good academic standing;
  • Are seeking funding for their last one (1) to two (2) courses prior to graduation;
  • Are not eligible for Financial Aid. Note, all applications are reviewed by Financial Aid;
  • Understand this award would be credited toward tuition only;
  • Understand funding would not be applied toward any current or past financial balances.
Next Steps:
  • Complete all of the questions in order to be considered for the Graduation Scholarship.
  • Submit a one-page statement of financial need specifying how this scholarship will benefit your future academic or career plans.
  • If you are on a payment plan or are making payments of any kind, continue to make your scheduled payments until notified otherwise. This award does not cover any late fees assessed during the application review period.
Award Notification:
  • Notifications will be sent via email approximately two weeks after the due date for that semester.

A completed application and one-page statement of financial need are required in order to be a candidate for the Comeback Scholarship by the deadlines listed below.
April 1 before 11:59 p.m. for summer semester funding consideration
August 1 at 11:59 p.m. for fall semester funding consideration
December 1 at 11:59 p.m. for winter semester funding consideration