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Transferring Credit

One of the most critical pieces of being a transfer student is having your credits evaluated. In order to have your credits properly reviewed, you must submit* all official transcripts from all institutions attended to OU’s Office of the Registrar.

*If you are waiting for your grades to post for the current semester, please submit current official transcripts, then submit another final transcript once grades have posted for the semester.

Submitting your Transcripts & Progress to Degree

Once your transcripts have been submitted and received, it takes approximately 1-2 weeks for the Office of the Registrar to evaluate them.

You will receive a communication from OU’s Office of the Registrar letting you know your credits are available to view. You will then be able to view how your credits transfer in the Progress to Degree feature in MySAIL.

When you meet with your academic adviser, he/she will determine how your transfer credits will apply to your major.

Important notes:

  • The online degree evaluation feature makes it easier for undergraduate students to stay on track for graduation. You can run a degree evaluation by simply selecting the Progress to Degree button in the portal. As the evaluation display indicates, it is an unofficial evaluation only. To confirm the results of your evaluation, please meet with your academic adviser.
  • Oakland University recognizes both the Michigan Transfer Agreement and the MACRAO transfer agreement.

General OU Transfer Credit Policies

Students transferring from a two-year college may transfer in a maximum of one-half of the number of credits required for completion of their baccalaureate program (through their first semester at OU). Additional credit may be transferred from regionally accredited four-year institutions. At least 32 credits must be earned at Oakland University to graduate.

Transfer Credits and Tuition Assessment

Tuition is assessed based on a student’s class standing, residency and the number of credits enrolled. If transfer credits entered into your academic record change your class standing from sophomore to junior mid-semester, the tuition for the current semester will reassess from the lower level tuition rate to the upper level tuition rate. The reassessment will cause a new tuition bill to be generated which will be due on the next scheduled bill due date. If you are enrolled in a payment plan, the additional tuition will be divided equally among any remaining payment plan installments.

For information on tuition rates, bill due dates, payment plans, financial aid and more, visit the Student Financial Services website.