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Transfers
TRANSFERRING
CREDIT
EQUIVALENCY
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PROGRAM
GUIDES

Transfer students will receive a preliminary evaluation of coursework completed at other institutions by mail within a few weeks of admission. This evaluation shows the total number of credits awarded for each institution as well as how those credits apply to degree requirements. Transfer credit will be posted to your academic record after admission to Oakland University and upon receipt of an official transcript sent directly from the previous institution(s). 

A final evaluation showing how transfer credits apply to major program requirements is completed by the academic unit of your declared major. Meet with your academic adviser to obtain a copy of this final evaluation. 

For detailed information on transfer policies and procedures, see the undergraduate and graduate catalog. Students also are advised to read appropriate sections of the catalog to learn the policies of schools in which they may be degree candidates. Individual academic units may impose particular limitations on transfer credits. 

If you need an individual course evaluated, submit a transfer course review form. Here are directions on how to complete the form.

Special note: Macomb Community College, Mott Community College, Oakland Community College and St. Clair County Community College now offer reverse transfer, a process where credits earned at the 4-year college or university after transferring from the community college are transferred back to the community college to determine if you are eligible for an associate degree.

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.

Students from community colleges

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

Upon a student’s initial entry to the university (or upon readmission after a lapse of six years or more), courses taken at a two-year institution may be accepted to satisfy requirements even though the rule limiting community college credit may prevent the acceptance of any credits from such courses. A continuing student at OU who has reached this credit limit may not receive additional credit from a two-year institution. 

View current transfer equivalency information for most Michigan community colleges in the equivalency by course tab. Look up current transfer equivalencies for a specific major or program in the program guides tab. 
Students from four-year institutions

Oakland University accepts students from four-year institutions and does not limit the amount of credit transferred from those institutions. However, certain remedial and physical education courses will not be accepted, nor will religion courses offered by religiously affiliated post-secondary schools.

Returning OU students

Returning students who have completed coursework elsewhere should have an official transcript mailed by the guest institution directly to Oakland University's Office of Academic Records. Contact your academic adviser at OU to receive a copy of the final evaluation.

View current transfer equivalency information for most Michigan community colleges in the equivalency by course tab. Look up current transfer equivalencies for a specific major or program in the program guides tab. 

Students transferring credit from international institutions

Students whose prior academic experience includes coursework completed outside the United States or Canada also must provide an evaluation from a credentials evaluation service. For additional information or a list of such services, please contact undergraduate or graduate admissions.

Transferring credit to other institutions

Oakland University students wishing to transfer credits to another institution should request an official transcript.



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Disclaimer
The OU course equivalencies available here are intended for reference purposes. Oakland University course equivalencies are subject to change. The inclusion or exclusion of courses does not guarantee applicability of transfer courses to a degree program.



 

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Look up current transfer equivalencies for an Oakland University major or program. Select the college and then the program to download a program guide. Based on current transfer equivalencies and current program requirements, the guide provides suggested courses to take at the community college if you plan to transfer into this program at Oakland. Consult with counselors at the community college or academic advisers at OU when planning a transfer program. 

  Alpena Community College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  Bay College  Delta College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  Glen Oaks Community College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  Gogebic Community College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  Grand Rapids Community College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  Henry Ford Community College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  Jackson Community College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  Kellogg Community College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  Kirtland Community College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  University General Education Requirements
  Lake Michigan College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  Lansing Community College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  Macomb Community College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  Mid Michigan Community College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  Monroe County Community College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  Montcalm Community College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  Mott Community College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  Muskegon Community College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  North Central Michigan College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  Northwestern Michigan College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  Oakland Community College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  Schoolcraft College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  Southwestern Michigan College  St. Clair County Community College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  Washtenaw Community College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  Wayne County Community College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements
  West Shore Community College
  College of Arts and Sciences  School of Business Administration  School of Education and Human Services  School of Engineering and Computer Science  School of Health Sciences  School of Nursing  University General Education Requirements


Information provided on this site is for incoming transfer students. While every attempt is made to present the most accurate course information, please note that course equivalencies can change at any time.

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