Undergraduate Admissions

North Foundation Hall, Room 101
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3360
Text: (248) 861-2888
visit@oakland.edu

Office Hours
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Appointments
M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Make an appointment

Admitted Students

You’ve applied and been admitted (congrats!) Now it’s time to secure your spot at OU. Choose your applicant type below and learn about activating your accounts, attending orientation, financing your education, and more.

Freshmen

You’re so close to being a Golden Grizzly! Here’s your freshmen checklist.

STEP 1. ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT
Create Your GrizzlyID PIN then choose your NETID and passwordYou’ll need your Grizzly ID number from your acceptance email or letter.
Need help? Watch this video.

STEP 2. REGISTER FOR ORIENTATION 
Register for your required two-part orientation that empowers you to take charge of your education and paves the way for a smooth transition to university life.

STEP 3. ACCEPT SCHOLARSHIPS (if applicable)
Accept your award or merit scholarships, click here to accept them.

STEP 4. APPLY FOR HOUSING (if applicable)
Complete a housing application to live on campus. You’ll have opportunities to develop new leadership experiences, showcase your ideas, and achieve concrete outcomes that bolster your resume.

STEP 5. 
CONFIRM YOUR ENROLLMENT
When you confirm your enrollment, OU is able to accurately schedule and offer classes for all students.

Regarding Final Transcripts and Grades
We understand the extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19 and its impact on our applicants and their schools. Though students intending to enroll this fall will need to have satisfied their high school's graduation requirements, we will be understanding of the variety of ways in which schools decide to end the current academic year, and will not disadvantage students based on these circumstances.

Helpful links
Financial Services Appointments & Events
New Grizzly Checklist
Freshmen Enrollment Guide
How to Activate Your Account
Defer your admission
Cancel your admission

Transfer

You’re so close to transferring to Oakland University! Here’s your checklist.

STEP 1. ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT
Create Your GrizzlyID PIN then choose your NETID and password. You’ll need your Grizzly ID number from your acceptance email or letter.
Need help? Watch this video.

STEP 2. REGISTER FOR ORIENTATION 
Register for your required orientation that empowers you to take charge of your education and paves the way for a smooth transition to Oakland University.

STEP 3. ACCEPT SCHOLARSHIPS (if applicable)
Accept your award or merit scholarships, click here to accept them.

STEP 4. APPLY FOR HOUSING (if applicable)
Complete a housing application to live on campus. You’ll have opportunities to develop new leadership experiences, showcase your ideas, and achieve concrete outcomes that bolster your resume.

STEP 5. CONFIRM YOUR ENROLLMENT
When you confirm your enrollment, OU is able to accurately schedule and offer classes for all students.


Helpful links
Financial Services Appointments & Events
Transfer Enrollment Guide
Transfer Grizzly Checklist
How to Activate Your Account
Defer your admission
Cancel your admission

International

You're so close to becoming a Golden Grizzly! Take your next steps.

STEP 1. ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT
Create Your GrizzlyID PIN then choose your NETID and password. You’ll need your Grizzly ID number from your acceptance email or letter.

STEP 2. REVIEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENT NEXT STEPS
In order to ensure a smooth transition into your new program, please follow these steps.

STEP 3. REGISTER FOR ORIENTATION 
Register for your required orientation through the International Students & Scholars Office.

STEP 4. APPLY FOR HOUSING (if applicable)
Complete a housing application to live on campus. We recommend living on campus at the International Village (IV) Special Interest Floor. For more information about the International Village, watch this video.

STEP 5. CONFIRM YOUR ENROLLMENT
When you confirm your enrollment, OU is able to accurately schedule and offer classes for all students. 


Make sure to review your travel plans:

  • To travel outside the U.S. before starting your program at Oakland University, you should enter the U.S. on your new I-20 or DS-2019.
  • You do not need to apply for a new visa as long as your current visa is still valid. However, the SEVIS ID Number on the visa must match the SEVIS ID Number on your new I-20 or DS-2019.

Helpful links
International Students and Scholars Office
International Student Welcome Guide
International Student Enrollment Guide
International Student FAQs
How to Activate Your Account
Defer your admission
Cancel your admission

Guest

STEP 1. ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT
Create Your GrizzlyID PIN then choose your NETID and password. You’ll need your Grizzly ID number from your acceptance email or letter.

STEP 2: REGISTER FOR CLASSES
Log in to mysail.oakland.edu to register for your classes online. 
If you receive an error message while registering for a course, please contact Registrar Services at (248) 370-3450 (please identify yourself as a guest student).

STEP 3. CONFIRM YOUR ENROLLMENT
When you confirm your enrollment, OU is able to accurately schedule and offer classes for all students.

Helpful links
Guest Student Enrollment Guide
Schedule of classes
Summer at OU
How to Activate Your Account
Defer your admission
Cancel your admission

Dual Enroll

STEP 1. ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT
Create Your GrizzlyID PIN then choose your NETID and password. You’ll need your Grizzly ID number from your acceptance email or letter.

STEP 2: REGISTER FOR CLASSES
Log in to mysail.oakland.edu to register for your classes online. 
If you receive an error message while registering for a course, please contact Registrar Services at (248) 370-3450 (please identify yourself as a dual enroll student).

STEP 3. CONFIRM YOUR ENROLLMENT
When you confirm your enrollment, OU is able to accurately schedule and offer classes for all students.

Helpful links
Schedule of classes
Summer at OU
How to Activate Your Account
Defer your admission
Cancel your admission

Post-Undergraduate

Follow these step-by-step enrollment guides to stay on track during the enrollment process.

Also, don't forget to confirm your enrollment. When you confirm your enrollment, OU is able to accurately schedule and offer classes for all students.

Helpful links
Schedule of classes
Summer at OU
How to Activate Your Account
Defer your admission
Cancel your admission

Non-Matriculating Students

STEP 1. ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT
Create Your GrizzlyID PIN then choose your NETID and password. You’ll need your Grizzly ID number from your acceptance email or letter.

STEP 2: REGISTER FOR CLASSES
Log in to mysail.oakland.edu to register for your classes online. 
If you receive an error message while registering for a course, please contact Registrar Services at (248) 370-3450.

STEP 3. CONFIRM YOUR ENROLLMENT
When you confirm your enrollment, OU is able to accurately schedule and offer classes for all students.

Helpful Links
Non-Matriculating Student Enrollment Guide
Schedule of classes
Summer at OU
How to Activate Your Account
Defer your admission
Cancel your admission

Veterans

Follow the checklist for U.S. military veterans to stay on track during the enrollment process.

Once you’re admitted to Oakland University, you’ll be invited to attend orientation.

  • If you have taken military courses but no college or university courses, you are considered a first-year student so you’ll register for New Student Orientation.

  • If you have taken college or university courses in the past, you are considered a transfer student and you’ll register for Transfer Student Orientation.

Visit the Veterans Certification Office
Oakland's veteran certification is administered within the Office of the Registrar at O'Dowd Hall, room 101A. In this office, you will:

  1. Submit your DD-214, Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) or Letter of Eligibility.
  2. Receive four free elective credits.
  3. Sign up for priority registration (to register for classes before open registration).
  4. Certify to utilize VA education benefits.
    • Submit plan of study.
    • Transfer GI Bill benefits to Oakland University from previous institutions (if applicable).
  5. Have a point of contact for vocational rehabilitation (Chapter 31), if approved.

Helpful links
Veterans Support Services

Readmissions

You’re so close to returning as a Golden Grizzly! Here’s your readmission checklist.

STEP 1. SET UP APPOINTMENT WITH THE OFFICE OF STUDENT SUCCESS
If you are a readmitted student who is returning to OU after leaving in good academic standing, you may skip this step and proceed to Step 2. 

Email studentsuccess@oakland.edu and a member of the Office of Student Success will gladly set up an appointment to meet with you.

STEP 2.  REACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT
Create Your GrizzlyID PIN then choose your NETID and passwordYou’ll need your Grizzly ID number from your acceptance email or letter.

Step 3: MEET WITH AN ACADEMIC ADVISER
Visit oakland.edu/advising to find an academic adviser in your desired major.

STEP 4: REGISTER FOR CLASSES
Log in to mysail.oakland.edu to register for your classes online.

If you receive an error message while registering for a course, please contact Registrar Services at (248) 370-3450.

Helpful links