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Undocumented Students


Oakland University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all community members; as well as those visiting our campus. Diversity, equity and inclusion objectives are grounded in the realization that one cannot build a foundation of collaboration while focusing on differences between contributors. Instead, the foundation must be built on the shared aspirations, commitments and surmountable challenges of all. At OU, learning and diversity are inevitably linked by the common pursuit of knowledge and understanding.

Oakland University encourages the application and enrollment of undocumented students.

Students may apply online (paper applications are also available upon request). If you do not have a social security number, you may leave the field blank. For an overview of the university’s application and admission requirements, entering freshmen may visit oakland.edu/freshmen, and transfer students may visit oakland.edu/transfer.

The application for admission is free. The SAT or ACT are not currently required for admission or merit scholarship consideration. OU requires a 2.5 or higher high school GPA for admission as a freshman student, and a 2.5 or higher college GPA for admission as a transfer student.

Some individuals may be eligible for in-state tuition rates if they graduated from an accredited Michigan high school (after attending for a minimum of three years) and are not legal residents of the United States. This eligibility extends for 40 months following high school graduation. For questions regarding our residency policy or tuition rates for undocumented students, please contact Undergraduate Admissions at (248) 370-3360 or [email protected].

Financial aid, including federal, state, and many institutional aid sources, requires recipients to be U.S. citizens and permanent residents; therefore, funding opportunities rely on merit-based awards at Oakland University. Students are encouraged to use every opportunity before and during college to find internal and external scholarships to offset the cost of attendance.

Scholarships are available for students beginning at a 3.0 overall GPA; please visit our Scholarships, Tuition and Financial Aid page for more specific information.

Entering freshman students from Pontiac may also use any applicable Pontiac Promise Zone award money to assist with unmet financial need. Students are welcome to connect with our Senior Recruitment Adviser for Pontiac, Ruthie Paula, with any questions. She can be reached at [email protected] or (248) 370-4644. 

For any questions about applying to Oakland University as an undocumented student, please contact:

Mikayla Gipson Erika LeDonne
Senior Recruitment Adviser Admissions Adviser
[email protected] [email protected]
(248) 370-2861 (248) 370-3280

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Undergraduate Admissions

Wilson Hall, Room 2000
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
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(248) 370-3360
Text: (248) 712-3361

Office Hours
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M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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