Welcome to Oakland University!

College is a fun and exciting time to begin a new journey. As a new student, there is much to learn and do in preparation to begin at OU. Make your list and check it twice. Follow these steps to complete the process in becoming a Golden Grizzly.

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Complete Your FAFSA

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning October 1 to apply for financial assistance. Add Oakland University’s school code: 002307.

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Sign-Up For New Student Orientation

Secure a date to attend New Student Orientation where you will have the chance to register for your first year courses and get to know more about life on campus. Sign-up begins October 1st.

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Accept Scholarships (If Applicable)

Be sure to complete the process to accept your scholarship you received when you were admitted.

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Consider Additional Scholarships

Research other scholarship opportunities that can aid in paying for college.

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Check Financial Aid Status

OU begins sending award notifications in December. Many students are required to provide OU with additional information. It is important to check MySAIL and respond promptly.

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Attend An Admitted Student Event

Check out these special events created just for you and your family to get you up to speed on all that OU has to offer.

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Sign-up To Live On Campus (If Applicable)

Complete a housing contract as soon as possible to live on-campus in the fall. Applications available beginning October 1st for fall and winter.

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Send AP, IB And CLEP Scores (If Applicable)

OU grants credit and/or exemption for selected scores. All scores should be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar, O'Dowd Hall, Rm 100, 586 Pioneer Dr, Rochester, MI 48309-4401.

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Submit Final High School Transcripts

Mark your calendar to place a request for your final high school transcript to be sent to OU.

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Submit Official College Transcripts (If Applicable)

If you are a dual-enrolled student or participated in an early/middle college program work with the college you took courses at to submit your official transcripts to the Office of the Registrar, O'Dowd Hall, Rm 100, 586 Pioneer Dr, Rochester, MI 48309-4401.

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