Professional and Continuing Education

Pawley Hall, Room 440G
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3177

Closings - OU Police Department

*Course Cancellation- Oakland University reserves the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment.*

Campus Recreation for PACE Participants

PACE participants are eligible to purchase current membership options through the Recreation Center at a continuing student rate discount. Rates: $30/month or $100 for 4 months of Rec Center access. Memberships can be purchased at the Rec Center front desk. 

Student Resources

Use this form if you forgot your Grizzly ID or if you 1) ever applied to Oakland University OR 2) attended courses at Oakland University (Graduate, Undergraduate, Continuing Education) OR have been employed by Oakland University.
Submit this form to request an exception to Oakland University's Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) Policy regarding registration deadlines or procedures and/or tuition cancellation.
Currently you must submit the PDF request form to the Registrar's Office by fax or email as indicated on the form.
Use this form when adding or dropping a course.
Use this form if unable to complete some portion of the work required because of illness or other circumstances beyond the student's control.

Definition of Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

The CEU is a nationally recognized means of recording noncredit study. CEUs are accepted by many employers and agencies as evidence of serious commitment to career advancement and the maintenance of professional competence. One CEU is awarded for 10 hours of class time. Full attendance is a minimal requirement for a CEU to be issued.

Eligibility Disclaimer Statement

Students who register for continuing education (CE) courses and/or programs are not considered part of an undergraduate or graduate degree program at
Oakland University. Registration for a CE course does not constitute a formal application for, or matriculation into, an undergraduate or graduate degree program and therefore does not qualify for participation in programs and/or services reserved for matriculated students in degree-granting programs, including but not limited to, Oakland University supported financial aid or on-campus housing.

Oakland University does not allow students earning CEUs to later convert them to academic credit. Students registering in noncredit sections should evaluate whether they wish to earn CEUs or academic credit prior to registration. A retroactive change from CEUs to academic credit, or vice-versa, is prohibited.

Step 1
Student meets with a representative of the OU Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) and provides the following:
  • documentation of a disability 
  • request for accommodations
A definitive diagnosis of a disability must be identified in the documentation. Details regarding the required documentation for each disability can be found at the DSS website:

Note: If a student does not have documentation and requires testing, the testing process could take a minimum of six to eight weeks to complete.

Step 2
Students who do not meet with DSS before classes begin should meet with DSS, with their documentation, as soon as possible, ideally a minimum of six weeks before services are required. It is the student's responsibility to register with DSS and request accommodations!

Step 3
DSS staff will review the student's supporting documentation to determine sufficiency and eligibility for accommodations. If additional testing is required, temporary accommodations may be granted while documentation is completed.

Step 4
The DSS Office will retain a copy of all records and meeting notes.

Step 5

DSS staff will complete and sign the Faculty Notification Letter. The student will be asked to sign the letter indicating agreement with suggested accommodations and understanding of his or her responsibility. It is the student’s responsibility to a provide copy of the notification letter to the PACE Director who in turn will share with the Program Director.
  • Prior to the start of each new PACE term, students must obtain a new, updated Faculty Notification Letter from DSS and give a copy of this letter to the PACE Director who will in turn provide to the Program Director. 
  • The Faculty Notification Letter will not be part of the academic record of the student and will be shared only on a need-to-know basis.
Step 6
The PACE Director will review the letter to determine appropriateness of all requests based on and discuss concerns with the student, Program Director and DSS as appropriate.

Step 7
The PACE Director, in collaboration with the Program Directors and PACE faculty, will coordinate the provision of accommodations.
& Refunds

Payment Process:

The Oakland University Board of Trustees reserves the right to change any and all tuition rates when circumstances make such a change necessary.

Once you have registered for your class, you will proceed to the payment options section. Non-credit courses, certification or certificates of achievement programs at Oakland University are not eligible for financial aid. Payment is due upon registration. All payments must be in U.S. currency. Accepted forms of payment are credit card, online checking or savings, authorized voucher or purchase order (PO). Payments returned by the bank are considered nonpayment and may result in cancellation of registration. A $25.00 charge will be assessed for returned items. 

Payment is expected in full at checkout, through one of the following methods:

  1. Online Payment: Oakland University accepts major credit cards and online checking or savings through the PACE Registration site.
  2. Approved Vouchers & Purchase Orders: If your company is paying on your behalf, please contact PACE before finalizing your registration to obtain a Purchase Order Code. This code will allow you to complete your registration through the Purchase Order option at final checkout.

Payment Policy:

Payment is due upon registration. Payment in full of the total balance due will avoid assessment of a 1.5% monthly late payment penalty.

Student accounts must be paid in full to be eligible to register during the next registration period. Online transcripts, diplomas or other statements of record will be withheld and students will be ineligible to enroll and/or continue to be enrolled in future semesters until their obligations have been fulfilled.

If an account is not paid in full it will be referred to an outside collection agency that will report it to the Credit Bureau.

Withdrawal and Refund Process:

Student participants may self-withdraw and receive a refund from courses through the online Banner Flexible Registration process.

Refund Policy:

To be eligible for a 100% refund for courses that meet either in person, online or distance learning for
more than one week students may self-drop online as follows:


  • Any time before the course start date
  • Up to 5 days after the course start date
  • No refunds for tuition, books, or materials will occur after that time
To be eligible for a 100% refund for courses that meet either in person, online or distance learning for one week or less students may self-drop online as follows:


  • Any time before the course start date
  • No refunds for tuition, books, or materials will occur after that time
Please note that some courses may have alternative refund terms that can be found in the course section detail on the registration page

How to Drop a Course:
  1. Click on any of the Courses & Registration buttons located throughout the PACE website or click here.
  2. This will take you to the Registration page. Sign into your account using your username and password.
  3. Click on the Manage Registration tab located on the top of the page.
  4. This will display all the courses for which you are currently registered. On the right hand side of each course, you will see an Action button. Click the Action button for the course(s) you wish to withdraw from and select Drop.
  5. When you are finished click the Save button at the bottom right of the Manage Registration screen.
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Follow the steps below to take full advantage of the programs and services offered at Oakland University.

  1. Register with Michigan Works: Go online to Michigan Works to begin the registration process.
  2. Explore Opportunities: Review the academic, student service and financial aid resources listed on this site.
  3. Get Help: Take advantage of free or low-cost personal and career counseling offered right here on campus.
  4. Meet with an Adviser: Contact an academic adviser from the program you wish to pursue (undergraduate or graduate). An adviser can help you complete documents regarding your program plan and financial costs. 
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