Registrar Services Location

North Foundation Hall, Room 160
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
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(248) 370-3450
Text: (248) 368-7944
regservices@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Feel free to visit us in-person, phone, text, email, instant message or web conference us during our office hours.

Office of the Registrar

O'Dowd Hall, Room 100
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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Fax: (248) 370-2586

Students seated at individual desks in two rows.

AP, CLEP, DSST and IB Policies

The Office of the Registrar evaluates and awards credit or exemption for certain scores on Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB),  DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) and the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). You should apply for admission and be sure to have your scores sent directly to the Office of the Registrar (O'Dowd Hall, Room 100, 586 Pioneer Drive, Rochester, MI 48309-4482) for evaluation. Please note, some secondary schools limit access to Google documents outside their organization. You may experience an error if trying to open these documents from a school account. Try logging out of your school account and accessing from a personal account.
AP

Oakland University rewards students who went above and beyond in high school by granting credit and/or exemptions from certain courses for scores of 3, 4 or 5 on advanced placement examinations. Request your scores using OU's school code: 1497.

Please review the recommended program guides for a list of AP Exams that may apply to a specific degree program or to a specific general education category.

Advanced Placement Exam Guide

CLEP

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) credits may be used to satisfy Oakland University requirements for majors within that specific department. OU awards college credit for subject examinations passed with a score of 50 or above. When you take a CLEP exam, you can select the institution that should receive your scores. Select Oakland University (college code: 1497) to have your scores sent here. If you don't indicate where you would like your score sent on the day of the test, you can request a transcript (for a fee).

Credit is awarded for subject examinations only if the following conditions have been met:

  • You must not previously have taken more advanced work in the field of the examination.
  • No credit will be granted for examinations which cover material comparable to OU courses which do not carry credit toward graduation.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Equivalencies and Credits

DSST

Oakland University rewards students who take DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) and earn a passing score of 400 or higher. Request your scores using OU's school code 7544. Contact us at  transferhelp@oakland.edu with any questions about DSST.

Credit is awarded for subject examinations only if the following conditions have been met:

  • You must not previously have taken more advanced work in the field of the examination.
  • No credit will be granted for examinations which cover material comparable to OU courses which do not carry credit toward graduation.

DSST score equivalents

IB Certificate

Oakland University values the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and its engaging and challenging curriculum that encourages critical thinking, intercultural understanding and respect. If you hold an IB certificate, credit will be awarded based on the score received in each higher level IB exam that may count toward a specific course required for graduation, general education requirements, or total credits required for graduation.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Certificate Credits

IB Diploma

Oakland University values the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and its engaging and challenging curriculum that encourages critical thinking, intercultural understanding and respect.

If you have earned the IB diploma, Oakland University will award general education credits according to the following rules:

  1. To gain credit for a general education category, you must achieve:
    • A grade of 5 or higher for Standard Level (SL) classes
    • A grade of 4 or higher for Higher Level (HL) classes
  2. You will be awarded 4 general education credits for each accepted subject area.
  3. You will be awarded credit for WRT 1060 for a grade of B or better on the extended essay.

If applicable, you will receive credit on a course-by-course basis according to department evaluations of IB subject areas. Otherwise, your scores will be evaluated according to the document below.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme Credits