Transfer Credit Agreements
If you value your time and money, a transfer credit agreement (articulation agreement)
provides you with a map to your educational future. Think of a transfer credit agreement
(articulation agreement) as a navigation app. It provides you with the quickest and
most efficient route to reach the end of your educational destination. Imagine, no
detours, obstacles or delays, just a smooth road (taking courses and requirements
that satisfy specific program, major, degree requirements) from beginning to end.
Each transfer credit agreement (articulation agreement) includes the completion of
an associate degree. However, the amount of OCC credit hours accepted and applied
varies by the transfer credit agreement (articulation agreement) and ranges between 70-94
credit hours. Imagine after transferring potentially having as few as 30 credit hours
remaining to compete your bachelor’s degree.
Do you know that students who utilize a transfer credit agreement (articulation agreement)
are more likely to achieve their educational goal while saving time and money when compared to those who do not? How else does transfer credit agreement (articulation
agreement) benefit students? Visit Transfer Credit Agreement FAQs to learn more.
Current transfer credit agreement guides (articulation agreements) are listed by partnering institution and by OCC program. If
a transfer credit agreement (articulation agreement) is not available for your OCC
program of study, the intended transfer institution and/or the intended transfer program,
please speak with an OCC counselor to maximize your transfer potential. Additional
transfer credit agreement (articulation agreement) opportunities are continuously being
Additional Transfer Partnership Programs and Opportunities
Michigan-Connect (M-Connect) - A program specifically designed for participating community colleges, including
OCC. By attending OCC for two years and meeting specific requirements, students will
be considered for admission to one of thirteen undergraduate schools and colleges
at the University of Michigan. For more information on this opportunity please contact your nearest Counseling Office.
Ferris State University (FSU) - Complete a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Criminal Justice or a Bachelor
of Applied Science degree with a major in Industrial Technology and Management from
the convenience of OCC's Auburn Hills campus. For details on the FSU Criminal Justice
program please contact Gerry Scherlinck. For details on the FSU Industrial Technology and Management program please contact
Walsh Now - A concurrent enrollment opportunity between Walsh College and OCC.
Walsh College - Offers Undergraduate Professional Core courses for Walsh College's Bachelor of
Business Administration at the Orchard Ridge campus.
Additional Transfer Resources
Reverse Transfer Agreement – Provides students who transfer from OCC prior to completing an Associate degree
with an opportunity to earn an Associate degree based upon coursework taken at the
participating four year transfer institution and transfer back to OCC. Additional
Reverse Transfer Agreement opportunities are continuously being explored.
Higher Learning Commission - Provides a list of Michigan regionally accredited institutions.
Students Have Transferred Credits to More Than 400 Institutions
OCC students transfer to the most selective national universities such as Harvard,
MIT, and Columbia; flagship statue universities such as U of M, MSU, Ohio State, and
Arizona State; local favorites like Oakland and Wayne; and every imaginable type of