Transfer Resources

Transfer Resources

It can be stressful, confusing and frustrating when you don't know what is involved in the transfer process.  OCC is committed to helping you with the transfer process through the development and enhancement of transfer opportunities and resources that will provide you with a clear and smooth transfer pathway. 

Join other OCC students who have transferred to more than 400 institutions including 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 college. 

Get connected with the Counseling Office to increase your transfer success, the sooner the better. 

  • TRANSFER CREDIT AGREEMENTS (Articulation Agreements) | 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? 

    If you value your time and money, a transfer credit agreement (articulation agreement) provides you with a map to your educational future. It provides you with the quickest and most efficient route to reach the end of your educational destination. 
    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. 

  • TRANSFER CREDIT AGREEMENT FAQS | Provides answers to the questions most often asked by students regarding how it differs from a transfer guide and the benefits of using a transfer credit agreement. 
  • 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 explored. 
  • TRANSFER GUIDES | Intended to outline specific OCC courses and requirements that may be taken prior to transfer. 
  • MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) | Intended to satisfy General Education requirements at participating Michigan four-year institutions. 
  • MICHIGAN TRANSFER NETWORK (MTN) | Intended for students to identify how individual OCC courses will transfer to other Michigan colleges and universities.
  • MiTRANSFER PATHWAYS – Intended for students who will be pursing a specific bachelor's degree major and perhaps are uncertain of which Michigan college/university they desire to attend
  • REVERSE TRANSFER AGREEMENT – Intended for students who will be pursing a bachelor's degree that requires an early transfer prior to the completion of an associate degree.
    • 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 Nicci VandeVeegaete.   Ferris State University (FSU).
    • Walsh Now | A concurrent enrollment opportunity between Walsh College and OCC.
    • Future for Frontliners | EMU, OU, WSU.
  • TRANSFER STUDENTS FAQS | Provides answers to the questions most often asked by students who are planning on transferring.  
  • KNOW BEFORE YOU GO | Questions to ask transfer admissions representatives when exploring transfer colleges/universities. 
  • COLLEGE TRANSFER EVENTS | Provides current listing of on-campus and virtual; transfer fairs, advising sessions and more hosted by four-year college & universities.  
  • OCC TRANSCRIPT REQUEST | A transcript or academic history lists all of the credit or non-credit classes that you take at Oakland Community College along with the number of credit hours and any grades received. Transcripts are either official or unofficial, also called an academic history. 
  • TRANSFER STATISTICS | Transfer Education Monitoring Report - 2019


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