Office of Student Success

North Foundation Hall Rm 157
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester , MI 48309-4454
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(248) 370-4480
Fax: (248) 370-4485

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Transfer Year Experience

Welcome to your Transfer Year Experience (TYE)!

The TYE program at Oakland University provides opportunities for transfer students to get connected to valuable resources for both academic success and campus involvement as they progress in their majors. 

TYE highlights the importance of meeting with professional academic advisers and promotes our four engagement areas each month to transfer year students through a variety of communications.

Fall Academic Advising

Schedule an academic advising appointment. Go to the academic adviser website to find your academic adviser.

At your academic advising appointment, you and your Academic Adviser will discuss several topics:

  • Transfer credit: optimizing your transfer credits
  • Major: affirming you’re in the right major for you
  • Engagement: sharing all of the opportunities related to your major

Students who meet with their Academic Adviser in the fall receive a TYE t-shirt (while supplies last, so don’t put off seeing your Academic Adviser)!

Engagement Areas
As part of the Transfer Year Experience, we want you to have a smooth transition to OU and have four engagement areas that will enrich your college experience! Your Academic Adviser will talk with you about these areas of engagement:
Research Engagement
Ask your Academic Adviser how to connect with faculty about research and learn how to receive funding for research. Receive guidance on  writing your best paper and academic  research in the library.
Career Engagement
Go to Career Services today! Also, check out Focus2 OU to discover more insights on career paths for various majors.  
Campus/Community Engagement
Get involved and find out what's happening through Grizz Orgs and the  Office of Student Involvement.
Wellness Engagement
Your wellness is critical to your success in college. Find out what University Recreation and Well Being offers.  Other important resources include the OU Counseling Center and Graham Health Center providing various health services.
Winter Academic Advising

Full year registration happens in late March and your day to register is based on the number of credits completed and transferred.

Discuss your registration plan with your Academic Adviser during a Winter advising appointment before your scheduled registration time.

Be sure to mark your calendar for the first day registration opens for you (go to Important Dates and click on the Winter tab). Upper level classes tend to be smaller and fill up quicker, so register as soon as possible to get the schedule you want.

Looking Ahead

Your final stop in the Transfer Year Experience is your exit from the program into your next year at OU. 

Meet with your Academic Adviser and discuss the final requirements of your degree.

Go to Career Services  and meet with a staff member to learn about opportunities for your major.