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Future Students

The time to pursue your college education is now. It's an investment — and experience — that lasts a lifetime. One that undoubtedly opens the doors to opportunity, guaranteeing your future success.  

At Oakland University, we challenge you to push forward with your dreams and work toward the goal of earning your college degree. And we'll match your determination by blazing the path of innovation with experiences that empower and exhilarate your learning. 

We are ready for you. We continue to offer accredited, valuable degree programs with no-fee tuition pricing. And faculty continue to offer the same personalized instruction and tremendous support students have come to expect from OU. Other areas of university life have been adjusted to help you through this challenging time, including no required tests for incoming freshmen. 

Review the opportunities and important reminders below, including a special program for those who stopped attending OU due to hardships. Then take the next step toward future success and apply for admission.

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Freshmen

Opportunities

Events

Reminders

  • Application deadlines — you may still apply to OU at any time prior to the start each term.
  • Final transcripts and grades — while you still need to satisfy your high school graduation requirements, OU will never disadvantage students based on how schools end the academic year.
  • Housing — interested in living on campus? Take a virtual housing tour to see our rich residence life.
  • End of winter semester update — effective November 16, all classes have moved to remote instruction (with the exception for students in medical training activities or courses that cannot be conducted remotely).

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Transfer

Opportunities

Events

Reminders

  • Application deadlines — you may still apply to OU at any time, prior to the official August 1 (for fall) and December 1 (for winter) deadlines.
  • Transfer credits — we do not limit the number of transfer credits. Make sure to review our transfer guides to see how major requirements may be met.
  • Housing — check out OU's living options with virtual housing tours to see our engaging residential opportunities. 
  • End of winter semester update — effective November 16, all classes have moved to remote instruction (with the exception for students in medical training activities or courses that cannot be conducted remotely).

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Guest

Opportunities

  • Thousands of courses offered in multiple formats this semester, so you can keep moving toward your degree while staying close to home. 
  • Earn credits that can easily transfer back to your university.
  • Free and easy to apply to OU online.

Reminders

  • Applicationsguest applications may be submitted electronically to oakuniv@oakland.edu. If your home university is unable to complete their portion of our application, they may submit the required information (along with your name and date of birth) via email.
  • End of winter semester update — effective November 16, all classes have moved to remote instruction (with the exception for students in medical training activities or courses that cannot be conducted remotely).

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Graduate

Opportunities

  • More than 130 graduate programs to enhance your career and personal goals.
  • Graduate assistantships, scholarships and other financial support opportunities.
  • Application deferrals for up to one academic year (without an additional application charge) for students who need more time to complete their application.

Events

Reminders

  • Admitted graduate students — review your next steps. If you do not enroll in fall classes, you can update your status to winter admission.
  • Application deadlines — be sure to know the application deadlines for all graduate programs.
  • Transcripts — unofficial transcripts with degree posted may be submitted, with official transcripts to be submitted later.
  • End of winter semester update — effective November 16, all classes have moved to remote instruction (with the exception for students in medical training activities or courses that cannot be conducted remotely).

Connect with us  Take a virtual tour