To better serve the needs of transfer students, Oakland University has expanded its partnerships with Oakland Community College and Washtenaw Community College.

A new transfer agreement will help qualified students transition from Oakland Community College to Oakland University in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Development. The agreement benefits students by increasing the number of transfer credits they can apply toward their degree, and also ensures seamless movement of students between schools by offering course equivalencies that transfer to OU.

Under the agreement, the maximum number of transfer credits students may apply toward their degree increases from 52 to 64 credits. This helps students save money, while also encouraging them to complete their associate degree at Oakland Community College. The agreement is effective through September 2024 and is subject to review for continuation after four years.

“This agreement is another way that OU and OCC are working together for the benefit of students,” said Shane Lewis, OU’s director of admissions. “It provides students with a more economical, straight-forward path to earning their degrees and, ultimately, achieving their goals after graduation.”

In addition, Oakland University has established a reverse transfer agreement with Washtenaw Community College. The agreement allows OU students to automatically transfer credits back to Washtenaw Community College for the purpose of attaining an associate degree.

Under this agreement, Washtenaw transfer students with at least 30 earned community college credits will have their OU transcripts automatically sent back to Washtenaw after reaching 64 total credits. Washtenaw will review the credits earned at OU to determine if students are eligible to receive an associate degree.

“OU is committed to helping students reach a credential at all stages of their educational journey,” Lewis said. “This agreement allows students to obtain an associate degree, while still pursuing their bachelor’s degree at Oakland.”

The reverse transfer agreement with Washtenaw is Oakland University’s ninth agreement of this kind, and joins established reverse transfer agreements with Oakland Community College, Macomb Community College, Mott Community College, St. Clair County Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Schoolcraft College, Henry Ford College and Bay College.

To learn more about transferring to OU, visit oakland.edu/transfer.

Scholarships for community college transfer students

Presidential Transfer Award: $10,000 for two years ($5,000 per year)
Awarded to new transfer students from a Michigan community college with a GPA of 3.80 or higher and 56 or more transferable credits. Note that 56 transferable credits must be earned by the scholarship deadline.

Phi Theta Kappa Award: $5,000 for two years ($2,500 per year)
Awarded to new community college transfer students with a GPA of 3.80 or above and 24-55 transferable credits, OR with a GPA of 3.50-3.79 and 24 or more transferable credits. Also awarded to new transfer students from a four-year college or university with a GPA of 3.50 or higher and 24 or more transferable credits. Note that 24 transferable credits must be earned by the scholarship deadline.

Talented Transfer Award: $2,000 for two years ($1,000 per year)
Awarded to new transfer students with a college GPA of 3.0-3.49 and 24 or more transferable credits. Note that 24 transferable credits must be earned by the scholarship deadline.

OU Transfer Grant: $2,000 for two years ($1,000 per year)
Oakland University offers the OU Transfer Grant to incoming transfer students with demonstrated financial need. This grant is awarded to new transfer students with an estimated family contribution (EFC) of $0 (as determined by completion of the FAFSA), and 24 or more transferable credits. Eligible incoming transfer students will automatically be considered for this need-based grant.