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UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONSWELCOME TOOAKLAND UNIVERSITYA guide to your next steps as a transfer student.

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ADMISSIONTO OAKLAND UNIVERSITY!You are about to join our community of 19,000 students who live, learn andwork on Oakland’s campus in southeast Michigan. You’re almost part of theGolden Grizzlies, ready to pursue excellence with 140 undergraduate degreeprograms and ready to stand out from the competition.But before all that, you need to complete a few steps to guarantee your spot at OU.

1STEPACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT NOWGo to oakland.edu/activate to activate your student account (NetID).You’ll need your Grizzly ID number from your acceptance letter.Your NetID allows you to: Register for transfer student orientation See how your transferred courses fit in your degree plan Apply to live in on-campus housing Accept scholarships Review financial aid awards and requirements Receive direct deposit and billing (eBill) notifications Check your OU email and calendar Access grades, transcripts and moreOnce you activate your account, get in the habit of checkingyour OU email regularly for important updates, notificationsand announcements.oakland.edu/activate2STEPCOMPLETE THE FAFSA BEGINNING OCTOBER 1We’re proud to make an exceptional education affordable. Morethan half of all OU students receive financial assistance totalingmore than 150 million annually. You can benefit from thosefunds, too.Apply for financial assistance by filling out the Free Application forFederal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning October 1 to be consideredfor federal, state and/or OU need-based aid. Be sure to use OU’sfederal code: 002307.oakland.edu/fafsaSTEP3BEGIN TRANSFER STUDENT ORIENTATION NOWTransfer Student Orientation is your gateway to a strong start atOU. This orientation experience is offered year-round and pavesthe way for a smooth transition to the university.During orientation you’ll get to know OU’s campus, meet with anacademic adviser who specializes in your major, and register forcourses. You’ll build Grizzly pride and experience the amazingcommunity that awaits you. Go to oakland.edu/tso to register now.Prior to your orientation, get up to speed with all that OU hasto offer using our online Transfer Student Golden Grizzly Guide.You will also learn more about additional steps to completebefore starting classes at Oakland. Get startedat edu/tso

4STEPSUBMIT A HOUSING CONTRACTLiving on campus is the best way to achieve thefull college experience. More than 3,000 studentslive at OU, and each year more and more wantto — and for good reason: OU is ranked one ofthe safest college campuses in the countryand the overall safest in Michigan.Residents receive academic, emotional and socialsupport with highly trained staff members, chosenfor their proven ability to work with students, wholive right in the residence halls. Living options area quick 15-minute walk to classrooms, labs,Kresge Library, the Rec Center, dining, and more.You can submit your housing contract atoakland.edu/housing/apply. You’ll need yourNetID and password to log on. Housing spaceis limited; please set a reminder now to submityour contract on:November 1 for winter 2021February 1 for fall 2021April 1 for summer 2021Residents enjoy free: Wireless Internet Lounges with big-screen TVs Parking Laundry facilities Tutoring and academic supportSpecial interest floors:BusinessEducationEngineering and Computer SciencesInternational VillageHealth SciencesYou must be registered for aminimum of one credit hour persemester to live in on-campushousing.oakland.edu/housing/applyPhoto credit: John D’Angelo

STEP5ACCEPT SCHOLARSHIPS (if applicable)OU offers scholarships based on academicachievement. As an admitted student, you haveautomatically been considered for thesescholarships and may have received one uponadmission. Go to oakland.edu/scholaracceptto accept your scholarship now.oakland.edu/scholaraccept6STEPCHECK YOUR FINANCIAL AID STATUSIf you complete the FAFSA in early October, youwill receive award notifications for other scholarships,grants and loans beginning in December (andcontinuing as new awards are made). Often, weneed additional information or documentation toprocess your aid. Be sure to check your OU emailregularly so you can respond sExplore more scholarship opportunitiesat oakland.edu/financialservices.STEP7REVIEW COURSE PLACEMENTAcademic advisers will assist you in developinga plan of study based on credits you transfer.We also use SAT or ACT scores for courseplacement, as needed. If you have not takenmath, writing or foreign language courses at yourprevious university, placement testing is available.oakland.edu/fyac/courseplacement

8STEPSEND OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTSIf you were admitted to OU on unofficial transcripts, don’t forget torequest official transcripts from each college or university you’ve attended.Transcripts should be sent to:Office of the RegistrarO’Dowd Hall, Room 100586 Pioneer DriveRochester, MI 48309-4482Or email transcripts to oakuniv@oakland.edu.If we do not receive your official transcripts, a hold will be placedon your account preventing you from registering for future classes.Remember, counselors are available to assist with your transcripts.9STEPSUBMIT ADDITIONAL COLLEGE CREDIT BEFORE ORIENTATIONLet all your past hard work count at OU. We grant credit and/or exemptionfor selected Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) andCollege-Level Examination Placement (CLEP) tests. Submit all your scores to:Office of the RegistrarO’Dowd Hall, Room 100586 Pioneer DriveRochester, MI 48309-4482oakland.edu/collegecredit10STEPENROLL IN AN OU PAYMENT PLANIf you plan on using financial aid, it’s important to understand what your aidcovers and what it doesn’t. For any uncovered costs, you’ll need to determinehow to pay for them. OU offers a payment plan which allows you to spreadyour tuition and costs into smaller more manageable payments.oakland.edu/paymentplanDON’T FORGETIf you’re interested in majoring in music, theatre or dance, you mustaudition. Applications for auditions are separate and in addition tothe application for OU.oakland.edu/smtd/futurestudentsThe Honors College offers small class sizes, specialized research funding,study abroad opportunities, preferential registration and additionaladvising support.oakland.edu/hcReview the Transfer Golden Grizzly Guide.oakland.edu/transfer-golden-grizzly-guide

ADDITIONAL SERVICESDisability Support ServicesIf you have a physical, psychological,sensory and/or learning disability, pleasecontact Disability Support Services todiscuss eligibility for services andaccommodations. If you plan to live oncampus and need specific residentialsupport, please contact DisabilitySupport Services for additional details.oakland.edu/dssVeterans Support ServicesOU’s Veterans Support Services offersveterans and their dependents assistancein receiving military service-relatedbenefits and provides information aboutVA work-study opportunities, social andnetworking events, and tudent Financial ServicesOur knowledgeable advisers will help youunderstand OU’s payment due dates andcancellation process, navigate financialresources (including emergency grants),and explain payment options.oakland.edu/financialservicesNo deposit is required at OU!

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONSHave questions about becoming a Golden Grizzly?We’re ready to answer them.Call (800) OAK-UNIV or email visit@oakland.edu.Want a tour of campus?We’d love to show you around. Sign up for virtual and in-person tours led by a studentat oakland.edu/visit or a self guided tour at oakland.edu/map.Not quite ready to attend OU?No problem, you can defer your admission for a future semester at oakland.edu/futurestudents/defer.Attending another college or university?We’re sorry to see you go. Please cancel your admissionat oakland.edu/futurestudents/canceland cancel your housing at ssionsNorth Foundation Hall, Room 101318 Meadow Brook Road,Rochester, MI 48309-4454ADM22253 8/20ADM22253 8/20

Welcome to Oakland University Author: Oakland University Subject: Welcome to Oakland University Keywords: Welcome to Oakland University; A Guide to Your Next Steps as A Transfer Student; Admission to Oakland University; Additional Services; Undergraduate Admissions; Oakland University; Created Date: 8/12/2020 4:06:18 PM

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