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Second
Degree

Criteria
You are considered a second-degree student if you already have a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or an equivalent degree and want to obtain another undergraduate degree. Each academic department determines the specific admissions criteria for second-degree students. 

Request informationStudents holding a bachelor’s degree or higher who wish to enroll for the purpose of obtaining an Initial Michigan Provisional Teaching Certificate should apply as a second-degree seeking student.

Students pursuing a second degree will pay upper-level tuition.

Application deadlines for domestic students

  • Fall semester entry — by August 1
  • Winter semester entry — by December 1
  • Summer semester entry — by April 1

Application deadlines for international students

  • Fall semester entry — by July 1
  • Winter semester entry — by November 1
  • Summer semester entry — by March 1

How to apply

  1. Create an Admissions login  and record your login and PIN so you can check your application status.
  2. Complete the online application.
  3. Have your official college transcript(s) mailed to Undergraduate Admissions from each college or university you attended. The transcript must bear the seal of the institution and must not be stamped "issued to student." If you have attended more than one college, transcripts from each must be provided. 
Once Oakland University receives your application, we will:
  • Process your application to ensure all materials have been received
  • Gather information needed for the academic department to make an admissions decision
  • Forward your file to the appropriate academic department for a decision
When a decision is made, OU will contact you via U.S. mail. If you receive a delay decision, you should contact the Undergraduate Admissions at (800) OAK-UNIV or (248) 370-3360.


Check your admissions status

Once your application materials are received, Undergraduate Admissions will route your file to the appropriate academic department for an admission decision, and issue that decision to you within 12 weeks. If applying less than four weeks before your intended term of entry, we will prioritize your application and make a decision as soon as possible.

To check your admission status, return to the online application system and select “Apply for Admission.” Enter the login and PIN you created when you first applied. You may also request a status check by calling Undergraduate Admissions.
Post-
Baccalaureate

Criteria
You are considered a post-baccalaureate student if you already have a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or an equivalent degree and want to take additional courses not related to an additional degree. 

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Under post-baccalaureate status, your previous academic work will not be evaluated by the registrar and you will be admitted as a non-degree seeking candidate. 

Students taking post-baccalaureate courses will pay upper-level tuition. Under this status, you do not qualify for financial aid.

How to apply

  1. Create an Admissions login and record your login and PIN so you can check your application status.
  2. Complete the online application.
  3. Have your proof of degree (transcript or copy of your diploma) sent to Undergraduate Admissions.

Check your admission status
Once your application materials are received, Undergraduate Admissions will make a decision within 12 weeks. If applying less than four weeks before your intended term of entry, we will prioritize your application and make a decision as soon as possible.

Admissions decisions are sent by U.S. mail. If you receive a delay decision, you should contact Undergraduate Admissions at (800) OAK-UNIV or 248-370-3360.

To check your admission status, return to the online application system and select “Apply for Admission.” Enter the login and PIN you created when you first applied. You may also request a status check by calling Undergraduate Admissions.
AdmittedPost-Undergraduate
Follow these instructions and download the latest enrollment guide for future reference and more tips and reminders. 

1. Activate Your Grizzly ID and NetID Accounts
Once accepted as a student at Oakland, you will have to activate your accounts in order to register for classes, pay your bills and receive important notifications about billing. 


To activate your Grizzly ID 
aka the "G-number" (your SAIL account)

  1. Access MySAIL using the quick link at the top right of the home page.
  2. Under the login area, click "New student? Get your NetID and password." 
  3. Select "Reset/Change your Grizzly ID PIN."
  4. Follow the directions to change your PIN and/or security question.

To activate your NetID (your @oakland.edu email)

  1. Access MySAIL using the quick link at the top right of the home page.
  2. Under the login area, click "New student? Get your NetID and password."
  3. Select “Obtain your NetID account or reset your NetID password.”
  4. Follow the directions to create your NetID password.
2. Pick up your SpiritCard from the ID Card Office located in 112 Oakland Center (find on map)
 
3. Register for classes (instructions on how to register)If you receive an error message while registering for a course, contact the academic department that offers it. Some courses may require specific prerequisites. A member of the department staff can verify that you meet the prerequisite and allow you to register. 

4. Pay. Oakland will send an email to your OU email account when your bill is ready to be viewed and paid online using eBill.  You will need your MySAIL ID and PIN to access the eBill system. The eBill home page provides a brief overview of your current account status, recent and past billing statements, recent activity on your student account and available payment plans. Payments can be made online through eBill, in person or by mail. 
 
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