Earning 28 credits in your first year is important to help you stay on track in your collegiate career. There are four key benefits to earning 28 credits. Review them below to stay on the fast track to graduation.

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Graduate Faster

  • Research shows us students who earn 28 credits are at least 25% more likely to graduate within 6 years. 

  • Students who earn 28 credits will achieve sophomore status and be on track towards graduation.

Save Money on Tuition

By taking more credits you’ll accumulate credits at a faster rate and likely to graduate quicker to avoid an increase in tuition costs.

Maintain and Gain Scholarships

  • Most Oakland University scholarships require you to earn 28 credits in your first year to renew your scholarship(s).

  • If you have not received an OU scholarship, by earning 28 credits and a 3.0 GPA you will automatically receive the First Year Focus Award, worth $3000.

Register For Classes Earlier

Registration is based on earned credits. By being on track for 28 credits you will register earlier than those that are not.