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Graduate School

O'Dowd Hall, Room 520
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2700
gradinfo@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Graduate School

O'Dowd Hall, Room 520
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2700
gradinfo@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

COVID-19

The Graduate School is continuing to monitor the existing situation. Below you will find the up-to-date information as it becomes available. 

Applying for Fall 2020
  • Applicants who attend a virtual graduate session and obtain an application waiver code, can use it through July 31.

  • The international application deadline for Fall 2020 has been extended to mid-June to help ensure time for visa processing.

  • Applicants who need additional time to complete their application, an application deferral can be granted. An application can be deferred for up to one academic year without an additional application charge.

  • Unofficial transcripts with degree posted may be submitted in order for the Graduate School to grant a decision on application with official transcripts to be submitted later. We encourage all applicants to utilize electronic forms of submission whenever possible. If you have questions on the submission of electronic documents, please contact us at the available methods provided above.
    • A detailed (course-by-course) transcript evaluation is required for applicants educated outside the United States. To find an approved evaluator, please visit the NACES website for a list of current members.
    • Due to COVID-19, some evaluators have modified or temporarily suspended their operations. When selecting an evaluator, please review the document submission requirements for your country. We have confirmed that ECE and WES are open and accepting new applications. For more information regarding our transcript evaluation requirement, please visit our steps to apply page. 

  • The GRE General Test at home is now available worldwide, with the exception of Mainland China and Iran. Visit ETS GRE General Test for more information.

  • The TOEFL iBT will temporarily be offered as a special home edition. It will be available worldwide, with the exception of Mainland China and Iran. Visit ETS TOEFL iBT for more information.

  • New graduate students admitted for Fall 2020 who need to delay their enrollment, can defer their admission by visiting new graduate students and follow the directions provided.
Graduate students

Student Funding 

  • OU COVID-19 Special Relief Fund - Student relief funds are for limited emergency financial support to currently enrolled degree-seeking students who are unable to meet essential expenses due to a temporary or unexpected hardship.

  • CARES Act HEERF Relief Fund - OU has received funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grants to eligible students. 

Research Continuity Guidance

  • The Research Office has posted guidance for research during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was posted March 19, 2020, and will be updated as conditions and recommendations change.
Faculty and staff
  • Graduate Assistantships can be processed through August 1 for those who are eligible.

  • Student VPN access request
    • As a reminder, a VPN license is not required for teaching using Moodle, Google Meet, WebEx, Panopto, SAIL, Gmail, Google Hangouts and Microsoft Office 365 but a VPN license is required for departmental shares, Banner Admin, access to on-campus computers or other licensed software.