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Guest students, please contact:
Undergraduate Admissions

North Foundation Hall, Room 101
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(800) OAK-UNIV
(248) 370-3360
visit@oakland.edu

Guest students, please contact:
Undergraduate Admissions

North Foundation Hall, Room 101
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(800) OAK-UNIV
(248) 370-3360
visit@oakland.edu

Current students, please contact:
Office of the Registrar

O'Dowd Hall, Room 100
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-3450
regservices@oakland.edu

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Guest Students

You’re working hard for your degree — Oakland University is here to make it a little easier. Be a guest student at OU this summer and earn low-cost credits that can easily transfer back to your university.

Choose from more than 1,000 diverse courses — with lots of options in math or science — in several convenient sessions. It’s free to apply to OU, so keep advancing toward your degree with summer classes.

Registration begins March 30 for guest students and continues through the opening of each session:

  • Summer I: May 7 - June 27
  • Summer II: July 2 - August 22
  • Summer III: May 7 - August 25
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Undergraduate

We make it easy to be a guest student at OU — regardless of which university you attend now. To become a guest student, you must be enrolled at an accredited college or university and be in good standing.

Steps to Apply
  1. Complete Part I of the Michigan Uniform Undergraduate Guest Application Form.

  2. Bring your completed Guest Application to your home institution's Registrar Office for completion of Part II.

  3. Mail your application to:
    Undergraduate Admissions
    North Foundation Hall, Rm. 101
    318 Meadow Brook Rd.
    Rochester, MI 48309-4454

Please allow a minimum of five business days for Oakland University to process your Guest Application. Guest status is valid for one semester only. If you wish to attend more than one semester, a Guest Application must be filed for each semester.

Once You're Admitted

Once you’re admitted to OU as a guest student, you will receive an enrollment guide that walks you through registration, setting up your accounts and available student services.

  • Registration: Once you set up your SAIL account, you can register for courses. If you receive an error message while registering, please contact the academic department offering the course. You can also contact the Office of the Registrar at (248) 370-3450 or visit them in O'Dowd Hall, Room 100. Some courses may require specific prerequisites; a member of the department staff can verify that you meet the prerequisite and allow you to register.

  • Advising: As a guest student, you receive all advising from your home institution and are responsible for requesting a transcript of grades be sent to your home institution after courses are completed.

  • Finances: OU will send an email to your OU email account when your tuition charges are ready to be viewed and paid via eBill. Remember, OU offers summer payment plans so you can spread your tuition costs into smaller payments.
Graduate Guest Students

If you’re admitted to a degree program at another accredited institution and wish to take courses at OU to transfer credit, you should apply as a graduate guest student. Please consult with your adviser at your home institution regarding the ability to transfer specific credits to your program.

Reminders:

  • Enrollment for all guest students is limited to 12 credit hours
  • Graduate guest students are typically admitted to OU for one semester only
Once You're Admitted

Once you’re admitted to OU as a guest student, you will need to register for classes and set up your accounts.

  • Registration: Once you set up your SAIL account, you can register for courses. If you receive an error message while registering, please contact the academic department offering the course. You can also contact the Office of the Registrar at (248) 370-3450 or visit them in O'Dowd Hall, Room 100. Some courses may require specific prerequisites; a member of the department staff can verify that you meet the prerequisite and allow you to register.

  • Advising: As a guest student, you receive all advising from your home institution and are responsible for requesting a transcript of grades be sent to your home institution after courses are completed.

  • Finances: OU will send an email to your OU email account when your tuition charges are ready to be viewed and paid via eBill. Remember, OU offers summer payment plans so you can spread your tuition costs into smaller payments.
Activate Your Accounts

Welcome to OU! Now it’s time to activate your accounts. Remember to check your accounts regularly to access grades and transcripts, register for courses, receive billing notifications and more.