As a counselor, you are on the front lines when it comes to advising students on the benefits of pursuing higher education. You know the importance of a college degree — especially having one in today's tough economic climate. In fact, college graduates earn an average annual salary that is more than $30,000 per year greater than the earnings of high school graduates, a trend that brings in an additional $1 million over the course of a lifetime.
Oakland University makes an exceptional education within reach. Here are a few steps we've taken to ensure an OU education remains affordable:
- Maintaining several academic merit scholarships for freshmen and transfers
- Releasing financial holds for students with tuition balances of less than $1,500
- Expanding payment plan options so students can spread their costs into several smaller payments
Remember, students do not pay a fee when applying to OU — and the process is managed completely online. And because we understand the needs of students coming to OU from a community college, we've made the transfer process quick and easy.
Please review the resources to the right to see all that Oakland has to offer your students.
Dual-enrolled high school students
Oakland partners with school districts throughout the state to offer high school students the opportunity to take college-level classes. This provides high school juniors and seniors who have moved beyond the curriculum available in their school to continue to advance their education.
- 3.0 minimum grade point average
- Junior or senior standing
How to Apply
- Complete and submit an Oakland University dual enrollment application.
- Send the student's transcript to:
101 North Foundation Hall
2200 N. Squirrel Rd.
Rochester, MI 48309-4401
- If the high school is paying for the tuition, a Dual Enrollment Worksheet from the high school must also be sent before the bill due date to:
Student Business Services
120 North Foundation HallAdmission is for one year, provided that the dual-enrolled high school student earns at least a 2.0 in each class taken at Oakland University. Dual-enrolled students may take up to eight credits per semester.
2200 N. Squirrel Rd.
Rochester, MI 48309-4401
- A minimum 2.5 grade-point average in high school
- ACT composite score of 18 or higher or SAT score of 860 or higher (Critical Reading/Verbal and Math only)
- Students who do not meet these requirements may be considered for conditional admission
- Four credits in English language arts
- Four credits in math, including Geometry and Algebra I and II, and at least one math course must be taken during your senior year
- Three credits in science, with use of labs, including Biology and Chemistry or Physics
- Three credits in social sciences, including United States History and Geography, World History and Geography, and half credits in Civics and Economics
- One credit in visual, performing and applied arts
- One credit in physical education and health
- Participation in an online course or learning experience
You can encourage students to get an edge by maintaining a high GPA (or improving it throughout high school), studying for the ACT or SAT and taking college preparatory courses.
OU is the only public university in Michigan that has an all-in price. That means no fees — not even to apply. Applications are accepted year-round, but new students will automatically be considered for academic merit scholarships if they apply by the posted deadlines.
Students will need to create an Admissions login, which can be used to check their application status. The application is completed online and ACT (OU’s school code is 2033) and SAT (OU’s school code is 1497) scores can also be submitted online.
- High School Counselor Connection Program — OU provides counselors with the information about the latest and greatest services Oakland offers to incoming freshmen. Check out the presentation from the fall 2016 high school counselor breakfast.
- Promoting the Publics — an annual conference with Michigan's public universities. See Oakland's 2016 presentation.
Future students are encouraged to visit campus to see the facilities, hear about our academic programs from faculty, talk to currents students about campus life, and get a feel for Oakland. From daily tours to Go for the Gold and our academic visit days, we strongly believe that a visit beats out any brochure. See all events on the visit page.
You can schedule a group tour for your school by downloading the group visit request form.
College fairs offer students information on the academic programs available at a variety of Michigan and out of state colleges. See when we're coming to your school or area.
The Honors College accepts high achieving students with an excellent academic record, and attracts students from all majors. Students join the honors college and...
- Aspire to rise!
- Get involved
- Become a leader
- Study abroad
- Have fun!
- Interested freshmen who meet the minimum requirements
- The Honors College invites students who have a minimum 3.7 GPA and a 27 on the ACT to schedule an interview.
- A personal interview must be completed for acceptance. If you meet the above requirements, you are not required to complete the application for admission.
- Contact us by phone at (248) 370-4450 or email at email@example.com to set up your interview.
- During your interview, or after you have been accepted and decide to join, we will ask you to complete the Student/Parent Contact Form.
- Interested freshmen who do not meet the minimum requirements
- Students who score 22 to 26 on the ACT and at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA may still be accepted into The Honors College.
- Students who fall into the above category must complete the application form below and, if approved, follow up with a personal interview. During the interview, the Honors College looks for students who display a willingness to pursue academic excellence and leadership opportunities.
The application can be downloaded here. It also can be mailed to students upon request or can be obtained from The Honors College office at 210 Oak View Hall.
You may email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to (248) 370-4479. You may also mail your application to:
The Honors College
210 Oak View Hall
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, Michigan, 48309-4401