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To attend Oakland University as a guest student, you must be in good standing at your home institution and must be enrolled at an accredited college or university.

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  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 Oakland University Undergraduate Admissions.
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.
Guest students receive all advising from their home institution and are responsible for requesting that a transcript of grades be sent to the home institution after courses are completed.  See how your credits will transfer from OU or other four-year institutions. 
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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 guest 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 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.
Forward your email to another email
Make sure you're receiving important updates, like when to pay your bill. Here's how to forward your Oakland email.
  1. When you're logged into your Oakland email, go to the top right and click "Mail settings."
  2. Click "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" on the top.
  3. Add a forwarding address that you check most often.
  4. Select "Forward a copy of incoming mail to:" and select the email address you want your Oakland email to forward to.
  5. Scroll down and select "Save changes." 
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. Registration opens for summer, fall and winter semesters in late March/early April. Check the registration schedule for dates. 

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 SAIL 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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