Activate Your Grizzly ID and NetID Accounts
Once accepted as a 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 SAIL 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 @oakland.edu email)

  1. Access SAIL 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.

Non-Matriculating

Please call Undergraduate Admissions at (800) OAK-UNIV or (248) 370-3360 to determine if this status is right for you.

Non-matriculating status generally indicates that you are not seeking a degree from Oakland University. You will likely select non-matriculating on your application for undergraduate admission if you: 
  • Graduated from high school and plan to enroll in another college or university the following fall. Note that you should consult with your intended college or university about whether Oakland courses will transfer, or whether taking courses prior to fall enrollment will impact your scholarship status. 
  • Are entering Oakland University as a freshman but taking summer courses before the fall semester.
Students who are currently enrolled in high school and who wish to take classes at OU should not complete an application for undergraduate admission. Instead, you should download and submit an application for dual enrollment. Students who already hold a bachelor’s degree and who wish to take undergraduate classes at OU should apply as either a post-baccalaureate or second-degree seeking student.
If you have been admitted as a non-matriculating student, download an enrollment guide.