Oakland University expands transfer agreements with Macomb Community College
As part of an ongoing effort to provide an efficient and cost-effective transfer process, Oakland University has signed an additional articulation agreement with Macomb Community College.
The new agreement helps transition qualified students from Macomb Community College to OU in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Development. The agreement benefits students by increasing the number of transfer credits they can apply toward their degree, and also ensures seamless movement of students between schools by offering course equivalencies that transfer to OU.
Under the agreement, the maximum number of transfer credits students may apply toward their degree increases from 52 to 64 credits. This helps students save money, while also encouraging them to complete their associate degree at Macomb Community College. The agreement is effective through March 2022 and is subject to review for continuation after three years.
"I am extremely excited for this new partnership between OU and Macomb Community College, said Shane Lewis, director of Undergraduate Admissions at OU. “This is one of the many ways we are continuing to work together to create seamless transfer pathways for students, honoring their work at the community college prior to transferring to complete their bachelor's degree."
Kevin Chandler, dean of University Relations at Macomb Community College, added, “We appreciate Oakland University’s authentic commitment to collaboration that fosters our students’ success by streamlining processes, reducing barriers and enhancing degree attainment.”
In addition, OU offers the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) to Macomb Community College transfer students. This also means easier access for the region’s state college students, many of whom are the first generation in their families to seek higher education. For more info about TAG, visit oakland.edu/transfer.
OU will hold a Transfer Open House from 4:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, in the Oakland Center Founders Ballrooms. For more information, or to register, visit oakland.edu/ucm/lp/FY19/undergrad/events/transfer-open-house.
Scholarships for community college transfer students
Oakland was founded on the premise that everyone deserves access to an exceptional education — and all the valuable opportunities that come with it. To help make an exceptional education affordable, OU offers the following scholarships for community college transfer students:
- Presidential Transfer Award: $10,000 for two years ($5,000 per year)
Awarded to new transfer students from a Michigan community college with a GPA of 3.80 or higher and 56 or more transferable credits. Note that 56 transferable credits must be earned by the scholarship deadline.
- Phi Theta Kappa Award: $5,000 for two years ($2,500 per year)
Awarded to new community college transfer students with a GPA of 3.80 or above and 24-55 transferable credits, OR with a GPA of 3.50-3.79 and 24 or more transferable credits. Also awarded to new transfer students from a four-year college or university with a GPA of 3.50 or higher and 24 or more transferable credits. Note that 24 transferable credits must be earned by the scholarship deadline.
- Talented Transfer Award: $2,000 for two years ($1,000 per year)
Awarded to new transfer students with a college GPA of 3.0-3.49 and 24 or more transferable credits. Note that 24 transferable credits must be earned by the scholarship deadline.
- OU Transfer Grant: $2,000 for two years ($1,000 per year)
Oakland University offers the OU Transfer Grant to incoming transfer students with demonstrated financial need. This grant is awarded to new transfer students with an estimated family contribution (EFC) of $0 (as determined by completion of the FAFSA), and 24 or more transferable credits. Eligible incoming transfer students will automatically be considered for this need-based grant.