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Oakland University expands transfer agreements with St. Clair County Community College

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July 16, 2019

As part of an ongoing effort to provide an efficient and cost-effective transfer process, Oakland University has signed an additional articulation agreement with St. Clair County Community College

The new agreement helps transition qualified students from St. Clair County Community College to OU in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration – all majors. It 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 credits students may transfer toward their degree increases from 62 to 82 credits. This helps students save money, while also encouraging them to complete their associate degree at St. Clair County Community College. The agreement is effective through March 2022 and is subject to review for continuation after three years.

"This agreement is one of many ways our institutions are working together to support students in maximizing their credits while earning their degrees, and we are very excited to continue expanding our long-standing partnership with St. Clair County Community College," said Shane Lewis, director of Undergraduate Admissions at Oakland University.

St. Clair County Community College Dean of Occupational Studies, Tamara Kenny, added, "We are thrilled to provide students with additional opportunities to maximize their success through this expanded partnership with Oakland University. SC4 business students will be able to save money and complete more credits prior to transferring seamlessly to OU."

In addition, OU offers the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) to St. Clair County 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. 

Scholarships for community college 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.

Contact:
Eric Reikowski, Public Information Specialist
(248) 370-4348

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