Partnership with Oakland Community College announced

Leaders of Oakland University and Oakland Community College gathered at OU’s Meadow Brook Hall on Thursday morning to celebrate the announcement of Oakland 2 Oakland, a new concurrent enrollment program.

OU President Gary Russi and Provost Virinder Moudgil signed a celebratory agreement with OCC Chancellor Timothy Meyer and Martha Smydra, interim vice chancellor of academic and student affairs, formalizing their partnership.

O2O, which is modeled after the Macomb 2 Oakland program that started in 2006, will go into effect starting with the Winter 2011 semester.

The program will allow most students – current OU and OCC students or transfers with 32 or fewer credits, as well as those in their first year – to be concurrently enrolled at OU and OCC’s five campuses.

 International students, those seeking a second degree and others are not eligible.

Students need a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher to enroll. There is also a partnership with St. Clair Community College in the works.

Snyder said it should launch this fall, with a signing in April.

“This is great for the students of Oakland County,” Russi said.

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