Fall 2019 Oakland Technical Early College Application Process

Oakland Technical Early College is running a short Fall enrollment process to begin the program for the Winter, 2020 semester. Only current 11th grade students enrolled at OSTC and in an OSTC program that has an early college option may apply.*

Certain task items take multiple days to finish. Follow the recommended timelines. All task items must be completed and received to the Program Coordinator by October 31, 2019 to determine eligibility and placement into the program. Late application items will not be accepted. Programs may fill up and priority will be given based on completion of all enrollment tasks.

*Visual Imaging is not an option for the Fall, 2019 process. 

Steps to Apply

Task 1: Recommended to be completed by October 11, 2019 (General Application)

Fill out the: Oakland Technical Early College Online Application.

This task will close on October 18, 2019. Once the task closes, you will not be considered for enrollment into this program. Please follow the recommended timelines to complete the application tasks efficiently.

Task 2: Recommended to be completed by October 18, 2019 (Items from High School)

Part 1 - Go see your high school counselor and inform them that you are applying for the Oakland Technical Early College program and have them complete and/or send the following documents to ben.morin@oakland.k12.mi.us.

Part 2 - Complete your information on the following form and have your High School Counselor or School Official sign. You will keep this signed form and upload it as part of your OCC online application (Task 3): High School Approval Form

Task 3: Recommended to be completed by October 22, 2019 (OCC Application)

Apply to OCC and complete enrollment steps.
Go to the Oakland CC High School Dual-Enrolled Student Page Steps,

  • Complete Steps 1-3 (for Step 1 and 3, use the High School approval form you got signed in TASK 2).
    • For step 2 - Enter personal information and contact information.  Remember to be sure to enter an email address that is accessible and frequently checked by someone.  Email is the main method of communication by OCC.

    • Under “Academic Plans”:

      • Admit Type: “I will be attending OCC while still in high school”

      • Entry Term: Winter, 2020

      • Career Cluster: High School Dual Enrollment

      • Academic Program: High School Dual Enrollment

      • Location:  Choose any OCC campus. Your choice does not limit you to one campus.  It is merely to select the campus to which your records will be assigned.

    • Once OCC processes the application, you will receive an email (sent to the email used in the application) with your OCC ID. This does not mean that you are accepted into the Oakland Technical Early College Program (All tasks must be received to determine eligibility by the deadline).
  • Complete Step 4 - Setting up your myOCC email
  • Complete Step 5 - New Student Orientation Online
    • Log into your myOCC account and select Student and then New Student Orientation
    • Many of the instructions in the New Student Orientation are written for traditional OCC students, not Oakland Technical Early College students.  You should not make an appointment with an OCC counselor yet. You also don’t need to be concerned about Financial Aid, paying for classes, or buying books.
    • When you have finished all lesson and the brief Student Survey, you must click “Mark Course Completed”  Failure to do so will prevent you from taking the required ACCUPLACER Test
  • Step 6 - Complete Placement Testing and Send Scores is TASK 4.

Task 4: Complete and send this task and tasks 1-3 by October 31, 2019 (OCC Placement Testing)

Accuplacer Reading Comprehension and Writeplacer Placement Test measure a student’s readiness for college-level English coursework.  Students need to place into ENG 1510 to be eligible for placement into the program. Applicants do not need to take the Aleks Math Placement

  • Step 1: Complete the Mandatory ACCUPLACER Practice
    • Make sure to complete the survey at the end and Mark Course Completed
    • Print the Accuplacer Practice Certificate
  • Step 2: Schedule a Placement Test - Consider scheduling early so you can complete before the deadline.
    • Bring a photo id with you to the test and your Accuplacer Practice Certificate
  • Step 3: You will receive a placement score report at the end of testing.
    • Placement testing results must be sent by the deadline to ben.morin@oakland.k12.mi.us to determine eligibility and potential placement into the early college program

Additional Testing Resources

If you have a 504 or IEP, you may be eligible for testing accommodations. Please contact the OCC ACCESS Office at the campus you will be testing at for additional information

Those that complete the application process by October 31, 2019 will be notified of acceptance and next steps by November 4, 2019. If you qualify for the Oakland Technical Early College, you will then need to meet with an OCC counselor so Winter 2020 courses can be scheduled. You will also need to attend a mandatory Oakland Technical Early College Winter Workshop in December, 2019.


Ben Morin

Early College Coordinator

Jennifer Kluesner

Early College Coordinator

Oakland Technical Early College Fall 2019 Information Nights for current 11th grade OSTC students in a program that has an Early College option will be taking place on the following dates from 6:30-7:30 pm:

  • October 9, 2019 | Conference Room A (Oakland Schools)

2111 Pontiac Lake Rd.
Waterford Twp, MI 48328