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Register for Online Courses Offerings through the Michigan Colleges Online (MCO) Site

Overview

OCC offers many courses online, however, if there is a course that we do not currently offer online, you have the option of taking the online course from one of the other community colleges in Michigan.

Here's How

  1. Find your desired course(s) on the MCO website by clicking on the View Courses/Enroll link at the top of the page.

  2. Choose the desired options: Filter By Semester, Status, Filter by Provider College and Course Type.

  3. Click the Search button.

  4. Choose the Select button to the right of the course or courses into which you’d like to register.

  5. When you click on the expand arrow next to the course number, all course detail information is shown including when the course begins, any prerequisites needed, textbook information and costs.
    NOTE: Click on the VIEW link next to Course Equivalencies to see how the course will transfer back to your institution. This information comes from the Michigan Transfer Network.

  6. When finished with your course selections, scroll to the bottom of the Select Courses screen and choose the Add to Schedule button.

  7. On the Review Schedule page, choose Next Step if you are satisfied with the courses selected.

  8. Complete all the open fields. You do have the option to GO BACK if you wish to add more courses.

  9. Select the Verify and Continue button.

  10. The final step is the Confirm Selection screen. On this screen you will see a listing of the courses you are enrolling in and the amount of tuition and fees that you will pay the provider college(s).

  11. Check Yes, Michigan Colleges Online may share my student information with my home, provider, and degree-granting colleges in the Electronic Consent section.

  12. If you know you have financial aid at Oakland Community College, select the box indicating that you have financial aid.
    NOTE: You are responsible for the payment of this enrollment request, whether you have financial aid or not. Your financial aid officer will be notified that you have enrolled in this course through the MCO so they can add it to your financial aid.

  13. Sign your name (with your mouse or stylus on a touch screen monitor).

  14. Select the Complete Registration button.

  15. You will receive an email confirming your registration.

What Next?

The enrollment request is verified by your degree-granting college and the home college, and the provider college will verify a seat is available for you in the class. You will then get an email from the provider college with instructions on how to pay and enter the class.

Provider College

The provider college is the college which is offering the course that you're interested in taking. It's possible that you may have two, or even more, provider colleges if you're taking online courses from multiple colleges in the same semester.

Home College

Your home college will likely be the most convenient community college for you to physically visit for support services - for example, meeting with an advisor or tutor, accessing the library, or having a test proctored.

Degree-granting College

Your degree-granting college is the college from which you are planning to obtain a certificate or degree - either a traditional program of study or an online program.

While in many cases, your home college and your degree-granting college are the same, with online programs of study, they are not always the same. You may decide to seek an online degree from a college other than your home college.

What About Financial Aid?

Please note that in most cases, financial aid will be available from your degree-granting college, since most financial aid is associated with your program of study.

Which College Maintains My Transcripts?

Your degree-grating college will also be the college that will maintain your permanent transcript for you.

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