FLINT — Leaders from Oakland University and Mott Community College are forming a partnership for a joint admission, concurrent enrollment program that will provide an innovative higher education option for students in the region.
The partnership, called Mott2O, was unveiled April 8, at the MCC Event Center, located on the Mott Community College main campus, 1401 E. Court St. in Flint.
Oakland President Gary D. Russi; MCC President M. Richard Shaink; OU Vice President of Outreach Mary L. Otto and MCC Vice President for Academic Affairs, Amy Fugate were all at the signing.
Mott2O becomes part of a community college partnership program that is unique in Michigan, because it allows students to attend classes at Oakland and MCC at the same time, and allows students to combine credits to maximize financial aid eligibility.
Mott2O offers several benefits, including:
Admission to both institutions through one free online application
The flexibility to take courses at one or both institutions at the same time
Expanded course selection — students may take courses offered at Oakland University’s main campus in Rochester, OU-Macomb or any MCC location, plus online courses offered by both institutions
The option to complete an associate degree while working toward a bachelor’s degree
Coordinated advising — OU and MCC work together to keep students on track to reach their educational goals
Access to student activities and resources on all campuses, including OU housing
Reverse transfer — students may transfer OU credits back to MCC to fulfill associate degree requirements
“It’s always exciting to work with highly-respected institutions such as Oakland University on transfer agreements that really benefit our students,” said Dr. Shaink. “We are so pleased to be partnering with Oakland. Mott2O highlights the importance of supporting the overall education and career development of our students. This agreement is a major initiative, signifying a mutual commitment to providing students with a seamless transition between institutions.”
“There is a statewide initiative in Michigan to transition to a knowledgebased, 21st-century economy,” Dr. Russi said. “The partnership between Oakland University and Mott Community College exemplifies the kind of cooperative ventures that Gov. Snyder is encouraging to support that initiative.”
First-year and transfer students may begin applying to Mott2O for the Fall 2011 semester. OU also has concurrent enrollment partnerships with Macomb Community College (M2O), Oakland Community College (O2O) and St. Clair County Community College (SC2O).
Details: Visit www.oakland.edu/mott2o. or call 800- OAK-UNIV or 810-762-0331.
Mott Community College provides high quality, accessible and affordable educational opportunities and services — including programs focused on university transfer, technical and lifelong learning, as well as workforce and economic development — that promote student success, individual development, and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. The college’s main campus is in Flint, with satellite centers in Fenton, Lapeer, Brighton/Howell, Clio and Owosso. Visit the college online at www.mcc.edu.
OU is a doctoral, research-intensive university offering 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 124 graduate degree and certificate programs, dedicated to delivering a distinctive undergraduate experience that is complemented by the strength of its graduate offerings and research accomplishments. Visit the university on the web at www.oakland.edu. — G.G.