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FAQs - Alumni

Will my degree from OCAC still be considered valuable?
Yes, your degree from OCAC is still a valid degree with full regional accreditation. 

Are my credits considered regionally accredited, even if the college is closed?
Yes.

How do I obtain official transcripts NOW—before the college’s closure?
The current process to request transcripts has not changed. Alumni can order official transcripts online. Instructions for ordering transcripts are posted HERE (ocac.edu/transcripts) and below.

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS
OCAC has partnered with Parchment to order and send your transcripts securely. Starting 2/8/2019, OCAC has eliminated the fee for your first five transcripts. You will be charged only for shipping (free for electronic delivery; $2.50 for standard domestic delivery.) The cost for additional transcripts is $3 plus shipping. Processing may take up to five working days. Please be aware that your accounts with the university must be paid in full for transcripts to be released. Official transcripts may be ordered online HERE: Request Official Transcript.

What will happen to my academic records after closure?  
OCAC intends to preserve academic records and make them accessible after closure. We are working to transfer records to a custodial institution. More details will be provided as soon as they are available.

How do I obtain official transcripts AFTER the college closes?
OCAC is working to make official transcripts and other information available through a custodial institution. We will provide more details as soon as we are able. 

What will happen to the OCAC campus after the college closes?
As part of the closure process, OCAC is required to consult the Oregon Attorney General's Office regarding the disposition of all assets OCAC has retained a commercial real estate broker to assist with the sale of the campus and will release information as appropriate.

What will happen to all of OCAC's assets? Can I ask for, or purchase, a specific item?
As part of the closure process, OCAC is required to consult the Office of Oregon’s Attorney General regarding the transfer of all assets.  

What will happen to OCAC's permanent collections?
As part of the closure process, OCAC is required to consult the Oregon Attorney General's Office regarding various decisions about the college’s assets

Library

Is the OCAC library open?
Yes! We are open through the end of the semester, May 17. Library hours are 9AM - 5PM, Monday through Friday.

Can I still check out OCAC books?
Yes! Beginning April 19, all OCAC library items will have a due date of May 10, to ensure they are returned by the end of the semester.

Can I still borrow items through interlibrary loans?
Yes! As long as there’s still time to receive an item at OCAC, you can continue to use the WCCLS interlibrary loan service.

When are my library items due back?
Everything must be returned by May 10, 2019 and OCAC community members will be billed for items not returned. View your library account online with your library barcode number and password to see what you have checked out. You can use the convenient book drop located outside of the library to return items any time.

What will happen to my WCCLS library card?
On May 20, all OCAC student and faculty library cards will automatically change to be registered at the nearby Cedar Mill Library. Cards will also be updated to be “limited borrower,” meaning you can still check out up to 5 items at a time at any WCCLS library, ILL services will cease, and library items will start accruing fines. Your card will expire on November 20, 2019.  If you would like to check out more items or extend your library expiration date, please visit any WCCLS library with ID and proof of current address. To verify your identlty anything current with your name and photo is ideal- a driver's license, school ID, work badge, passport, or military ID for example. To verify your address a driver's license, recent bill or utility statement or rental agreement will suffice.

What can I do with a WCCLS library card?
Use your library card to download e-books and audiobooks and stream movies, or visit a WCCLS library for access to over 1 million other items, including things like crockpots and board games.

Where are WCCLS libraries located?
View map, contact information, and hours

What if I have questions about my library account?
Stop by the OCAC library during open hours to talk with Dan Kelley, Director of Library Services, email him or call 971-255-4135. If the OCAC library is not open, please contact a WCCLS library with questions.

What will happen to OCAC library items?
OCAC is finding new homes for our library collection, including Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), and other non-profit cultural institutions who will care for and make the collections accessible.  

What is happening to the the collection of OCAC thesis? 
PNCA is excited to care for the OCAC thesis collection and make them available to future art students, practitioners and researchers. 

What will happen to the library’s digital repositories?  
Our librarian Dan Kelley is working with ARTSTOR to ensure that our digital image collections are accessible to a wide audience.

Technology Systems Information

How long will the college’s technology systems be accessible?
Academic and non-academic technology systems will be accessible until your last day of employment.

How can I download data from my OCAC Google Account?
Google has a tool called Takeout that enables you to download all of your data. Please view this help article, and then log into your OCAC Google Account and visit: takeout.google.com.

Note that information in Team Drives will not be downloaded during this process; you will need to download those files individually.
If you have your own personal Google Account, you can Transfer Your Content here:  https://takeout.google.com/transfer. (Note: This process does not transfer everything; it’s mainly used for email and Google docs. Visit this FAQ for more info.)

Can I set up email forwarding? For how long?
After your final day, we will not be able to forward email from OCAC addresses. After we disable our email system, individuals emailing @ocac.edu addresses will receive a bounce back message indicating that the email address does not exist. Please update your contacts with a new email address.

If you have questions not answered here, please reach out to Chris Perisho at cperisho@ocac.edu.

Important Note: For the most accurate, up-to-date information about the closure, please see ocac.edu where we will be sending pertinent communication