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2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4401
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201

255 Engineering Center
(248) 370-2201
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Adviser meetings are currently by appointment only.

Academic Advising


For students planning to graduate in Winter 2016, please follow the steps below.

  1. Submit your Preliminary Graduation Review form to the Academic Advising Office. This form is required one semester prior to the semester you plan to complete your coursework.

This form is available in the Advising Office. Submission of this form will allow for your record to be reviewed by an adviser for completeness and will give you signed confirmation that you have met all requirements for graduation. It will also ensure the accuracy of your academic record within the OU system. December 2015 and April 2016 graduates are encouraged to submit this form now.

  1. Complete the Oakland University Application for Graduation on SAIL.

Winter 2016 graduates have until Jan. 29, 2016 to complete the OU Application for Graduation on SAIL. This step is required for degree completion. The deadline for December 2015 graduates has passed.

Students with questions about graduation, or students who would like to sit down with an adviser to see what requirements have been met are welcome to contact the advising office to set up an appointment.


Not sure what electives to take in your major or interested in graduate school? Make an appointment to speak with a faculty member from your major. He/she can discuss electives for your career and what is needed for graduate school. The Advising Office can help you find a faculty member that can answer your questions.



Take the initiative

Our advisers are here to help you throughout your educational journey with the School of Engineering and Computer Science, but the first step can only be taken by YOU! Take the initiative and begin today by setting up an appointment with an adviser. Call (248) 370-2201. 

You should also keep the following in mind:

  • Be aware of important deadlines.
  • Understand requirements for your major and degree.
  • Learn to make decisions. Advisers can present options, but you must make the decisions.
  • Ask questions if anything is unclear.
Come prepared

Schedule your advising appointment early before registration begins.

  • Prepare a list of questions or concerns before your appointment.
  • Bring your plan of study; bring copies of other relevant materials.
  • Write down your current schedule and a tentative plan for the next semester.
  • If you are a transfer student, bring a copy of your transfer credit evaluation or transcripts.
Stay on track
  • Keep copies of your relevant academic records.
  • Follow through on referrals and recommendations made during the advising session.
  • Consult with your academic adviser before making drastic changes to an agreed-upon schedule.
  • Be aware of important deadlines, policies, and procedures. Read the academic catalog, especially the part about academic policies and procedures.
  • Make final decisions and take responsibility for your academic success.
Know your stuff

Read the academic catalog, especially the part about academic policies and procedures
how advisers

The academic advisers at the School of Engineering and Computer Science provide students and potential students with important educational, procedural and informational support. Our advisers are knowledgeable about the university’s policies and procedures, the requirements for successful enrollment within the school, and the best ways to achieve your educational goals at OU.

Our academic advisers can: 

  • help you prepare for and plan your academic career
  • provide you with educational and career counseling
  • empower you with relevant and vital information regarding your degree program, opportunities to become more involved at OU and different student support services
  • help you reach your full potential as you pursue your educational and career goals
meet the

The team at the School of Engineering and Computer Science Advising Office is here to help you. Call (248) 370-2201 to set up an appointment.

Patrick BennettPatrick Bennett
Academic Adviser/Program Coordinator   
(248) 370-2201
Carmen EtienneCarmen Etienne
Director, SECS Advising
(248) 370-2201
Marlene McKeanMarlene McKean
Advising Secretary
(248) 370-2201
Jason PenningtonJason Pennington
Academic Adviser
(248) 370-2201 
and info

For your convenience, the following are some of the forms used in the School of Engineering and Computer Science Advising Office. Feel free to download, print, fill out and submit these forms. All of these forms can also be found in the Advising Office, 159 Dodge Hall of Engineering.

Undergraduate Student Forms

Plan of Study Forms

  • Plan of Study: Computer Engineering  
  • Plan of Study: Computer Science 
  • Plan of Study: Electrical Engineering 
  • Plan of Study: Bioengineering 
  • Plan of Study: Engineering Chemistry 
  • Plan of Study: Engineering Physics 
  • Plan of Study: Industrial and Systems Engineering 
  • Plan of Study: Information Technology 
  • Plan of Study: Mechanical Engineering