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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
Please call for an appointment


Adviser meetings are currently by appointment only.

Academic Advising



Summer, Fall and Winter registration is almost here, and it is time to begin thinking about scheduling an appointment with an SECS adviser to discuss your classes for 2015 -16. Advisers will help you with your plan of study, discuss your current standing, help you apply for major standing, and give course overrides when applicable, among many other things.  

The SECS Advising Office will start making advising appointments for scheduling starting on Monday Feb. 16. March does come in like a lion, and advising traffic is very heavy during registration. It is essential that you call as early as possible to schedule an appointment to avoid long waits.

Web registration depends on the number of credits you have completed.Please see the chart below for the day you will be able to register.  It is important that you are prepared for that day to avoid registration issues.


2015 DATE(S)

Graduate students

March 23, 2015

Second undergraduate degree students

March 24, 2015

Seniors with 121 credits or more

March 24, 2015

Seniors with 91 credits or more

March 25, 2015

Juniors with 73 credits or more

March 26, 2015

Juniors with 56 credits or more

March 27, 2015

Sophomores with 42 credits or more

March 30, 2015

Sophomores with 28 credits or more

March 31, 2015

Freshmen with 16 credits or more

April 1, 2015

Freshmen with fewer than 16 credits 

April 2, 2015

Special graduate, non-matric., post-bach. and guest 

April 3, 2015

You may call our office at (248) 370-2201 or stop by 255 EC with your questions or to schedule an appointment.  


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
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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
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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