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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

August is here, and school starts in less than a month.

The SECS Advising Office will be seeing higher than normal student traffic through the middle of September. Email and phone response time will be longer due to the beginning of the fall semester. We appreciate your patience while we work to service all students who need assistance.

All academic advising starting on August 24 will cover FALL REGISTRATION ISSUES ONLY. Students seeking consultations on all other matters (e.g. graduation, winter 2016 registration, winter major standing) may make an appointment with an adviser on or after Sept. 14. 

Students seeking FALL REGISTRATION advising are encouraged to call the SECS Advising Office at (248) 370-2201 for appointments. Appointments may be available until Friday, August 28.

Starting Monday, August 31, students needing FALL REGISTRATION assistance ONLY will be required to come into the SECS Advising Office to sign up for walk-in advising appointments.

The walk-in schedule is as follows: 

Aug. 31: 9-11 a.m. / 2-4 p.m.

Sept. 1: 9-11 a.m.


Sept 3: 9-11 a.m. / 2-4 p.m. (CLASSES START)

Sept. 4: 9-11 a.m. / 1:30-3 p.m.


Sept. 8: 9-11 a.m. / 2-4 p.m.

Sept. 9: 9-11 a.m. / 2-4 p.m.

Sept. 10: 9-11 a.m. / 2-4 p.m.

Sept 11: 1:30-4 p.m.


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