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

255 Engineering Center
(248) 370-2201
Please call for an appointment




Walk-ins

Adviser meetings are currently by appointment only.

Academic Advising

Academic Advising

WELCOME TO THE SECS ADVISING OFFICE (255 Engineering Center)

... And welcome to the Fall 2014 semester! 

Advisers are now taking appointments for current and prospective students and students completing Part II of Transfer Orientation for Winter 2015. Appointments may cover all academic related matters (i.e. course selection for Winter 2015, graduation, change of major, academic challenges, among other items).

If you are a second-year student – now is the time to make your Second-Year Experience (SYE) appointment with an SECS professional adviser. SYE is strongly encouraged for all second-year students.

Students graduating in May 2015 – now is the time to submit Graduation Review Forms to the SECS Academic Advising Office. The sooner you submit your forms, the sooner that you will know definitively whether or not you have completed your graduation requirements.

Best of luck in your classes. If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to seek us out.

Academic Advising Staff
SECS

student
preparation

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
help

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
advisers

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
pcbennet@oakland.edu
Carmen EtienneCarmen Etienne
Director, SECS Advising
(248) 370-2201
etienne@oakland.edu
Marlene McKeanMarlene McKean
Advising Secretary
(248) 370-2201
mckeanma@oakland.edu
Jason PenningtonJason Pennington
Academic Adviser
(248) 370-2201
penningt@oakland.edu