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Rochester, MI 48309-4401
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Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201

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

Academic Advising

Welcome back SECS students and Happy New Year!

We hope that your first weeks back to school have been great and that you are settling into the semester.

Registration Information

The SECS Advising Office will begin making appointments for 2016-17 scheduling starting Monday, Feb. 1. Students are strongly encouraged to make an appointment and meet with an adviser prior to registration opening at the end of March.

You are also STRONGLY encouraged to register on the date registration becomes available to you, based on credit-hours earned. The calendar for 16-17 open registration is as follows:

Graduate students and veterans*March 21, 2016
Second undergraduateMarch 22, 2016
Seniors with 121 credits or moreMarch 22, 2016
Seniors with 91 credits or moreMarch 23, 2016
Juniors with 73 credits or moreMarch 24, 2016
Juniors with 56 credits or moreMarch 25, 2016
Sophomores with 42 credits or moreMarch 28, 2016
Sophomores with 28 credits or moreMarch 29, 2016
Freshman with 16 credits or moreMarch 30, 2016
Freshman with fewer than 16 creditsMarch 31, 2016
Post-bachelor and guest studentsApril 1, 2016

*Veteran students must be currently certified for VA benefits or contact the office of the Registrar to receive priority registration.


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.

Carmen EtienneCarmen Etienne
Director, SECS Advising
(248) 370-2201
Marlene McKeanMarlene McKean
Advising Secretary
(248) 370-2201
Jason PenningtonJason Pennington
Senior Academic Adviser
(248) 370-2201 
Eman Shammo
Academic Adviser
(248) 370-2201
Sarah Shelden PictureSarah Shelden
Academic Adviser
(248) 370-2201