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School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
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Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201
SECSDean@oakland.edu

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201
SECSDean@oakland.edu

Student and adviser seated across the table from each other looking over a form

Academic Advising

Welcome to the SECS Undergraduate Advising Office!

As you finish the Fall semester, remember Academic Advisers are here to help you finalize your Winter schedule until December 21st.  The university is closed Dec. 22 - Jan. 1.

Scheduled drop in advising apppointments will begin on Thursday, January 3rd, and are limited to 20 minutes.  These appointments are intended for winter semester and urgent issues only for current SECS majors or for those students who might want to change their major.  Please visit ou-advisor.oakland.edu to schedule your drop in time. Prospective students please call 248-370-2201 for assistance.

Graduation audits, 2019-2020 scheduling, and future new student appointments will begin on January 18, 2017

Macomb University Center Advising will resume in January, please use the scheduling website above to schedule your next appointment.

Appointments
Our Hours
We are open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and close for lunch from 12:00 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location
Engineering Center, Room 255
Appointments
Adviser meetings are currently by appointment only and can be scheduled online at  ou-advisor.oakland.edu/
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 at ou-advisor.oakland.edu.

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. Please visit https://ou-advisor.oakland.edu/ to schedule an advising appointment.

forms and info

Download, electronically complete, print, sign and submit the Undergraduate Student Forms to the Academic Advising Office (255 Engineering Center).

Course Override Requests
  • This override request form is intended for students who receive inaccurate registration error messages or are enrolled in the prerequisite(s) at another institution.
  • For all other override requests:
    • Closed Class: Contact the course instructor.
    • Missing Prerequisite(s): Fill out the Prerequisite Waiver Request Form found under the Forms and Info tab and have it signed by the course instructor and the corresponding department chair.
    • Guest Students: Contact the course instructor.