Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201
Our Hours
We are open from 8:00am-5:00pm but close for lunch from 12pm-1pm. 

Adviser meetings are currently by appointment only.

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

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.

Academic Advising

Welcome to the SECS Undergraduate Advising Office!

Have you finalized your winter semester schedule? Now is the time to do so! We are available to see students Monday – Friday.  Please call (248) 370-2201 to schedule your appointment.

Remember, the last day for official withdrawal for full semester classes is November 8th.

Winter 2018 Graduates – have you submitted your preliminary graduation review form? This form is available in the SECS Advising Office (255 EC) or online.

Macomb University Center Advising

Advising is now available in Macomb County twice monthly.  To make an appointment please call (248) 370-2201


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

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
Kelly GianettoKelly Gianetto
Academic Advisor
(248) 370-2201
Marlene McKeanMarlene McKean
Advising Secretary
(248) 370-2201
Eman Shammo
Academic Adviser
(248) 370-2201
Sarah Shelden PictureSarah (Shelden) Konrad
Senior Academic Adviser
(248) 370-2201
WheelerDebra Wheeler
Academic Adviser
(248) 370-2201
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Kurtis Kirkpatrick, MA, LPC
Academic Adviser
(248) 370-2201