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School of Engineering and Computer Science
248 Dodge Hall of Engineering
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4401 (map)

Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201


Academic Advising

Academic Advising Moving!

The SECS Academic Advising Office is moving from Dodge Hall to the Engineering Center on Aug. 9, 2014. 

While this is exciting news, it will require the advising office to not accept appointments or walk-ins from Aug. 4-15.

We understand that this is a busy time for students and for advising, but we will not have access to student records during the move and unpacking of the office. We will continue answering emails and phone calls, but there may be a delay in response. We will commence taking appointments on Monday, Aug. 18.

We appreciate your patience during this busy time, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Advising Center Staff


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‚Äôs 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 Bennett
Academic Adviser/Program Coordinator   
(248) 370-2201

Carmen Etienne
Director, SECS Advising
(248) 370-2201
Marlene McKean
Advising Secretary
(248) 370-2201
Jason Pennington
Academic Adviser
(248) 370-2201 

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255 Engineering Center
(248) 370-2201
Appointments currently suspended due to advising move.


Walk-in advising is available during the peak registration times. Call for hours.