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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

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

Academic Advising

  • SECS Academic Advisers are here to help you! Current, transfer, and prospective students are encouraged to meet with an adviser regularly to help prepare and plan the academic career, discuss program opportunities, connect with student support services and involvement opportunities and more.

  • Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Winter 2023 Registration remains open! If you have not registered for your courses yet and need to discuss your options, please schedule an academic advising appointment.
  • Please visit ou-advisor.oakland.edu to schedule an appointment; virtual and in-person appointments are available. 
  • New transfer and prospective students - please call 248-370-2201 to schedule your appointment.
  • Advisers are here to assist you, so be prepared for your appointment – review your Progress to Degree (in MySail), academic catalog, and posted class schedule.
  • Course overrides (due to registration errors or off-campus enrollment), major standing, and preliminary graduation reviews can be requested online. Please see the link and additional information in the Forms and Info tab below.
As a reminder, due to limited space, masks are required in the SECS Advising office regardless of vaccination status.

Who is my Academic Adviser?

Find your adviser: in MySail, under My Details, click on the blue Adviser link.

Connect with us during an appointment, chat, or email:

  1. Schedule an in-person or virtual appointment: https://ou-advisor.oakland.edu/
  2. The SECS chat will resume again starting August 1. Please reach out to our office through scheduling an appointment or emailing either secsadvising@oakland.edu or your assigned academic adviser.
  3. Email your Academic Adviser
    1. Carmen Etienne - etienne@oakland.edu
    2. Alexa Cotter, alexacotter@oakland.edu
    3. Kurtis Kirkpatrick - kirkpatrick@oakland.edu
    4. Sarah Konrad - shelden@oakland.edu
    5. Jenny Lee - jjlee@oakland.edu
    6. Eman Shammo - eshammo@oakland.edu
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.
Drop In Times
Drop-in advising has been suspended until further notice. Instead, please seek support in the following ways:
  • Email your academic adviser
  • Call us at (248) 370-2201.
  • Chat with us during designated times through Google Chat!  Please see times and days above.
Engineering Center, Room 255
Advising appointments are currently being offered via phone and video chat and can be scheduled online at  ou-advisor.oakland.edu/ In-person appointments are also available by request.
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.