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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

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Academic Advising

  • Registration will begin in March, and now is the time to meet with us so we can help you create a plan for success!
  • Please visit to schedule an appointment. This appointment will be conducted over the phone or video chat until further notice.
  • 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 registration date, 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.
  • Questions? Visit our FAQ page or connect with us through SECS Chat.

Chat with Us! 

Virtual Drop-Ins

Considering dropping, withdrawing from, or repeating a class?  Understand your options and make an informed decision.  Join our open Zoom session to speak with an adviser anytime during the times listed.

Meeting ID: 928 0608 7502    Passcode: 603581

Winter 2021 Virtual Drop-In Days    
Thursday, March 18th, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM


Connect with us through SECS Chat!

Because the SECS Undergraduate Advising Office will continue to work with students remotely, we now have Chat hours available Monday - Friday for any quick questions that you may have. Our  academic advisers will be available to answer your questions on the Google Chat from 11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. -  3:30 p.m.   You might be wondering when classes begin for the next semester, or the last day to withdraw from a class, or how to find a tutor. Any question is a good question. 


Follow the directions below to chat:

  1. Go to the Oakland University homepage and click on Webmail at the top.
  2. Sign-in using your NetID and password.
  3. In the bottom left, click the plus sign (+) next to your name.
  4. In the search box of the pop-up window, type '' and click on the name below.
  5. A text box will pop up at the right of your screen - ask us anything!

This service is best utilized when students are able to stay active in the chat until there is a resolution to their question. 

Our staff are ready to help!

Meet the Advisers

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
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

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 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.