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Undergraduate Advising Office

376 Dreese Laboratories          

Undergraduate Advising E-mail:   (quickest response for general questions)   

Phone: (614) 292-1900   

***Summer Term 2019 Walk-in Hours*** 

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 1:00-4:00 p.m.


  • Wednesday, July 3 - University open, Advising Office closed
  • Thursday, July 4 - University and Advising Office closed
  • Friday, July 5 - University open, Advising Offce closed

​Walk-ins are open to all students, but are only appropriate for quick questions and actions (5-10 minutes max), such as adding or dropping classes, reviewing next semester's schedule or checking a deadline.

***How to Schedule an Appointment***

Appointments are 30-minute meetings that are appropriate for anything requiring long-term planning (such as graduation plans, financial aid appeals, reinstatement petitions, ROTC forms, and BS/MS combined program questions) and concerns about academic progress. Please prepare in advance for your appointment as much as possible (run a degree audit, bring a schedule projection draft, etc.) and bring something to take notes on.

To schedule an appointment, please click here for instructions.

The Advising Office is staffed by professional advisors who can help students in a variety of ways. The staff supports the mission of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) where "advising is teaching" and the interactions are based on student development and engagement. A summary of the services that the office provides as well as the outcomes it helps students achieve is described in this document.

Professional Advisors
Nikki Strader, Undergraduate Academic Advising Coordinator
LaNorris Alexander, Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Leslie Dowler, Undergraduate Academic Advisor
C.A. Wade, Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Kami Westhoff, Undergraduate Academic Advisor


Please use the e-mail address above to contact our office.

Advisors can assist with:
  • Academic planning
  • Graduation requirements
  • Financial Aid petitions
  • College petitions
  • Referrals to campus resources
  • Placement tests
  • Changing majors
  • Minors
  • Internship planning
Faculty Advisors

Once accepted into the major, students are assigned a faculty advisor based on the student's interests.

Faculty advisors can assist with:
  • Technical elective course selection
  • Industry questions
  • Research opportunities
  • Technical questions

From Quarters to Semesters

OSU switched its academic calendar from quarters to semesters in the Summer of 2012. The information in these pages apply to the semester programs.

As we were preparing for the transition to semesters, a "Semester Conversion page" was created to provide students and others detailed information about the conversion. The information in that page and the pages it links to may be of interest to students who joined OSU under the quarter calendar. But note that some of the information in that page may be incorrect since it was prepared when the semester-programs were still being designed.

A key guiding principle that was followed in designing the transition policies is that every credit hour (whether it was a CSE course or a non-CSE course) that was required in the quarter program would be counted towards the semester program (either as the corresponding required course or towards technical electives) so that no student's graduation would be delayed because of the switch to semesters.