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Undergraduate Advising

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has four full-time undergraduate academic advisors, an academic coordinator, and a program assistant dedicated to student success. Students are encouraged to meet often with their advisor to discuss their academic progress and any questions or concerns they may have. 

N250 Scott Laboratory

Undergraduate Academic Advisors

Zayd Abukar
Undergraduate Academic Advisor & Staff Assistant
N250B Scott Laboratory


Kelsey Jarrett
Undergraduate Academic Advisor & Staff Assistant
N250E Scott Laboratory


Kelsey King
Undergraduate Academic Advisor & Staff Assistant
N250F Scott Laboratory


Administrative Staff

Anna Hoza Corlew
Undergraduate Academic Coordinator
N250G Scott Laboratory


Office hours for the Undergraduate Advising Office are listed below. Please be aware that all hours are subject to change based on staff availability.


Summer Semester 2017 Schedule


SU17 Office Hours


Walk-in hours are for quick 5 minute questions or actions (ie: adding or swapping a class time, dropping a course, etc.) Any course planning, minor planning, SAP appeals, petitions, ROTC forms, etc., must be handled in an appointment.

Appointments must be scheduled a day in advance. You can schedule an appointment by calling 614-292-0515 or stopping by the front desk of N250 Scott Lab. If you email a request for an appointment, you must list the times you have available (within the hours listed on the chart above). Please be aware that wait time for appointments may be up to two weeks. Phone appointments are available upon request.

Email Guidelines

One of the primary modes of communication between advisors and students is email!  When contacting us by email, we request that you send us email from your OSU email account so that we can verify you as the sender (because nobody else should have access to your OSU email account).  We will not discuss student information or process requests from outside email accounts.  Please allow up to 48 hours for a response.

Advisor / Student Responsibilities
Academic advising is a partnership between the student and the advisor, and both have responsibilities in this partnership.  Advisor responsibilities include:

  • providing current and accurate information about academic majors and requirements;
  • providing information on opportunities that help enhance your academic program;
  • helping you plan a course of study and give advice about courses and course loads;
  • referring you to other resources as appropriate;
  • offering assistance if you have academic difficulties.

Student responsibilities are to:

  • acquire the information needed to assume final responsibility for course scheduling, program planning, and meeting graduation requirements;
  • seek academic and career information needed to meet educational goals;
  • understand policies and rules of the university;
  • be prepared with accurate information and materials when contacting their advisor;
  • consult with their advisor at least once per semester.