Electrical and Computer Engineering

Welcome to advising in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering! We are excited to work with you and help you on your academic path.

Where is the advising office located?

Office Location: 205 Dreese Laboratories
Phone: 614-292-2572
Click here to visit the department's website.

When should I schedule an appointment?

Appointments are great for in-depth advising, as they are scheduled in advance and can last up to 30 minutes at a time. You should schedule an appointment for topics like:

  • Changing into the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Talking through decisions and weighing options
  • Planning your courses and scheduling
  • Checking on your progress and performance
  • Applying to graduate

You can schedule an online appointment here.

Keep in mind that our calendars only search for the next 10 available business days. If an appointment is unavailable please check back daily. While we try to accommodate requests, our advisors sometimes do not have availability for a few weeks due to student appointments. This happens particularly during times when students schedule classes. Plan ahead and schedule your appointment well in advance!

When should I come to walk-ins hours?

Walk-ins are limited to five minutes per student, so they are for times when you only need your advisor to process something. Walk-ins are first-come, first-served. If you have a question or a situation that will take longer than is appropriate for a walk-in, the advising staff will help you schedule an appointment for a later date.

Click here for walk-in hours.

No walk-ins during break periods.

When should I email my advisor?

Emailing your advisor with questions you have is another great way to connect. Keep in mind that, due to the limitations of written communication, conversing over email is not the same as talking one-on-one with your advisor in person. As a general rule, stick to questions that are primarily transactional in nature: 

  • asking for a copy of a form
  • sending documentation such as a signed course enrollment permission slip or a request to drop a class

Always contact your advisor directly through your OSU Buckeyemail. Advisors are not able to respond to academic questions to an external email address, due to FERPA. Also, external email addresses may be filtered into your advisor's junk folder. OSU Buckeyemail is the only way to communicate electronically with your advisor.

How do I change into the pre-major program?

You can meet with an advisor about changing into our department by setting up an appointment with an ECE advisor

Are you a student who is not in the College of Engineering? If so, please review the admission requirements to change into the College of Engineering pre-major program prior to meeting with an advisor. 

Which advisor should I work with?

You can meet with any advisor in our program! Each of our advisors has his/her own personal style and we encourage students to work with the advisor who best suits their needs.

Our Advising Staff



Alissa Kasmer

Academic Advisor and Coordinator of Academic Advising

Advises: all ECE students

Additional Responsibilities: graduation certification, oversees advising office



Louise Vasher

Academic Advisor

Advises: students in the major and students interested in pursuing ECE










Melissa Hoyt

Academic Advisor

Advises: students in the major and students interested in pursuing ECE