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Engineering Undeclared

Welcome to advising in the Engineering Undeclared program! We are excited to work with you and help you on your academic path.

Where is the advising office located?

Office Location: 2070 Neil Ave. Hitchcock Hall Room 025
Phone: 614-688-2787

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 Engineering Undeclared program
  • Talking through decisions and weighing options
  • Planning your courses and scheduling
  • Exploring majors and minors
  • Reviewing petitions and evaluating coursework
  • Checking on your progress and performance

To schedule an appointment: 

  • Visit
  • Select "Schedule Academic Advising."
  • Select "Engingineering Undeclared and Re-Exploring."
  • Select the reason you want to meet with an advisor.
  • Select the location "Engineering Undeclared and Re-Exploring Advising - 025 Hitchcock Hall."
  • Choose an advisor.
  • Select an available time.
  • Add any additional comments you want your advisor to review and prepare for your appointment.
  • Select "Confirm Appointment."
  • If you have any issues scheduling an appointment, please contact

Keep in mind that, 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: add a class you have already picked out, drop a class where you don't need to talk through the decision, that type of thing. 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.

Autumn 2017 Walk-in Hours:
Monday through Friday 10:00AM - 12:00AM


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
  • verifying a course equivalency
  • 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 Engineering Undeclared program?

Are you a student who is currently in the College of Engineering? If so, changing pre-majors is easy! You can request to change into the Engineering Undeclared program by emailing an Undeclared advisor, setting up an appointment, or coming to our walk-in hours.

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. If you meet the criteria, we recommend setting up an appointment with an advisor to change into our program. That way, you and your advisor can talk about the program, the admission to major process, review your schedule, and answer any questions you may have. If you need to switch into our pre-major immediately and an appointment is not available, you can also email an advisor to ask to be changed into our pre-major.

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

Suzanne Dantuono

Director of Academic Advising

Advises: Undeclared

Additional Responsibilities: oversees and coordinates advising for the College of Engineering, petitions, academic standing

Amanda Crall

Coordinator of Academic Advising

Advises: Undeclared

Additional Responsibilities: re-exploring, student athletes, honors contract, IBE, orientation coordination

Mike Knisley

Coordinator of Academic Advising

Advises: Undeclared

Additional Responsibilities: re-exploring, campus change, undergraduate research and distinction, FEH

Rachel Tuttle

Humanitarian Engineering Scholars Program Manager

Advises: Undeclared

Additional Responsibilities: Humanitarian Engineering Minor advising, Humanitarian Engineering Scholars

Rachel Lemaster

Office Associate

Responsibilities: administrative support for advising office, schedule of classes, Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts