Newly admitted students

Congratulations on your admission to Wayne State University. Now what? Follow the checklist below to make sure you're prepared for your first day of classes.


Which one are you?

Freshman
Transfer
International
Veterans
Accept your offer of admission

Accept your offer of admission

Log in to appstatus with your AccessID and password to let us know you’re ready to join the Wayne State family.

Apply for financial aid

Apply for financial aid

The free application for Federal Student Aid is your first step when applying for loans, grants or scholarships. Log on to FAFSA and use the WSU school code 002329 when applying. Once you’ve submitted the FAFSA, check your aid status on Pipeline.

Register for orientation

Register for orientation

You'll meet other new students, get academic advising and register for classes during this mandatory event. Sign up for a session that fits your schedule at orientation.

Consider living on campus

Consider living on campus

Visit housing and learn how living on campus can offer added convenience and enhance your Wayne State experience by creating a home away from home.

Start checking your WSU email

Start checking your WSU email

Be on the lookout for important information about orientation, housing, financial aid and more. Log in to Wayne Connect.

Take a campus tour

Take a campus tour

Explore Wayne State’s unique campus in the heart of Detroit online or in person – we know you’ll like what you see.

Online Virtual Tour      Campus Walking Tour

Accept your offer of admission and scholarships

Accept your offer of admission and scholarships

Log in to your appstatus with your AccessID and password to let us know you're ready to join the Wayne State family.

Start checking your WSU email

Start checking your WSU email

We will be sending you important information about orientation, housing and financial aid. Log in to Wayne Connect.

Apply for financial aid

Apply for financial aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be available at FAFSA beginning Jan. 1. Use the WSU school code 002329 when applying. You can check your financial aid status on Pipeline after you apply.

Apply for private scholarships

Apply for private scholarships

You can search and apply for private scholarships by March 31.

Review your transfer credit evaluation

Review your transfer credit evaluation

You will be notified via WSU email when your evaluation is complete. Log in to Pipeline using your AccessID and password. Click on the Student tab, then on STARS for degree audit. You can then log in using your AccessID and password and select Transfer/PvEd.

Check out on-campus housing

Check out on-campus housing

Housing applications will be available in February. Visit housing for more information.

Register for orientation

Register for orientation

You will sit down for a personalized academic advising session and register for classes. Sign up for orientation.

Learn about placement testing

Learn about placement testing

After reviewing your transfer credit evaluation, determine whether placement exams in English, math, biology or chemistry will be required by visiting the testing websiteWe recommend taking tests at least two weeks prior to your orientation date.

Submit your final transcripts

Submit your final transcripts

WSU must have proof of graduation before you can start classes. Be sure your transcripts are sent to the Undergraduate Admissions office once you have graduated.

Accept your offer of admission

Accept your offer of admission

Log in to your appstatus page with your AccessID and password to let us know you're ready to join the Wayne State family.

Start checking your WSU email

Start checking your WSU email

We will be sending you important information about orientation, housing and financial aid. Log in to Wayne Connect.

Review your I-20/DS-2019

Review your I-20/DS-2019

Check your status and pay the SEVIS fee. The SEVIS fee is $200 USD for F-1 students and $180 USD for J-1 students. Remember to print your receipt, as you will need it at the border. If changes are necessary, email I20unit@wayne.eduIf you have not applied for an I-20/DS-2019, visit the OISS site to learn more about applying for your F-1/F-2 visa or your J-1/J-2 visa. Remember to include all supporting documents. Transfer students should complete the Transfer In Clearance form

Apply for a student visa

Apply for a student visa

Locate the U.S embassy or consulate in your country and follow the instructions provided for applying. Students from all countries except Canada are required to submit an online nonimmigrant visa application (Form I-160) and schedule a visa interview. When you go to your visa interview, bring your SEVIS receipt, WSU admit letter, I-20/DS-2019 form, documents showing financial support and your passport.

Canadians entering the U.S. are visa-exempt

Canadians entering the U.S. are visa-exempt

Canadians may apply for the F-1/J-1 status admission directly at the U.S port of entry. Bring your I-20/DS-2019 form, SEVIS receipt, documents showing financial support and your passport. A cash processing fee of $6 USD will be required when you enter the U.S via bridge or tunnel.

Apply for private scholarships

Apply for private scholarships

You can search and apply for private scholarships by March 31.

Check out on-campus housing

Check out on-campus housing

Housing applications will be available in February. Visit housing for more information.

Plan your arrival

Plan your arrival

Arrive to campus no more than 30 days before the start date on your I-20/DS-2019. Please note that you may not receive your paper form I-94 at the port of entry. If this occurs, visit U.S Borders and Customs to learn how to obtain your I-94 number.

Schedule orientation

Schedule orientation

You are invited to attend orientation. Choose a date and time that work best for you.

Learn about placement testing

Learn about placement testing

Prior to orientation, visit our testing website to determine whether placement exams in English, math or science will be required. You are required to meet the university’s English proficiency requirement, indicated by minimum scores of 79-80 TOEFL IBT and IELTS 6.5. If you do not meet the university English proficiency requirement, you must apply to the university’s English Language Institute.

Register for classes

Register for classes

Get detailed instructions on registering and sign up as early as possible.

Sign up for OISS check-in

Sign up for OISS check-in

All international students must check in with the Office of International Students and Scholars when they arrive on campus. Sign up for a mandatory New International Student Check-in.

Purchase health insurance

Purchase health insurance

Health insurance is mandatory for international students. Visit the student insurance website to enroll and pay for yours. This is a requirement for your duration at Wayne State.

Accept your offer of admission and scholarships

Accept your offer of admission and scholarships

Log in to your appstatus page with your AccessID and password to let us know you're ready to join the Wayne State family.

Start by checking your WSU email

Start by checking your WSU email

We will be sending you important information about orientation, housing and financial aid. Log in to Wayne Connect.

Apply for financial aid

Apply for financial aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be available at fafsa.gov beginning Jan. 1. Use the WSU school code 002329 when applying. You can check your financial aid status on Pipeline after you apply.

Apply for private scholarships

Apply for private scholarships

You can search and apply for private scholarships by March 31.

Review your transfer credit evaluation

Review your transfer credit evaluation

You will be notified via WSU email when your evaluation is complete. Log in to Pipeline using your AccessID and password. Click on the Student tab, then on STARS for degree audit. You can then log in using your AccessID and password and select Transfer/PvEd.

Check out on-campus housing

Check out on-campus housing

Housing applications will be available in February. Visit housing for more information.

Register for orientation

Register for orientation

You will sit down for a personalized academic advising session and register for classes. Sign up for orientation.

Learn about placement testing

Learn about placement testing

After reviewing your transfer credit evaluation, determine whether placement exams in English, math, biology or chemistry will be required by visiting the testing website. We recommend taking tests at least two weeks prior to your orientation date.

Submit your final transcripts

Submit your final transcripts

WSU must have proof of graduation before you can start classes. Be sure your transcripts are sent to the Undergraduate Admissions office once you have graduated.

Activate your VA education benefits

Activate your VA education benefits

The GI Bill provides education benefits to veterans and their dependents.


Freshman
Accept your offer of admission

Accept your offer of admission

Log in to appstatus with your AccessID and password to let us know you’re ready to join the Wayne State family.

Apply for financial aid

Apply for financial aid

The free application for Federal Student Aid is your first step when applying for loans, grants or scholarships. Log on to FAFSA and use the WSU school code 002329 when applying. Once you’ve submitted the FAFSA, check your aid status on Pipeline.

Register for orientation

Register for orientation

You'll meet other new students, get academic advising and register for classes during this mandatory event. Sign up for a session that fits your schedule at orientation.

Consider living on campus

Consider living on campus

Visit housing and learn how living on campus can offer added convenience and enhance your Wayne State experience by creating a home away from home.

Start checking your WSU email

Start checking your WSU email

Be on the lookout for important information about orientation, housing, financial aid and more. Log in to Wayne Connect.

Take a campus tour

Take a campus tour

Explore Wayne State’s unique campus in the heart of Detroit online or in person – we know you’ll like what you see.

Online Virtual Tour      Campus Walking Tour

Transfer
Accept your offer of admission and scholarships

Accept your offer of admission and scholarships

Log in to your appstatus with your AccessID and password to let us know you're ready to join the Wayne State family.

Start checking your WSU email

Start checking your WSU email

We will be sending you important information about orientation, housing and financial aid. Log in to Wayne Connect.

Apply for financial aid

Apply for financial aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be available at FAFSA beginning Jan. 1. Use the WSU school code 002329 when applying. You can check your financial aid status on Pipeline after you apply.

Apply for private scholarships

Apply for private scholarships

You can search and apply for private scholarships by March 31.

Review your transfer credit evaluation

Review your transfer credit evaluation

You will be notified via WSU email when your evaluation is complete. Log in to Pipeline using your AccessID and password. Click on the Student tab, then on STARS for degree audit. You can then log in using your AccessID and password and select Transfer/PvEd.

Check out on-campus housing

Check out on-campus housing

Housing applications will be available in February. Visit housing for more information.

Register for orientation

Register for orientation

You will sit down for a personalized academic advising session and register for classes. Sign up for orientation.

Learn about placement testing

Learn about placement testing

After reviewing your transfer credit evaluation, determine whether placement exams in English, math, biology or chemistry will be required by visiting the testing websiteWe recommend taking tests at least two weeks prior to your orientation date.

Submit your final transcripts

Submit your final transcripts

WSU must have proof of graduation before you can start classes. Be sure your transcripts are sent to the Undergraduate Admissions office once you have graduated.

International
Accept your offer of admission

Accept your offer of admission

Log in to your appstatus page with your AccessID and password to let us know you're ready to join the Wayne State family.

Start checking your WSU email

Start checking your WSU email

We will be sending you important information about orientation, housing and financial aid. Log in to Wayne Connect.

Review your I-20/DS-2019

Review your I-20/DS-2019

Check your status and pay the SEVIS fee. The SEVIS fee is $200 USD for F-1 students and $180 USD for J-1 students. Remember to print your receipt, as you will need it at the border. If changes are necessary, email I20unit@wayne.eduIf you have not applied for an I-20/DS-2019, visit the OISS site to learn more about applying for your F-1/F-2 visa or your J-1/J-2 visa. Remember to include all supporting documents. Transfer students should complete the Transfer In Clearance form

Apply for a student visa

Apply for a student visa

Locate the U.S embassy or consulate in your country and follow the instructions provided for applying. Students from all countries except Canada are required to submit an online nonimmigrant visa application (Form I-160) and schedule a visa interview. When you go to your visa interview, bring your SEVIS receipt, WSU admit letter, I-20/DS-2019 form, documents showing financial support and your passport.

Canadians entering the U.S. are visa-exempt

Canadians entering the U.S. are visa-exempt

Canadians may apply for the F-1/J-1 status admission directly at the U.S port of entry. Bring your I-20/DS-2019 form, SEVIS receipt, documents showing financial support and your passport. A cash processing fee of $6 USD will be required when you enter the U.S via bridge or tunnel.

Apply for private scholarships

Apply for private scholarships

You can search and apply for private scholarships by March 31.

Check out on-campus housing

Check out on-campus housing

Housing applications will be available in February. Visit housing for more information.

Plan your arrival

Plan your arrival

Arrive to campus no more than 30 days before the start date on your I-20/DS-2019. Please note that you may not receive your paper form I-94 at the port of entry. If this occurs, visit U.S Borders and Customs to learn how to obtain your I-94 number.

Schedule orientation

Schedule orientation

You are invited to attend orientation. Choose a date and time that work best for you.

Learn about placement testing

Learn about placement testing

Prior to orientation, visit our testing website to determine whether placement exams in English, math or science will be required. You are required to meet the university’s English proficiency requirement, indicated by minimum scores of 79-80 TOEFL IBT and IELTS 6.5. If you do not meet the university English proficiency requirement, you must apply to the university’s English Language Institute.

Register for classes

Register for classes

Get detailed instructions on registering and sign up as early as possible.

Sign up for OISS check-in

Sign up for OISS check-in

All international students must check in with the Office of International Students and Scholars when they arrive on campus. Sign up for a mandatory New International Student Check-in.

Purchase health insurance

Purchase health insurance

Health insurance is mandatory for international students. Visit the student insurance website to enroll and pay for yours. This is a requirement for your duration at Wayne State.

Veterans
Accept your offer of admission and scholarships

Accept your offer of admission and scholarships

Log in to your appstatus page with your AccessID and password to let us know you're ready to join the Wayne State family.

Start by checking your WSU email

Start by checking your WSU email

We will be sending you important information about orientation, housing and financial aid. Log in to Wayne Connect.

Apply for financial aid

Apply for financial aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be available at fafsa.gov beginning Jan. 1. Use the WSU school code 002329 when applying. You can check your financial aid status on Pipeline after you apply.

Apply for private scholarships

Apply for private scholarships

You can search and apply for private scholarships by March 31.

Review your transfer credit evaluation

Review your transfer credit evaluation

You will be notified via WSU email when your evaluation is complete. Log in to Pipeline using your AccessID and password. Click on the Student tab, then on STARS for degree audit. You can then log in using your AccessID and password and select Transfer/PvEd.

Check out on-campus housing

Check out on-campus housing

Housing applications will be available in February. Visit housing for more information.

Register for orientation

Register for orientation

You will sit down for a personalized academic advising session and register for classes. Sign up for orientation.

Learn about placement testing

Learn about placement testing

After reviewing your transfer credit evaluation, determine whether placement exams in English, math, biology or chemistry will be required by visiting the testing website. We recommend taking tests at least two weeks prior to your orientation date.

Submit your final transcripts

Submit your final transcripts

WSU must have proof of graduation before you can start classes. Be sure your transcripts are sent to the Undergraduate Admissions office once you have graduated.

Activate your VA education benefits

Activate your VA education benefits

The GI Bill provides education benefits to veterans and their dependents.

Campus Tour

Visit campus in person or online.

Get your Warrior Gear and textbooks

Get your Warrior Gear and textbooks

Why Wayne State?

Why Wayne State?