Academic support

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Wayne State offers a variety of resources to help students succeed in class and graduate on time. 

Academic advising

During this collaborative process, students and advisors work together to create a plan for taking the right classes in the right order to fulfill degree requirements, which leads to an on-time graduation.


Wayne State’s Academic Success Center offers students free help in understanding a wide range of courses. Tutoring sessions are available on a walk-in basis and by appointment. Tutors are faculty-recommended undergraduate and graduate students who are successful in their various disciplines and meet a GPA requirement. 

Learning Communities

WSU’s Learning Community program gives students the advantages of a small college environment with the resources of a major research university. In a Learning Community, students with similar interests work together to accomplish goals, study and socialize, led by an advanced student mentor and a faculty advisor. 

University Libraries

Wayne State’s library system ranks among the top 60 in the Association for Research Libraries. The WSU system consists of six major libraries and an accredited School of Library and Information Science. WSU is a national leader in the transition of library collections from print to electronic resources. WSU Libraries offers excellent client services such as instant access to a myriad of resources, including news, databases, e-journals, e-books, reference tools, research support and much more.

Student Disability Services

The mission of Student Disability Services is to ensure a university experience in which individuals with disabilities have equitable access to programs, and to empower students to self-advocate in order to fulfill their academic goals. Student disability specialists meet with eligible students to discuss how their situation affects their learning and to discuss appropriate accommodations. Assistive technology needs also are assessed and technology support is offered through this office.

Career Services

Career Services provides resources targeted to meet the career needs of Wayne State students, alumni, employers and the university community. Career Services works diligently to promote student retention and success through experiential learning-based programs, university engagement, the assessment of learning outcomes and collaborations with external organizations.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS provides counseling and psychological services to Wayne State students as well as consultation and outreach to the university community in support of student welfare. CAPS promotes a culture of understanding and growth through collaboration among the staff, which consists of licensed professional counselors, psychologists and social workers. CAPS is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services. All currently registered WSU students qualify for CAPS services.