Road map to success at Wayne State
We want to make sure you have the information you need to make timely decisions, and continue on your path to graduation at Wayne State University. The Student Service Center periodically calls students just to ask how things are going. Please feel free to contact us at (313) 577-2100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org during office hours.
- File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on fafsa.ed.gov. You can transfer your IRS tax return data directly from the IRS website into the fields on the FAFSA.
- Check Academica and turn in all requested documents as soon as possible.
- Plan to save money to purchase books each semester. If you receive financial aid and met the qualifications, use the Wayne State Book Voucher program before the fall and winter semesters.
- Satisfactory Academic Progress is required in order to maintain financial aid eligibility. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is measured at the end of each semester. Find out more information.
- Learn about your financial aid awards.
Register for the classes you need to reach graduation
- How to Register for classes
- Degree Audit is a self-service program that helps you evaluate your progress towards completion of your degree program. Visit stars.wayne.edu and log in using your Access ID and Academica password to log in. Find out more information.
- S.M.A.R.T Check is mandatory if you are intending to withdraw from a course. During your visit, you will meet with an enrollment management representative and learn about how withdrawing from a course will specifically impact you, both academically and financially. You will receive personalized information to help you make an educated decision.
Need help with your classes?
- Academic Success Center is available to assist you with study skills, tutoring, supplemental instruction and more. If you want an extra assistance to make your Wayne State experience a success, please visit them at success.wayne.edu.
- More and more Wayne State students are discovering how living on campus is helping them achieve personal and academic success. Click here to learn about housing options, campus dining, services and facilities.
- Orientation II is coming up August 25 & 26. It is mandatory for FTIACs and optional for Transfer students.
- The OneCard is an all in one, multi-purpose identification and debit card. It provides students, faculty, staff and alumni access to a wide variety of campus services in a convenient, easy-to-use card. The card can be used for parking, door access, copying and printing services, as well as food and bookstore purchases.
- You will receive a myWSUCard debit MasterCard in a green envelope. You will use this card to activate your refund preference. It is NOT a credit card. Do not throw it away unless you want to receive your refund as a paper check.
- Academic Holds may only be lifted by advisors. You will need to schedule an appointment with your advisor to have these lifted. Even if you do not have any holds on your account, you may want to schedule an appointment to discuss your academic plans. Find more information and links to contact information for advising.
- Holds are place on student accounts for a variety of reasons. Find who should be contacted if you have a hold.
Other departments may also be able to assist you with specific questions: