Which classes do you need to complete your major? How do you know what one to take first? Is there anything more you could be doing to succeed? Let us help you find the answers.
Wayne State has a vested interest in helping you soar through college. That's why we've provided a strong team of experts to guide you through the process.
Academic Advising exists to affirm and empower students. To enhance our students’ experiences, Wayne State University Advisors are committed to collaborating with our diverse local and global campus community. We provide equitable opportunities for every student and maximize student success through continuous professional development. Our advising fosters students’ sense of belonging, autonomy, awareness, and self-advocacy.
To be a renowned leader in accessible, comprehensive, and holistic academic advising for a diverse student body.
Advising for undergraduates
The Hessler Student Success Center advises undergraduate students majoring in Accounting, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, Information System Management or Marketing. Students are assigned an advisor by major. Call to schedule an appointment with yours.
Frederick Hessler Student Success Center
2771 Woodward Ave., Suite 190
313-577-4505 or 313-577-4510
Undergraduate students are assigned an advisor by major. Majors include Community Health, Exercise and Sport Science, Sport Management, and teacher-track programs: Elementary Education, Health and Physical Education Teaching, Secondary Education, and Special Education. Early Childhood Education is available with or without teacher certification. Students may also pursue an undergraduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. The College also offers minors in Community Health, Exercise and Sport Science, Instructional Design, Sport Coaching, Sport Management, Urban Education and Equity Studies, and Yoga and Mindfulness. The College also has a Success Coach available for all undergraduate students.
- Advising appointments scheduled through STARS
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Note: Appointment days/times vary by advisor
- Open advising (contact your advisor for more details)
9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Advisors are assigned according to major.
Each entering student in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts is assigned an academic advisor. For prospective students with questions about our programs, feel free to contact an advisor in your program of interest. Advisors are glad to help.
Honors Advisors are available for Drop-In advising on Mondays and Thursdays from 9am 3:30pm, no appointment needed. Currently, Honors Drop-In advising is virtual. For any changes/updates to or questions about Honors advising, please contact an advisor.
Advisors are assigned according to department.
Prospective or pre-nursing students are welcome to set up an advising appointment with the University Advising Center.
Admitted College of Nursing students are welcome to schedule an appointment online.
Advising by appointment
8:30 5:00 p.m.
8:30 4:30 p.m.
Students admitted to programs in the EACPHS can connect with program staff through the Office of Student Affairs in the College. Pre-professional students completing prerequisites can refer to the University Advising Center advising services.
Office of Student Affairs
259 Mack Avenue, Suite 1600
Detroit, MI 48201
Advisors provide services to undergraduate students in many of the pre-professional programs (including pre-med, pre-nursing and pre-pharmacy), students exploring, declaring, or changing majors, and prospective students. The Office of Military and Veterans Academic Excellence and Pre-med and Health Science Center are also part of the University Advising Center.
1600 David Adamany Undergraduate Library
Advising by appointment
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Advising for graduate students
The Graduate Programs Office is available to provide information to prospective graduate students and to assist current graduate students throughout their academic careers.
The Division of Academic Services provides pre-admission advising for prospective students seeking information about the college's graduate degree and certificate programs. Admitted graduate students should meet with their faculty/assigned advisor.
Graduate program coordinators can answer questions about admissions requirements or the graduate program application process.
Current students are assigned to an academic advisor based on their discipline and are advised to meet with their designated faculty/advisor regularly.
College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts
- CFPCA general questions: Maya Calloway Richardson, email@example.com
- Department of Communication: Cleo Moody, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Department of Music: Joshua Duchan, email@example.com
- Department of Art and Art History
- Department of Theatre and Dance
Prospects interested in the Master of Studies in Law (MSL) can complete a request for information or contact Assistant Dean of Non-JD Programs Nikki Taylor-Vargo, firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 313-577-2733
Prospects can find an advisor by department or program. Current students should meet with their faculty/assigned advisor.
Prospects with questions about the school or admissions requirements can call 313-577-1825 or email Academic Services Officer Matt Fredericks.
Current students should meet with their faculty/assigned advisor.
Prospects can find a graduate officer by degree or program.
Prospects are encouraged to attend an information session. There are no one-on-one appointments.
The School of Social Work sponsors a full range of advisement and student development services for prospective, incoming and current students at the graduate level of study.