The University Advising Center's Exploratory Program offers advising and programming for students who are unsure of what they'd like to earn a degree in. Depending on a student's general area of interest - Humanities, Life & Health Science, Physical Science or Social Science - they are assigned an exploratory advisor who will offer a series of programs with the goal of helping a student make a decision by a maximum of 30 credits.
Pre-law advising at the UAC is for students who intend to or are thinking about attending law school. Advising sessions cover the process of preparing for and applying to law school including major/minor selection, enhancing academic competitiveness, LSAT prep, school selection, soliciting recommendation letters, and writing the personal statement.
Phoenix Reentry Program
The WSU Phoenix Reentry Program provides undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who left WSU on probation or exclusion and who are now in a position to thrive academically with the opportunity to petition for return under a second start policy.
Pre-pharmacy and health sciences programs
Students who are seeking admission to a professional program in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences are assigned to one of the pre-pharmacy and health sciences advisors in the UAC. These advisors are knowledgeable in the prerequisite coursework and admissions requirements for each of the program areas they advise in. Students should meet with their assigned advisor once a semester. Advisors will also refer to appropriate workshops, university departments and information sessions to be a competitive applicant.
Pre-Social Work Advising
Pre-Social Work advising introduces students to the admission criteria required for acceptance into the WSU School of Social Work. These include pre-requisite coursework, GPA evaluation, personal statement, letters of recommendation, and application.
Foreign Language Verification
Wayne State University teaches 12 languages other than English. For bilingual students wishing to test out of the foreign language requirement or meet a general education requirement through foreign language, the department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Culture administers proficiency exams for the languages it teaches.
You can also contact A. Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org to be tested for proficiency in a language not taught at Wayne State. To schedule an appointment with Mr. Douglas:
- Go to advisingworks.wayne.edu
- Choose #4 Supplemental Advising
- Then select "Foreign Language Verification
Pre-Med and Health Science Center
WSU's Pre-Med and Health Science Center (PMHSC) provides prerequisite advising, academic support, and professional development strategies for all WSU students pursuing admission to competitive health care programs. These types of programs include but are not limited to medical school, dental school, physician assistant programs and nursing programs.
Pre-health advisors will work with you to discuss degree options and help you plan your prerequisite coursework. In addition, pre-health advisors are knowledgeable in professional preparation — such as extracurricular experiences, leadership, service and health-care exposure — that medical programs value. We will challenge you to develop a strong portfolio of engagement while maintaining the high standards of academic excellence that you need to compete in the admissions process.
Students who are seeking admission to the College of Nursing Traditional BSN program or BSN Second Career/Degree program are assigned to a pre-nursing advisor. These advisors are knowledgeable in the prerequisite coursework and admissions requirements of the WSU College of Nursing programs. Students should meet with their assigned advisor once a semester. Advisors will also refer to appropriate workshops, university departments and information sessions to be a competitive applicant. Student who are interested in learning more about the pre-nursing program in the PMHSC are encouraged to visit the website.
Office of Military and Veteran Affairs Academic Excellence
The Office of Military and Veteran Affairs Academic Excellence (OMVAE) is dedicated to providing high quality and comprehensive student veteran support in an environment that fosters respect, commitment, and academic excellence. OMVAE provides direct and liaison services for all education and administrative matters pertaining to our student veterans, their families, and the military community at large.
Wayne Advantage-Macomb allows you to take classes at both Macomb Community College (MCC) and Wayne State University (WSU), preparing you to pursue a bachelor's at WSU while completing your associate degree at Macomb. As a Wayne Advantage-Macomb student, you are admitted to Wayne State, which means you can take courses at MCC, WSU or both institutions in the same semester. You must meet Wayne State admissions requirements to enter the program.
Learn more about Wayne Advantage-Macomb. You can also learn more by visiting the Transfer Student Blog. Wayne Advantage-Macomb Program Coordinator, Doug Peacock, discusses "all things transfer" in his posts.
Warrior Way Back
Warrior Way Back is a debt forgiveness program for returning students with an outstanding balance owed to Wayne State University. To qualify, students must have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher, a balance of $1,500 or less, and not have attended class at WSU for 2 or more years. Students who meet the program's academic and financial requirements will have their initial outstanding debt forgiven over the course of three successful semesters. They also reap the benefits of supplemental one-on-one academic support from the program advisor and access to a variety of adult student-centered events throughout the semester.
The University Advising Center prides itself on assessment and continuous improvement. In order to do so, data is collected annually from the following areas:
- Exploratory Programs
- Pre-Med and Health Science Center
- Pre-Nursing students
- Pre-Pharmacy and Health Sciences students
The Assessment Report for the 2019-2020 academic year reviews all data collected, results and future plans or adjustments.