UAC Services

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
  • Foundational Course Completion
  • Pre-Exclusion and Reinstatement
  • Pre-Med and Health Science Center
  • Pre-Professional Programs

The Assessment Report for the 2018-2019 academic year reviews all data collected, results and future plans or adjustments.

Exploratory programs

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-professional programs

Pre-professional advising at the University Advising Center is for students who intend on applying to a professional program at Wayne State University or elsewhere.  Professional programs require pre-requisite coursework, extracurricular activities, entrance exams and an application.  Examples include but are not limited to physical therapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, mortuary science, clinical lab science, and nursing.

Pre-Med and Health Science Center

WSU's Pre-Med and Health Science Center provides prerequisite advising, academic support, and professional development strategies for all WSU students pursuing admission to competitive health care 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.

Learn more about the services provided by the Pre-Med and Health Science Center.

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.

Learn more about what the Office of Military and Veteran Affairs has to offer.

Wayne Advantage-Macomb

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.

Exclusion, Reinstatement and Grade Appeals

Students who have been notified of exclusion (academic dismissal) from the University should meet with their assigned advisor to discuss their status and their options with respect to returning to the University.

Students coded in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (including Exploratory and Pre-professional) who have been excluded from the University, must go through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reinstatement process.  For more information about the CLAS reinstatement policy, please visit the Reinstatement to CLAS webpage.

Grade appeals should be initiated with the instructor of the course for the grade in question, followed by the chair of the department and then the dean of the school or college of the course.

If, after your School/College appeal path is exhausted and you wish to continue with the grade appeal process, per the University Academic policy (, you may request a Provost Review within 30 days of this decision.  The request should be addressed to Dr. R. Darin Ellis, Associate Provost for Academic Programs and sent electronically to For assistance with the appeal process, you may contact the Ombudsperson Laura Birnie-Lindemann at

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.