Access Information

Access to the Student Tracking Advising Retention System (STARS) platform

Wayne State University advisors, faculty, staff and students must use their access ID/password combination to log into STARS. STARS login requires Duo Two-Factor Authentication.

New, current, or returning students:
  • If you have ever been issued an access ID from Admissions, you will have access to this service. Simply use your current access ID and password with Duo two-factor authentication.
  • If you have been gone from Wayne State University for an extended period, you may have to reactivate your account and reset your password. To do that, use the self-service link here: How to Reset your Password or call at 313-577-HELP.
Prospective students:

This type of access is still in development.  For immediate advising support, please use this site to find and contact an advisor directly. 

Advisor/Staff access:

Appropriate WSU personnel may be provisioned access to the platform based on their user role. Please review the following roles and request the appropriate access through your unit's Business Affairs Officer as described below. 

  • Reporter role: This role has access to the student profile, the advanced search, student watchlists and reports. This role does not utilize the STARS 2.0 student appointment system.
  • Advisor role: This role has access to the student profile, the advanced search, student lists and reports. This role is also for those that manage student appointment scheduling through the STARS 2.0 platform.
Faculty access:

Faculty will continue to use the existing STARS Legacy platform until further notice. Any faculty member at WSU with a valid access ID and who has taught a course will continue to have access to our STARS Legacy faculty module. The faculty module provides teaching history, class lists, course and class grade distributions and averages, as well as Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) when available.  All faculty access can be granted to a user under special circumstances.

To request access:

All University staff (including student employees) requesting STARS 2.0 access must complete the following:

  1. Complete the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) form:  CODE OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR SECURITY AND CONFIDENTIALITY FOR STUDENT DATA (1972 FERPA)  Information about FERPA can be found here: WSU FERPA Brochure or here: Department of Education FERPA Information
  2. Have your Business Affairs Officer (BAO) download and complete the Enterprise Applications Access Request Form from The form must be completed by the applicant's Business Affairs Officer who is authorized to review and submit for processing.
Additional questions:

Any additional questions can be submitted to