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 during office hours.

Financial Aid

  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on 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
  • Undergraduate Students - Degree Works is a new Degree Audit software that provides Wayne State University with three components to assist students and advisors as they work towards graduation. 
  • Graduate students - Degree Audit is a self-service program that helps you evaluate your progress towards completion of your degree program. Visit and log in using your Access ID and Academica password to log in. 
  • 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


  • 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

  • Orientation II Orientation Part Two signals the start of the fall semester for incoming studentsAll incoming freshmen are required to attend Orientation Part Two. Attendance is optional for transfer students. Conclude your summer orientation experience by inviting your parents and family to New Student Convocation, held on the last day of Orientation Part Two. You are automatically registered for Orientation Part Two by attending Orientation Part One. 


Other departments may also be able to assist you with specific questions: