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Academic info and forms
- Declaring or changing your major
Declaring a major helps you and your departmental advisor create the shortest path to graduation, saving you time and money. Once you declare a major, you could qualify for departmental scholarships.
- Completing your bachelor's in four years
To complete your undergraduate degree within four years, you should meet with your academic advisor at least once a year to review your progress. You should also consult your department's website and review the sample four-year degree plan for your major.
- Get involved in undergraduate research
Wayne State is a research university. This gives you the opportunity to work with a professor on projects that will take you far beyond textbooks and lectures, and gain professional experience in independent research, writing and analysis.
- Dean's List
The Dean's List recognizes undergraduates in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who, in a given semester, either earn a GPA of 3.60 or above and at least 12 credits or earn a GPA of 4.0 and between 6 and 11 credits.
- Master's students
Essay and thesis submission dates
Semester Plan Deadline Winter 2024 A Apr. 23 Winter 2024 B & C Apr. 30 Spring/summer 2024 A Aug. 9 Spring/summer 2024 B & C Aug. 16
- Change of Graduate Status
- Change in Plan of Work
- Master's Final Report for Certifying Fulfillment of Degree Requirements
- Master's Plan of Work
- Petition for Transfer of Graduate Credit
- Petition and Authorization for Graduate Directed Study
- Request for Time Extension
- Thesis Outline and Record of Approval
⚠️ Important: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences requires that your Wayne State transcript be attached to the Change of Status Form and submitted directly to the department, not the Dean's Office.
For more information about master's student services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ph.D. students
- Campus resources
- Learning and success
- Registration and records
- Student aid
- Who should/how do I declare my major/minor?
Declaring a major helps you and your departmental advisor create the shortest path to graduation, saving you time and money. Once you declare a major, you could qualify for departmental scholarships. ⚠️ Important: You must declare a major in order to graduate. Pre-professional programs are not degree programs.
Declaring a minor
To declare or change a minor or co-major, contact an advisor.
- How do I register for classes?
Before you register for classes you should:
- Review your degree requirements to see what you need to take to complete your program. You may wish to meet with your program's academic advisor for advice on which courses you need to take to fulfill the Wayne State general education requirements, the college's requirements and your degree requirements.
- Check the Schedule of Classes to see what is being offered. Write down the CRN for each course you wish to register for.
- Log in into Academica and go to the "Student" tab. Under the "Registration" section on the left, click "Register/Add/Drop."
For more information, visit the registration portal.
- How can I obtain a copy of my syllabus from a previous class?
For the latest course syllabi 📗, visit the Course Information Matrix (CIM).
- How do I appeal a grade?
Basic criteria and grounds for appeal
- Formal grade appeals can only be made in regard to final grades in a course. For appealing a grade in an exam or assignment, please talk to your instructor.
- Formal grade appeals can only be made within 30 calendar days of the official notification of your grade in a course.
- Formal grade appeals can only be made on the following grounds: (a) the application of non-academic criteria in the grading process, as listed in the university’s nondiscrimination/affirmative action statute: race, color, sex (including gender identity), national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, height, weight, disability or veteran status; (b) sexual harassment or discrimination; or (c) evaluation of student work by criteria not directly reflective of performance relative to course requirements.
- What do I need in order to graduate?
Visit the Office of the Registrar to apply for graduation.
- What minors are available to add to my degree?
In addition to a major, CLAS students have the unique opportunity to choose a minor that rounds out their education and gives them a secondary area of expertise.