University Academic Offices, Services, and Regulations

The following index references the general academic regulations of the University, as well as important offices providing academic ser­vices. For individual School and College regulations and offices, see their respective sections of this bulletin website indexed under Gen­eral Information, Colleges and Departments.

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Academic Pathways to Excellence (APEX)

Academic Progress for International Students

Academic Regulations, Outreach

Academic Regulations

Academic Success Center

AccessID (WSU)


Administration of the University

Admission, Application for Undergraduate

Admission: Change of Graduate Status

Admission, Graduate Application Dates

Admission, Graduate Guest

Admission Guidelines, Freshmen

Admission: International Graduate Students

Admission: International Undergraduate Students

Admission, Non-Degree Graduate

Admission, Permit-to-Register Graduate

Admission, Post-Bachelor

Admission: Re-Entry Following an Interruption in Attendance

Admission, Regular Graduate

Admission Requirements, Outreach

Admission, Qualified Graduate

Admission, Senior Rule

Admission: Special Requirements and Professional Admission

Admission: Special Undergraduate Programs

Admission, Transfer

Admission, Undergraduate

Admission, Undergraduate Guest

Admission, (‘WayneDirect’)

Admissions and Orientation, Office of Undergraduate

Advanced Placement Tests

Advising Center, University

Advising, Non-matriculant

Aerospace Studies

‘AGRADE’ Program: Accelerated Undergraduate Admission

American Society and Institutions (AI) Group Requirement

APEX (see Academic Pathways to Excellence (APEX))

Appeal Procedure, Academic

Appeal Procedures, College/School Grade

Application Deadlines for Financial Aid

Application for Degrees (see Degree or Certificate, Application for)

Archives, University

Arts: General Education Group Requirement (see Visual and Per­forming Arts (VP) Group Requirement

Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation

Attendance and Performance, Responsible

Attendance Policy, Classroom, for Undergraduate Students

Auditing Courses


Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree, Second

Basic Composition (BC) Requirement

Blackboard (Courses on the Web)

Blackstone LaunchPad

Broadcast Messaging (WSU Emergencies)

Bulletin-in-Effect Policy see: Graduation Policy, Bulletin-in-Effect


Calendar, Academic, 2013-2015

Canadian Students, Commuting

Career Services

Centers, University and College (Undergraduate Programs)

Change of Grade and Mark

Change of Status (Graduate) (see Admission: Change of Graduate Status)

College-Level Examination Program


Communication Requirement: Oral Communication (OC) Requirement

Communication Requirement: Written Communication (BC, IC, WI)

Competency Requirements, General Education

Computer Labs

Computer Literacy (CL) Requirement

Computer Security

Computer Support Services

Computing and Information Technology Division (C&IT)

Concurrent Degrees

Conduct, Student Code of

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Credits, Definition of Credit Hours

Critical and Analytic Thinking (CT) Requirement

Cross-Cultural Activities


Dean of Students Office

Degree Audit (STARS)

Degree or Certificate, Application for

Degree Programs Offered Through Educational Outreach

Degrees and Programs, University

Directory Information, Student

Disabilities Institute, Developmental

Drop/Add — Adjusting Your Schedule

Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy

Dual Enrollment


Early Academic Assessment

Educational Outreach

Email and Communication Tools

English Language Institute (ELI)

English Proficiency Requirement for International Graduate Students

Equality of Opportunity Policy, University

Ethics, Student Academic

Examination, Credit by Special

Executive and Professional Development Programs, (Non-Credit)

Exemptions for Second Degree and Transfer Students (General Edu­cation Program)

Extension Centers


Federal TRIO Office

Fees, Student

Financial Aid, Application for (FAFSA)

Financial Aid Disbursement

Financial Aid, Office of Student (OSFA)

Financial Aid Types

Financial Need: Student Aid Report (SAR)

Foreign Culture (FC) Group Requirement

Freedom of Information Act, Michigan’s

Fulbright Grants


General Education Courses

General Education Program

Grade Point Average

Grading System, University

Graduation, Application for

Graduation Policy, Bulletin-in-Effect

Graduation with Distinction

Grid Computing

Group Requirements, General Education


Handicapped, Non-Discrimination Policy

Hardware, Computer

Health Insurance, Student

High School Preparation, Recommended

Historical Studies (HS) Group Requirement

History of the University

Honors Requirements, College or Department

Honors Curricula at WSU, Undergraduate

Honors Curriculum, University

Housing and Residential Life, Office of

Humanities Center

Humanities (VP, PL) Group Requirement


ID (WSU OneCard), Student

Intercollegiate Graduate Studies (see MIGS)

Intermediate Composition (IC) Requirement

International Faculty and Research Scholars

International Students and Scholars: Health Insurance

International Students and Scholars, Office of (OISS)

International Students and Scholars, New

International Students: Non-immigrant

Internet and Network Services


Japan Center for Michigan Universities


Labor and Urban Affairs, Archives of

Labor Studies Center

Latino/a and Latin American Studies, Center for

Leadership Awards, Student

Library: Law Library, Arthur Neef

Library: Medical Library, Shiffman, and Learning Resources Centers

Library: Oakland Center Library Services Center

Library: Science and Engineering Library

Library: Purdy/Kresge Library

Library: Undergraduate Library, David Adamany

Library System, University

Life Sciences (LS) Group Requirement

Location of the University


MACRAO Agreement


Mathematics Competency (MC) Requirement

Mathematics, Center for Excellence and Equity in

Media Relations Office

Merit Scholarships (see WSU Merit Scholarships)

Merrill-Palmer Skillman Institute for Children and Families

MIGS - Michigan Intercollegiate Graduate Studies Program

Military and Veterans’ Academic Excellence, Office of (OMVAE)

Minor Areas of Study

Mission, University


Natural Science (PS, LS) Group Requirement

Nepotism Policy, Academic

Nursing Center, Primary Care


Obligations of Faculty and Students to the Instructional Process

Ombuds Office

Online Programs, Office of

Oral Communication (OC) Requirement

Organization of the University, Administrative

Orientation, New Student


Palliative-Care Excellence, Center to Advance (CAPEWAYNE)

Passed — Not Passed Program

Parents’ Information Network and Parents Advisory Council

Parking: Faculty, Staff, and Visitor

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Peace and Conflict Studies, Center for

Philosophy and Letters (PL) Group Requirement

Phoenix Program (Second Start)

Physical Sciences (PS) Group Requirement

Pipeline, WSU (Records and Registration Services on the Web)

Police and Public Safety Services

Post-Bachelor Status: see Admission, Post-Bachelor

Probation, Undergraduate Academic

Program Load, Normal


Ranking, Class

Records and Registration, Student

Records Source, Student Academic (STARS)

Records, Student, Release of

Registering for Classes Online

Registrar, Office of the

Registration and Scheduling

Registration for Off-Campus Courses

Residency (State of Michigan) Regulations

Repeating Courses — The mark of ‘R’

Research Networks: Internet2 and MiLR

Researcher's Dashboard

Rights and Responsibilities, Student


Scholarship Programs for Freshmen and Transfer Students

Scholarships (see WSU Merit Scholarships)

Second Start (see Phoenix Program (Second Start))

Senior Rule (see Admission, Senior Rule)

Sexual Harassment Policy

Social Science (SS) Group Requirement

Society and Institutions (AI, FC, HS, SS) Group Requirement

Software, Computer

Sports Facilities

STARS (see Records Source, Student Academic (STARS))

Student Center Administration

Student Senate

Study Abroad and Global Programs Office

Study Skills and Reading

Success Services, Student Academic


Technology Resource Center

Testing, Evaluation, and Research Services

Transcript Request Policy

Transfer of Undergraduate Credits

Travel Study, Outreach

TRIO (see Federal TRIO Office)

Tuition Cancellation

Tuition and Fees, Undergraduate



Urban Studies, Center for


Visitor Program (Non-Credit)

Visitor Program, University

Visual and Performing Arts (VP) Group Requirement

Violence in the Workplace Policy


Websites, C&IT

Windsor, University of, Exchange Agreement with Wayne State Uni­versity

Written Communication (BC, IC, WI)

Writing-Intensive Course in the Major (WI) Requirement

WSU Merit Scholarships