How do I change my AccessID password?

You may change your AccessID password with the Account Management tool in Academica.


Long term password

C&IT now allows Wayne State users the option to keep the same password throughout their time at the university. A password must meet the following requirements to qualify for long term use:

  • Must be at least 14 characters.
  • Must include one special character (!, #, &, %, ?, @, etc.).
  • Must not include AccessID, birth date or the name of the user.
  • Must not be a previous password.

Change your password

If you do not opt to follow the above guidelines, you will be prompted to change your password every six months if you're a faculty member and once every year if you are an current student. Standard passwords must not include your AccessID, name or email address.

  1. Log in to Academica at with your AccessID and current password.
  2. Click the Settings icon in the upper-right (shaped like a person) and choose Account Management.

  3. Choose Change Your Password from the left-hand menu.

  4. Follow the instructions to change your password. Click Save when finished. 

NOTE: Read Wayne State's Strong Password Standard at